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《Ratatouille》 美食总动员 老鼠也可以有梦想

No.023《Ratatouille》美食总动员老鼠也可以有梦想英文导读Ratatouilleisa2007Americancomputer-animatedcomedyfilmproducedbyPixarAnimationStudiosanddistributedbyWaltDisneyPictures.Itistheeigh

No.023 《Ratatouille》 美食总动员 老鼠也可以有梦想

英文导读

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005.

The title refers to a French dish (ratatouille) which is served in the film, and is also a play on words about the species of the main character. The film stars the voices of Patton Oswalt as Remy, an anthropomorphic rat who is interested in cooking; Lou Romano as Linguini, a young garbage boy who befriends Remy; Ian Holm as Skinner, the head chef of Auguste Gusteau's restaurant; Janeane Garofalo as Colette, a rÔtisseur at Gusteau's restaurant; Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, a restaurant critic; Brian Dennehy as Django, Remy's father and leader of his clan; Peter Sohn as Emile, Remy's brother; and Brad Garrett as Auguste Gusteau, a recently deceased chef. The plot follows Remy, who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant's garbage boy.

Development of Ratatouille began in 2001 when Pinkava wrote the original concepts of the film. In 2005, Bird was approached to direct the film and revised the story. Bird and some of the film's crew members also visited Paris for inspiration. To create the food animations used in the film, the crew consulted chefs from both France and the United States. Bird also interned at Thomas Keller's French Laundry restaurant, where Keller developed the confit byaldi, a dish used in the film.

Ratatouille premiered on June 22, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and had its general release on June 29, 2007 in the United States. The film grossed $623.7 million at the box office and received positive reviews.

Ratatouille was nominated for five Oscars including Best Animated Feature Film, which it won. At the time, the film held the record for the greatest number of Oscar nominations for a computer animated feature film, breaking the previous record held by Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles at four nominations, but tied with Aladdin for any animated film. In 2008, WALL-E surpassed that record with 6 nominations. Now, Ratatouille is tied with Up and Toy Story 3 for animated film with the second greatest number of Oscar nominations. Beauty and the Beast still holds the record for most Oscar nominations (also 6) for a traditional hand-drawn animated film.

《Ratatouille》 美食总动员 老鼠也可以有梦想

获奖情况

2008年第80届奥斯卡:最佳年度动画长片奖,并荣获最佳原创剧本提名、最佳音响提名、最佳原创配乐提名。

影片信息

导演:布拉德·伯德、简·皮克瓦

编剧:布拉德·伯德、简·皮克瓦

主演:帕顿·奥斯瓦尔特、彼得·奥图尔、布拉德·加内特、伊安·霍姆

类型:喜剧、动画、家庭、奇幻

制片国家(地区):美国

上映日期:2007-06-29(美国)

片长:111分钟

又名:《料理鼠王》《五星级大鼠》《小鼠大厨》《蔬菜杂烩》

剧情简介

小老鼠雷米在嗅觉方面有着无与伦比的天赋,一直梦想着做一名神厨。但是老鼠是绝对不允许出现在厨房里的动物,所以,他的这个梦想实现起来有点困难。

一个偶然的机会,他认识了古斯特餐厅的学徒林奎尼,这个倒霉的学徒生性害羞,在厨艺上根本没有什么天赋,并且遭到餐厅大厨的排挤,即将被解雇。后来,在雷米的暗中帮助下,林奎尼成为了一名“天才厨师”,并且收获了爱情。

但是,林奎尼的“神厨”头衔都是雷米帮他赢得的,这样的荣誉,让林奎尼有点不知所措,他想摆脱自己的傀儡身份,把雷米赶出了厨房。

而与他敌对的大厨一直不甘心林奎尼的成功,一直觉得事情有蹊跷,最后他终于发现了雷米。大厨把雷米关了起来,使林奎尼处于孤立无援的状态,失去了雷米,林奎尼该如何面对这些问题呢?

《Ratatouille》 美食总动员 老鼠也可以有梦想

制作花絮

动画工作组在制作影片的过程中,一直由美国最顶尖的名厨托马斯·凯勒从旁协助,他拥有一家自己的饭店,名叫“法国洗衣店餐厅”。另外,凯勒还在影片中客串配音,他的角色是古斯特所开饭店的一位赞助商。

在设计老鼠的时候,影片做了许多人为的改动,包括鼻子和耳朵。鼠类专家、国际鼠迷俱乐部创始人黛比·迪科曼还专门把自己饲养的几只宠物鼠送了过来,给艺术和动画部门进行观察和实验。

《美食总动员》的故事发生在巴黎,动画师们也集体在巴黎做了一次采风之旅,期间,他们共拍摄了4500张照片作为参考。

为节约制作时间,皮克斯动画工作室的动画大师们做了一个重大决定——影片中所有的人类角色都是没有脚趾的。

重点学习

Who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal

Dream of是英语中的一个固定搭配,在文中它是“向往;渴望”的意思,比如:When I was young I dreamed of becoming a scientist.(我年轻时渴望成为一名科学家。)另外,它还可以表达“梦见,梦想;想像;料想;设想”的意思,比如:We now have a big house of which we could not have dreamed years ago.(我们现有的一座大房子是我们多年前没能想象得到的。)Dream of用于否定句中,是“做梦想到,想到,考虑到”的意思,比如:I wouldn't dream of leaving this great job.(我做梦也不会想到会离开这个好工作。)

The crew consulted chefs from both France and the United States.

文中的both…and用于连接两个并列的名词,是“两个都;既…又…”的意思,比如:Both New York and London have traffic problems. (纽约和伦敦都存在交通问题。)要注意的是,both…and作为关联并列连词,它通常应连接两个相同性质的句子成分,但有时后一成分可能省略与前一成分相同的词。另外,若连接两个成分作主语,谓语总是用复数。比如:Both she and I are good at English. (她和我都擅长英语。)

单词时间

anthropomorphic[?ænθr?p?u?m?:fik] adj. 神、人同形同性论的

garbage[?ɡɑ:bid?] n. 垃圾;废物

chef[?ef] n. 厨师,大师傅

restaurant[?rest?r] n. 餐馆;饭店

critic[?kritik] n. 批评家,评论家;爱挑剔的人

deceased[di?si:st] adj. 已故的

alliance[lai?ns] n. 联盟,联合;联姻

concept[?k?nsept] n. 观念,概念

revise[ri?vaiz] vi. 修订;校订;复习功课

traditional[trdin?l] adj. 传统的;惯例的

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