[Films, Stories and Auteurs] 【電影.故事.導演】

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[Films, Stories and Auteurs]

By: Sadhika NANDA (Chan Sui Kau Hall)
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The most vivid way to tell a story is to have one’s audience look through one’s own lens. To facilitate complete understanding of the story in question, one has to stimulate all five senses, evoke a spectrum of emotions and well, if one really wants to make it worthwhile, one ought to make the story into a film. No better way to make someone see through one’s lens— pun intended.

Interestingly, in the world of cinema, there is actually a name for a storyteller(/director) who has the specific ability to show you the world through his personal lens: “auteur”, French for “author”, for he spins a tale and creates a whole new world while he’s at it.

Listed below are some of my favourite auteurs and their films— cinephiles, Christmas has come early this year.

1. Wes Anderson
Defined by unparalleled visuals, his films are comedic, yet they strike a chord never struck before, as seen in The Darjeeling Express and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

2. Martin Scorsese
His career will reach it’s half-century milestone in a few years, so you can bet that he has mastered the art of filmmaking. Watch Goodfellas, The Departed and Wolf of Wall Street, for starters.

3. Richard Linklater
Truly unique, he has made the ground-breaking “12 year epic”, Boyhood. One must also not miss the comedy Dazed and Confused and of course if you’re a hopeless romantic, his romantic film series, the “Before” Trilogy.

4. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Maker of Amelie, a foreign film that completely changed my perspective on exploring foreign cinema.

5. Sean Penn
I must admit I haven’t explored the films he has directed thoroughly, but to me Into the Wild epitomises the art of storytelling; it is my most loved film of all time.

While a lover of films may agree or disagree with the aforementioned films and filmmakers, he is bound to enjoy them all nonetheless. Happy story-watching!

【電影.故事.導演】

文: Sadhika NANDA (陳瑞球堂)
譯: 王琪 (舍堂十)
圖: 維基百科

講故事最生動的方法就是讓觀眾用自己的眼睛去看。想要完全明白一個故事在講什麼,我們必須充分調動每一種感官,喚醒自己的情緒。如果一個人真的覺得值得,他應該把故事拍成電影。讓人們透過鏡頭去看,這是最好的方式。

有趣的是,在電影的世界裡,講故事的人,或者說有著特殊的能力,能使你從他們的鏡頭中看到世界的這些人,有個專門的名字:auteur(導演)。這個詞是法文“作者”的意思,因為他們在娓娓道來一個故事的同時創造了一個全新的世界。

下面列舉的是我最喜愛的一些導演和他們的作品──影迷們的福利來了!

1. 韋斯·安德遜
前所未有的視覺效果,雖然他的電影多是喜劇,但引起了觀眾們從未有過的共鳴。推薦作品:《大吉利是有限公司》,《布達佩斯大酒店》。

2. 馬田·史高西斯
他的職業生涯在幾年內會取得半世紀的里程碑的成就,所以你可以打賭說他掌握了電影製作的藝術。沒接觸過他的觀眾可以從《盗亦有道》,《無間道風雲》和《華爾街狼人》開始。

3. 李察·連利加
真正獨一無二,他製作的「十二年的史詩」《我們都是這樣長大的》取得了開創性的突破。觀眾們一定不可以錯過他的喜劇《年少輕狂》,如果你是一個無藥可救的浪漫主義者,他的《愛情》三部曲系列電影正適合你。

4. 尚-彼亞·桑里
導演了《天使愛美麗》,這是一部完全顛覆了我對外國影片觀念的電影。

5. 辛·潘
我必須承認我沒有很徹底地研究過他的作品,但是他的《浪蕩天涯》體現了講故事的藝術,這是我一直喜愛的一部電影。

一個電影愛好者可能在觀點上與這些電影和導演不同,但這並不妨礙他欣賞他們和他們的作品。祝大家觀影愉快!

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