2012观后感

昨晚看了2012。男主角长得颇像凯文斯贝西,我还疑惑了半天,以为他老人家向尼古拉斯凯奇学习改走大片骗钱路线了。

我前一阵子特别喜欢看大片,结果是两个后果:一个是审美疲劳,人家被唬得嘴巴张大到可以塞进一西瓜的时候,我面无表情见怪不怪泰山崩于前而色不变,第二是被各种逻辑混乱的情节搞得恶心不已。

2012倒是不错,编剧没啥大问题,对白弄得很轻松搞笑。

当然了,主角光环下,天崩地裂也要哄着呵着主角,这一点亘古不变;我也理解,观众爱看,导演不敢不拍。所以要觉得恶俗,那不是影片的事,是观众的问题。

甚至连总统留下来等死,我都觉得没啥逻辑问题:这世界的确有不怕死的人。

最有趣的情节,是那个搞直播的电台疯子,就和在写博客的我一样,行为艺术到不成疯魔不成活。我特喜欢这家伙。

后面还有一个是那个俄罗斯的帅哥助理。我也蛮喜欢。可惜最后迫降失败了。

基本上很多细节都蛮有意思的。比如开着跑车迫降一段,主角坚持等一下他老婆的后夫。抱着家庭从容赴死的印度科学家。扔了一张票的头头。吊着大象的直升机。偷换蒙娜丽莎画像的馆长。黑人科学家向总统女儿论述他手里的书将成为文化遗产的一段。

而且特效的应用上,也有所收敛,比如巴西耶稣像倒塌的一段是出现在电视里面的。

2012在网上有一些很有意思的质疑,最有趣的一条是地球都快被灭了,10亿欧元有毛用,怎么还能买到船票。答案很明显,影片里面也没有解释,也许编剧认为观众有能力分析出其中的逻辑关系。但很明显,有些观众没能力分辨。我挺喜欢的第九区也在向朋友推荐时遭到过冷遇。

抱着看娱乐片的精神看大片,当然没错。问题的关键是,一个人的欣赏能力一旦提高就没法降低,所以我才需要一个逻辑严密的故事,即使故事本身是个假设的故事。

有人说后面拍得没有前面好,把很多配角都折腾死掉了;的确很明显,小狗不能死,孩子不能死;俄罗斯富翁的死得很莫名,这种人必然是第一个爬上去才对;俄罗斯美女和主角老婆的现任老公(汗)死得也是莫名。再次验证了灾难片的奇怪嗜好。好像骗局不怕老不怕旧观众买单最重要。这片子的编剧应该不止一个人,应该是集大家的智慧,再加上制片人的恶趣味,联合制造出这些奇怪的死亡。

话说,最后方舟一群人涌出来看太阳的时候,我却浮现出《Fallout》或《蝇王》或《Bioshock》的场景。我觉得,按人类的本性,那才是最终的结局。这个巨大的船上,应该诞生一个暴君,或者变成一个Rapture一样的海上都市,人类分成两个甚至三个阵营互相攻伐。

我觉得灾难片或大片一定要加入点人性元素在里面,必须要有疯狂,懦弱,贪生怕死,勇敢,两难抉择,不用太过严肃,但要恰到好处。不好的例子:比如《龙出生天》里面那个攀岩找出路的家伙,明明是一种脱险的可能方案,却处理为必死,为了衬托主角而刻意衬托,痕迹明显到发指,这就恶心了。

手机定位

论坛上有人问,说想随时知道自己8岁小孩要上学去了,想通过手机定位器的位置。

想了一下,这不就是GoogleLatitude吗。

Google Latitude是自动定时发布位置的。。。而且支持GPS和3G链接两种方式,前者必须有GPS,当然耗电也厉害。。。后者是通过计算移动基站的位置来定位你的位置,误差范围会比较大,最多会达600米,但好处是有信号就能定位,比如GPS在屋里一定是死菜了,但是基站定位还能用。。。

GoogleLatitude是可以手工设置位置的,也就是如果你家小孩知道了怎么用这个的话,可以手工设置一下我现在在学校,然后翘课去。。。

有个最简单的办法可以搞掉后台自动更新位置:重启手机。

GoogleLatitude可以让程序在后台运行自动更新位置。前提是3G链接一直开启。更新位置对流量要求很小。

我是在E63上玩这个的。。。S60V3系统。

GoogleLatitude可以启动历史记录功能,也就是自己可以查看自己地理位置的历史记录。。。您把自己的孩子注册一个Google帐号,用这个Google帐号来跟踪,密码自己留着,登录到Google网站,这一天这家伙都到哪里溜达去了就都知道了。

又想了 ,觉得“手机跟踪器”这个词比较有意思,既然有人提,说不定已经有这样的产品了。Google一把。。。唔。。。超牛啊。可以截获短信,截获位置,监听。。。联想到微型设想设备之类的东西,这世界已经进入了间谍时代了。

这玩意下次回国也许可以买一个过来,再搞一个破手机,给妞妞用。

《十月围城》观后感

昨晚看掉了《十月围城》,感觉可以说虎头蛇尾。

虎头,是前半部分的文戏非常紧凑。开场张学友演的教授遇刺开始,好不拖泥带水,却直接渲染出一片腥风血雨,一个非常漂亮的开头。然后众多人物的出场,前几分钟我开始担心自己能不能把各色人物分得清楚,因为人物实在太多。但是导演或者编剧做得很漂亮,兔起鹘落,两三句台词,几个镜头,人物的性格分明,交代得清清楚楚,明明白白。

唯一比较遗憾的是那个乞丐,事实上这个乞丐在整个故事里面都显得非常得突兀而无稽,破坏了整个故事的写实风格。

一直到四太太出场劝返甄子丹演的沈重阳一段,都非常舒服。镜头分散得也比较平均,一部相当精彩的群戏电影。

然而一开打就完蛋了。巴特尔的死和开头戏班头的死相比,就显得冗长而累赘。而甄子丹这个人物几乎主宰了所有场面:一人破坏了至少2次几乎成功的刺杀,一场赛跑,最后撞马而死更是无所必要。黎明演的乞丐也是如此。不是说打得不漂亮,打得很漂亮,但和开头的风格完全不一样的。如果是我,我会继续安排干脆利落的死亡,更写实更残酷一些,才接近前半部的风格。

前半部有很多有趣的地方,比如赌场老板原样拷贝陈少白的话,比如刺客头领说陈少白见血就晕,总之可以玩味的地方颇多。就连刺客也有趣地摆出了一幅精忠报国的模样,他们报的是他们的“王”国。

后半部,特别是刺客头领单身追击以后,变成了一场拼贴出来的戏。刺客头领总是出现在他需要出现的地方,除了让我怀疑他会瞬移以外,就是非常的刻意。同样的问题,出现在到处落后一步,感人感觉是打酱油的赌场老板。最刻意的安排是赌场老板儿子的死,很容易看出来,自从他抽到签为止,他就被安排好了必死;这里另一个刻意之处是陈少白居然逃了回来,安排了这场抽签。

故事大纲很不错,特别是革命党中其实没几个知道革命两字的人,这个安排很有趣。事实上搞改革开放或者建立新中国之类,个体常常会形成无意识的群体,被孙中山或毛主席或邓小平这样的伟人指挥着做一些自己不明白的事情。

导演不是陈可辛,他到底在这个片子是监制还是什么角色我不清楚;私下里,我个人希望这就是前后两部分割裂的原因,但陈可辛真的自己来拍,也未必,但应该会有所不同。也许这不过是我迷信权威的一厢情愿罢了。

这片子可以拍得更好。

看房去

These days I get a really bad feeling, life for I do not know how to communicate with my parents.

My mum is so ill-tempered that I can not talk with her anymore. There are two reason, one is I do not want to anger her. Another is I do not want her to interfere my life.

I can not talk freely any more when I sit with my parents.

Things are really becoming bad. Before I returned home, I was worrying about the letter I posted in blog several month ago. In that letter, at that time, My mum asked for divorce for some stupid reason, I said I agree their decision, that means divorce. Although that is their quarrel, I can just stand aside and watch my mum to put all their money to a hopeless business which will destroy my parent’s life. I know mum do not listen to me in this thing, if My daddy can not stop her, I don’t think I can. So I have to choose which one to support, I choose my daddy.

What I worried is my mum will anger with me and my daddy will mistake me for my choice.

This make me nervous, I was a bit fear to talk with my parents. The funny and sad thing is, My mum can hold her bad temper, in the 2nd day, she burst into cry again for thirty minutes only because my daddy said something wrong. I feel some sort of relief, for now my mum’s target is not me but my daddy, and my daddy should not mistake me any more.

In the days following, my mum always disappears in the daylight, she is busy with her new business: make window curtains. And obviously she do not want to talk too much with me. And same with me, when she is sitting with me, I always try to keep silence.

And I hear some bad news. My parents have invested that business they quarreled for, and lose all the money. Things are not too bad. Because they do not invest all the money but half their money is still a big lose.

I said nothing for that, pretend that I do not know. But obviously nothing can hide such a big mistake from people, especially my hometown is a small town. so everybody know I know, my mum, my father, they just do not talk about that.

It is sad.

I do not care their money, I care about their peace, their health, their happiness. But I can not do anything, because my mum will not listen to anybody. If I keep trying, the only result is hurting each other. So maybe it is better to pretend we do not know and do not talk each other.

Of course, my mum is hurting my daddy badly. But from my understanding, they live together more than thirty years, with love, with hard and happy times, and with bitter times, there must have a lot things I do not understand, so I do not know how to do, how to stop this without hurting my parents, especially my daddy.

These days, I am hesitated when I write some blog. I give up some article before I finish them. I do not want to hurt anyone, but make me sick, and make me boring.

Finally I decide write it down in English. A bit easy for me.

This post maybe hurt my mum, yes, but this post is not the reason, it is the result.If you do not hesitate to do some reason, why fear to face some result.That’s my point. And I doubt she will try to read, since she never try to hear anyone’s advice.

I will talk freely from next post, for I do not want to hide my real thinking anymore. But for these things in this article, I do not talk it anymore. Silence is gold.

今天从财务WC那里拿到4个PDF文件,是NSW州的学校排名情况,很不错的。用来参考很不错。

SecondaryTop50s.pdf, recipe
SecondaryNSWRanked.pdf, for sale
PrimaryTop50s.pdf, PrimaryNSWRanked.pdf

最近也在研究买第二套房子的方案,这主意是我的,我想买。主要的打算是有两套房子以后等自己老了就撤退回国,靠租金混吃等死。

这一周在Allawah有几个不错的房子,不过那边的房价貌似很高,而且附近也没有啥好学校。可能就不去看了。

Kogarah貌似学校不错,所以明天去看两个这个区的2室Unit。

第二次买房,最大的特点就是靠在大马路边上的房子一律不看,如果发现是个6车道的马路,那么一律放弃。

总之看房让我最近的生活更添色彩和活力。

周六一早10点就去看了Kogarah的两室,很漂亮,房东一台硕大的苹果机放着音乐和屏保搁在角落;墙上做了很多照片拼接,很明显是和房东结婚时的照片,做得很漂亮(在澳洲也租了住了好多房子了,很少看到有人往墙上弄这么画片的);结果就是很漂亮很舒服,地方也不算太小。开价40万,没人愿意就走拍卖。这房子其实因为装修和家具加分不少,搬走以后未必这么漂亮。

总之:房子不错,要价太贵;坚决不出价,如果提前有人出价卖掉就算,40万买2室还真不是我能接受的(嘴硬中),如果卖不掉就参加拍卖,不过觉得肯定是陪太子读书。

拖到11点又看了一个2室的,就在隔壁街上,又破又脏,还要价38万。。。总之降价到30万我都要考虑一下。

自从有了追求,周末的业余生活变得充实多了。

Feeling Sad

These days I get a really bad feeling, shop for I do not know how to communicate with my parents.

My mum is so ill-tempered that I can not talk with her anymore. There are two reason, sick one is I do not want to anger her. Another is I do not want her to interfere my life.

I can not talk freely any more when I sit with my parents.

Things are really becoming bad. Before I returned home, life I was worrying about the letter I posted in blog several month ago. In that letter, at that time, My mum asked for divorce for some stupid reason, I said I agree their decision, that means divorce. Although that is their quarrel, I can just stand aside and watch my mum to put all their money to a hopeless business which will destroy my parent’s life. I know mum do not listen to me in this thing, if My daddy can not stop her, I don’t think I can. So I have to choose which one to support, I choose my daddy.

What I worried is my mum will anger with me and my daddy will mistake me for my choice.

This make me nervous, I was a bit fear to talk with my parents. The funny and sad thing is, My mum can hold her bad temper, in the 2nd day, she burst into cry again for thirty minutes only because my daddy said something wrong. I feel some sort of relief, for now my mum’s target is not me but my daddy, and my daddy should not mistake me any more.

In the days following, my mum always disappears in the daylight, she is busy with her new business: make window curtains. And obviously she do not want to talk too much with me. And same with me, when she is sitting with me, I always try to keep silence.

And I hear some bad news. My parents have invested that business they quarreled for, and lose all the money. Things are not too bad. Because they do not invest all the money but half their money is still a big lose.

I said nothing for that, pretend that I do not know. But obviously nothing can hide such a big mistake from people, especially my hometown is a small town. so everybody know I know, my mum, my father, they just do not talk about that.

It is sad.

I do not care their money, I care about their peace, their health, their happiness. But I can not do anything, because my mum will not listen to anybody. If I keep trying, the only result is hurting each other. So maybe it is better to pretend we do not know and do not talk each other.

Of course, my mum is hurting my daddy badly. But from my understanding, they live together more than thirty years, with love, with hard and happy times, and with bitter times, there must have a lot things I do not understand, so I do not know how to do, how to stop this without hurting my parents, especially my daddy.

These days, I am hesitated when I write some blog. I give up some article before I finish them. I do not want to hurt anyone, but make me sick, and make me boring.

Finally I decide write it down in English. A bit easy for me.

This post maybe hurt my mum, yes, but this post is not the cause, it is the result. If you do not hesitate to do some terrible decision and can not control youself, why fear to face some terrible words. That’s my point. And I doubt she will try to read, since she never try to hear anyone’s advice and never care anybody’s feeling.

I will talk freely from next post, for I do not want to hide my real thinking anymore. But for these things in this article, I do not talk it anymore. Silence is gold.