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《Good Night, And Good Luck》 晚安,好运 为了自由和真实而战

No.098《GoodNight,AndGoodLuck》晚安,好运为了自由和真实而战英文导读GoodNight,andGoodLuckisa2005AmericandramafilmdirectedbyGeorgeClooney.ThefilmwaswrittenbyClooneyandGrantHe

No.098 《Good Night, And Good Luck》 晚安,好运 为了自由和真实而战

英文导读

Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney. The film was written by Clooney and Grant Heslov.

George Clooney pays homage to one of the icons of American broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow, in this fact-based drama, which was Clooney's second feature film as a director. Taking place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America, a chronicle of the real-life conflict between television news man Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff—headed by his producer Fred (George Clooney) Friendly and Joe Wershba (Robert Downey Jr.) in the CBS newsroom—defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist"witch-hunts". A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on regardless and their tenacity eventually pays off when McCarthy is brought before the Senate and made powerless as his lies and bullying tactics are finally uncovered.

The movie, although released in black and white, was filmed on color film stock but on a grayscale set, and was color corrected to black and white during post-production. It focuses on the theme of media responsibility, and also addresses what occurs when the media offers a voice of dissent against the government. The movie takes its title (which ends with a period or full stop) from the line with which Murrow routinely signed off his broadcasts.

The film was critically acclaimed upon release. It was named "Best Reviewed Film of 2005 in Limited Release" by Rotten Tomatoes, where it achieved a 94% positive review rating. Roger Ebert, in his Chicago Sun-Times review, contends that "the movie is not really about the abuses of McCarthy, but about the process by which Murrow and his team eventually brought about his downfall (some would say his self-destruction). It is like a morality play, from which we learn how journalists should behave. It shows Murrow as fearless, but not flawless."

The movie received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (George Clooney), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (David Strathairn), Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

《Good Night, And Good Luck》 晚安,好运 为了自由和真实而战

获奖情况

2006年第78届奥斯卡:最佳影片提名、最佳导演提名、最佳男主角提名、最佳原创剧本提名、最佳摄影提名。

影片信息

导演:乔治·克鲁尼

编剧:乔治·克鲁尼、格兰特·赫斯洛夫

主演:大卫·斯特雷泽恩、派翠西娅·克拉克森、乔治·克鲁尼、小罗伯特·唐尼

类型:剧情、历史

制片国家(地区):美国、英国、法国、日本

上映日期:2005-09-01(意大利威尼斯电影节)

片长:93分钟

又名:《晚安,祝你好运》《各位观众晚安》

剧情简介

这部电影记载了20世纪中叶美国一场轰轰烈烈的政治抗争,此次对抗冲突是美国新闻界和政治史册上不可或缺的一页。

在冷战的背景下,参议员约瑟夫·麦卡锡作为新兴政治人物崛起,他以反共产主义的政治立场而闻名。麦卡锡用强硬的手腕,搜集国会内的共产主义分子资料,实行高压的政治迫害,意欲掀起席卷政坛的反共风潮。

美国哥伦比亚电视台的新闻记者爱德华·R·莫洛(大卫·斯特雷泽恩饰)和他的同事们对这个政治阴谋坚决抗争。他们用自己的新闻理想、新闻阵地,毫无退缩地与麦卡锡主义对抗到底,并把这个臭名昭著的政客拉下政治舞台。爱德华和他的同事的行动在当时引起了轩然大波,成为了美国新闻史上最具传奇性的时刻。

制作花絮

作为曾在大银幕上塑造过无数鲜活形象的老牌演员,乔治·克鲁尼早就不甘于单纯的幕前工作。1999年,他开始尝试制片人的工作,2002年推出了自己的导演处女作《危险思想的告白》,并出乎意料地获得了柏林国际电影节的银熊奖。在这部《晚安,好运》中,乔治·克鲁尼更是集编、导、演于一身。

影片是用彩色胶片在灰白布景中拍摄完成的,经过后期处理才成为纯粹的黑白影像。

片中莫罗的节目台词很多都取自当年讲稿,而片名《晚安,好运》正是莫罗在“现在请看”节目中的结束语。

现实中,威廉·佩雷的办公室内收藏有很多麦克风,剧组人员选用了克鲁尼在《逃狱三王》中使用过的麦克风,令克鲁尼惊喜不已。

影片拍摄投入为750万美元。

全部布景被建造在同一层中,电梯以旋转替代了升降。

《Good Night, And Good Luck》 晚安,好运 为了自由和真实而战

重点学习

The CBS crew carries on regardless and their tenacity eventually pays off

Pay off是英语中一个固定搭配,如果一项行动pay off, it is successful or profitable after a period of time. 也就是“(某行动)取得成功;带来好结果”的意思,比如:Sandra was determined to become a doctor and her persistence paid off.(桑德拉决心成为一名医生,她的坚持不懈终于带来了成功。)另外,如果你pay off a debt, you give someone all the money that you owe them. 也就是“还清(债务等)”的意思,比如:It would take him the rest of his life to pay off that loan. (还清那笔贷款将花费他的余生。)

The movie takes its title (which ends with a period or full stop) from the line with which Murrow routinely signed off his broadcasts

Sign off是英语中的一个固定搭配,在文中,它是“宣布广播停止;停止广播”的意思,比如:The broadcasting station has signed off for the night.(该电台已停播歇业。)另外,sign off其他较常见的意思主要有“签字保证;(签字)停止写信(或工作等);停止演讲(或说话);退出(合约等);离开;解雇;(使)脱离关系”等意思。

单词时间

homage[?h?mid?] n. 敬意;尊敬;效忠

conflict[k?n?flikt] n. 冲突,矛盾;斗争;争执

enlighten[in?lait?n] vt. 启发,启蒙;教导,开导

newsroom[?nuzrum] n. 新闻编辑部;报刊阅览室

defy[di?fai] vt. 藐视;公然反抗;挑衅;使落空

sponsorship[?sp?nsip] n. 赞助;发起;保证人的地位;教父母身份

scaremonger[?skεmɡ?] vi. 散布耸人听闻消息,危言耸听

reprisal[ri?praiz?l] n. 报复(行为);报复性劫掠

grayscale[?grei?skeil] n. 灰度;灰度图;灰度级;灰度模式

downfall[?daunf?:l] n. 垮台;衰败;落下;大雨

self-destruction[?selfdi?str?kn] n. 自毁;自杀

flawless[?fl?:lis] adj. 完美的;无瑕疵的;无裂缝的

 

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