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《Shrek》 怪物史瑞克 能拯救公主的不一定是王子

No.024《Shrek》怪物史瑞克能拯救公主的不一定是王子英文导读Shrekisa2001Americancomputer-animatedfantasy-comedyfilmproducedbyPDI/DreamWorks,directedby

No.024 《Shrek》 怪物史瑞克 能拯救公主的不一定是王子

英文导读

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. It is loosely based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book with the same name, and somewhat serves as a parody film, targeting other films adapted from various children' s fantasies (mainly Disney films). Shrek stars Mike Myers as a big, strong, solitude-loving, intimidating ogre named Shrek; Cameron Diaz as the beautiful, feisty, but very down-to-earth Princess Fiona; Eddie Murphy as the talkative Donkey; and John Lithgow as the villain Lord Farquaad. The film made notable use of popular music; the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, Eels, Joan Jett, The Proclaimers, Jason Wade, The Baha Men, and John Cale (covering Leonard Cohen). Shrek was the only film in the series to have Harry Gregson-Williams's musical score assistantly by John Powell.

In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group.

Earning $484.4 million at the box office, the film was a critical and commercial success. Shrek also received promotion from food chains such as Baskin-Robbins (promoting the film's DVD release) and Burger King. It was acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes and themes but a simple enough plot and humour to appeal to children. Shrek won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was also nominated for six BAFTAs, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Eddie Murphy for his voice-over performance as Donkey, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film's main (and title) character was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2010.

Shrek established DreamWorks Animation as a prime competitor to Pixar in the field of feature film animation, particularly in computer animation. The film's success prompted DreamWorks to create three sequels, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After, two holiday specials, Shrek the Halls and Scared Shrekless, and a spin-off film, Puss in Boots. A fifth film, planning to be the last film in the seres, was originally planned for released, but later was cancelled in 2009 as it was announced the fourth film to be the last film in the series. The film's success also inspired other merchandise, such as video games, a stage musical and even a comic book by Dark Horse Comics.

《Shrek》 怪物史瑞克 能拯救公主的不一定是王子

获奖情况

2002年第74届奥斯卡:最佳动画长片,并荣获最佳改编剧本提名。

影片信息

导演:安德鲁·亚当森、维基·詹森

编剧:泰德·艾略特、特里·鲁西奥

主演:麦克·梅尔斯、艾迪·墨菲、卡梅隆·迪亚茨、约翰·利特高

类型:喜剧、动画、家庭、奇幻、冒险

制片国家(地区):美国

上映日期:2001-05-18(美国)

片长:90分钟

又名:《怪物史莱克》《史瑞克》《史力加》

剧情简介

很久很久以前,在一个遥远的大沼泽里,住着一只叫史瑞克的绿色怪物,过着悠闲的生活。有一天,他平静的生活被几个不速之客打破,他们是一只眼神不怎么好的小老鼠、一只大灰狼和三只无家可归的小猪,他们都是从童话王国里逃出来的。他们告诉史瑞克,他们的国王很残暴,准备掠夺一位魅力非凡的公主抢占为妻。史瑞克虽说丑陋,却内心善良。他前去搭救公主,同时也想一睹公主芳容。路上,他遇到了一个话痨骡子,骡子知道了史瑞克的目的,决定忠心耿耿为之效劳。

此时,国王正在为自己王位发愁,因为魔镜告诉他要娶个公主才能成为真正的国王,所以他选定了困在高塔之上、有火龙守护的公主菲奥娜,并且准备选拔骑士去抢夺公主。这时正好史瑞克赶来,打败了所有骑士,成功地救出公主。但在途中发现自己爱上了公主菲奥娜,而公主也已经对史瑞克有了感情,但是由于公主自身被诅咒,白天拥有美丽的外貌,而晚上会变成怪物,所以一直不敢表白。最后,地位尊贵的公主会和一只怪物在一起吗?

《Shrek》 怪物史瑞克 能拯救公主的不一定是王子

制作花絮

本片是一部完全由电脑制作完成的动画片,改编自威廉·斯蒂格的同名童话,自1996年10月开始制作,共耗时4年多的时间。该片的电脑技术具有突破性,如人物的表情和形体不只是简单的描绘,而是从骨头开始,到肉体再到衣服一层一层向外“制作”,光是一个小关节便有成百上千个可控制的“机关”,光是公主一个人物便有近30个电脑动画制作师负责制作(全片共有275名电脑制作师,耗时数年完成)。

本片不仅吸收了迪斯尼的经典模式,而且拿这个模式开了一个巨大的善意玩笑。以往迪斯尼的影片可以归纳为“王子拯救落难的公主,两人一见钟情,最后白头偕老”的定律。王子和公主心地善良不用说了,更重要的是郎俊女貌。可是,世界上大多数人相貌平平,既没有明星脸,也没有运动员的身材,难道他们只配当灰姑娘的姐姐或后妈吗?

本片在用声音塑造人物方面取得了极高的成就,尤其是艾迪·墨菲配音的驴子。另外,电脑技术也有突破,使得视觉真实性达到空前的水平。这是第一部荣获奥斯卡最佳动画长片的作品。

重点学习

When she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group

文中的dark作为形容词,是“黑暗的,深色的;模糊的;无知的;忧郁的”的意思,所以dark secret是“谁也不知道的秘密;十分秘密的事”的意思,比如:I didn't want to understand his deep dark secret.(我不想了解他令人费解的秘密。)

But a simple enough plot and humour to appeal to children

文中的appeal to是英语中的常用搭配,在文中是“有吸引力,有感染力;引起…好感;(某人)认为好”的意思,比如:None of these appeal to me.(这些都不能引起我的兴趣。)另外,appeal to还可以表达“诉诸;求助于;请求;要求;呼吁;向…上诉”的意思,比如:We appealed to reason to win our argument.(我们靠诉诸理性赢得了辩论。)

单词时间

parody[?pær?di] n. 拙劣的模仿;诙谐的改编诗文

fantasy[?fænt?si] n. 幻想;[心]白日梦;幻觉

ogre[uɡ?] n. 食人魔鬼,怪物(童话等中的);令人害怕的人

talkative[?t?:k?tiv] adj. 饶舌的;多话的;多嘴的;爱说话的

travail[?træveil] n. 分娩的痛苦;艰苦劳动

solitude[?s?litju:d] n. 孤独;隐居;荒僻的地方

swamp[sw?mp] n. 沼泽;湿地

shun[n] vt. 避开,避免;回避

bride[braid] n. 新娘;[英俚]姑娘,女朋友

penchant[?pentnt] n. 嗜好;倾向

competitor[k?m?petit?] n. 竞争者,对手

spin-off[?spin?:f] n. 副产品;资产分派,让产易股

merchandise[?m?:tndaiz] n. 商品;货物

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