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《Mystic River》 神秘河 难以忘怀的命运纠结

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No.050 《Mystic River》 神秘河 难以忘怀的命运纠结

英文导读

Mystic River is a 2003 American drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney and Emmy Rossum.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the mysterious drama Mystic River is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane and adapted by screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Set in an Irish neighborhood in Boston. When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum (Penn), Dave Boyle (Robbins) and Sean Devine (Bacon) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much ever happened, that is, until Dave was forced to take a ride that would change all of their lives forever.

Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another life-altering event—the murder of Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter. Now a homicide detective, Sean and his partner (Fishburne) are assigned to the case. They must also stay one step ahead of Jimmy, a man driven by an all consuming rage to find his daughter's killer. Connected to the crime by a series of circumstances, Dave is forced to confront the demons of his own past. Demons that threaten to destroy his marriage and any hope he may have for a future. As the investigation tightens around these three friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon.

Mystic River was well received by critics as well as viewers. The film has an 87% approval rating based on 191 reviews from critics at the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, and an even higher rating of 95% from its "Top Critics". At the website MetaCritic, which utilizes a normalized rating system, the film earned a rating of 84/100 ("universal acclaim") based on 42 reviews. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote"Clint Eastwood pours everything he knows about directing into Mystic River. His film sneaks up, messes with your head, and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic." The Sun wrote that the film was "a haunting masterpiece and probably (Eastwood's) best film to date".

The film earned $156,822,020 worldwide with$90,135,191 in the U.S. and $66,686,829 in the international box office, which is significantly higher than the film's $30,000,000 budget.

The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Sean Penn won Best Actor and Tim Robbins won Best Supporting Actor, making Mystic River the first film to win both awards since Ben-Hur in 1959.

《Mystic River》 神秘河 难以忘怀的命运纠结

获奖情况

2004年第76届奥斯卡:最佳男主角、最佳男配角奖,并荣获最佳影片提名、最佳导演提名、最佳女配角提名、最佳改编剧本提名。

影片信息

导演:克林特·伊斯特伍德

编剧:布莱恩·海尔格兰德

主演:西恩·潘、蒂姆·罗宾斯、凯文·贝肯、劳伦斯·菲什伯恩

类型:剧情、悬疑、惊悚、犯罪

制片国家(地区):美国、澳大利亚

上映日期:2003-10-15(美国)

片长:138分钟

又名:《悬河杀机》《神秘之河》《神秘河流》《杀人约会》《神秘悬河》

剧情简介

吉米·马库(西恩·潘 饰),戴夫·博伊尔(蒂姆·罗宾斯饰)和西恩·德维(凯文·贝肯饰)这三个孩子是形影不离的好朋友,他们都住在美国波士顿的一个贫民街区,一起玩耍一起打架一起成长。这份美好的童年友谊是如此单纯而牢固,似乎他们注定了会是一辈子的好朋友。直到10岁那年,戴夫在一次玩耍的时候不幸遭人绑架并受到性虐待,被营救回来后的戴夫变了一个人,对所有人都很冷漠,三个好朋友的友谊也慢慢疏远破碎,以至于最终失去了联络。

25年以后,三个童年好友被一起凶杀案重新凑到一起。吉米19岁的女儿凯蒂被残忍地杀害,负责这起案件的警官正是西恩,此时他已是一名警探,面对好友女儿的被害,心急地要找出真凶。当他越深入调查,越发现所有的证据都指向了他们的童年好友戴夫。原来,儿时被绑架的阴影一直影响着戴夫,在他温文平和的外表下,隐藏着人格上的阴暗和压抑。

因为案件,三个儿时的好友关系变得剑拔弩张,过去的友谊,如今的对立。每个人都面临着矛盾挣扎,每个人都被迫着去面对内心那个真正的自我,每个人也都必须回头去注视自己不为人知的过去,不管是美好,还是痛苦。

制作花絮

为了演好他的角色,凯文·贝肯曾经到美国马萨诸塞州警察局的办公室工作过。

小说《神秘之河》的作者丹尼斯·雷哈尼,出现在游行镜头中的一辆敞篷汽车后面,看见他正在挥手。

电影拍摄花了39天。

在电影结束的时候,乐队演奏的音乐是约翰·菲利普·索沙的“永远忠诚”。

《Mystic River》 神秘河 难以忘怀的命运纠结

重点学习

His film sneaks up

Sneak up是英语中的一个固定搭配,它是“悄悄地靠近(或走近)”的意思,比如:Most of the time your choice will sneak up on you before you even realize you've made a decision. (多数时候,在你发现自己做出了一个决定之前,你的选择已经悄然来到你身边。)

Messes with your head

文中的mess with是英语中的一个固定搭配,在文中它是“干扰;搞乱;弄糟”的意思,比如:Be confident, don't let anyone mess with your dream.(要自信,不要让任何人干扰你的梦想。)此外,mess with常用于口语中,是“不恰当地对待(某人)”的意思,比如:Don't mess with me,tell me the truth.(别糊弄我,告诉我真实情况。)

单词时间

neighborhood[ˈneibəhud] n. 附近;街坊;接近

rough[rʌf] adj. 粗糙的;粗略的;粗野的;艰苦的;未经加工的

stickball[ˈstikbɔ:l] n. (美)棍子球游戏

blue-collar[ˈblu:ˌkɔlə] adj. 蓝领阶级的,体力劳动者的

thrust[θrʌst] vi. 插入;用向某人刺去;猛然或用力推

homicide[ˈhɔmisaid] n. 杀人;杀人犯

demon[ˈdi:mən] n. 恶魔;魔鬼;精力充沛的人;邪恶的事物

investigation[inˌvestiˈɡeiʃən] n. 调查;调查研究

ominous[ˈɔminəs] adj. 预兆的;不吉利的

unfold[ˌʌnˈfəuld] vt. 打开;呈现

haunting[ˈhɔ:ntiŋ] adj. 不易忘怀的,萦绕于心头的;给人以强烈感受的


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