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《WALL·E》 机器人总动员 我们都在追寻一切美好的事物

No.029《WALL·E》机器人总动员我们都在追寻一切美好的事物英文导读WALL-E(stylizedwithaninterpunctasWALL·E)isa2008Americancomputer-animatedromanticsciencefictionfilmproducedbyPixarAnimationStudiosanddirectedbyAnd

No.029 《WALL·E》 机器人总动员 我们都在追寻一切美好的事物

英文导读

WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated romantic science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton.

Disney and Pixar join forces for this computer-animated tale about a wide-eyed robot who travels to the deepest reaches of outer space in search of a newfound friend. The year is 2700, and planet Earth has long been uninhabitable. For hundreds of years, WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) has been taking out the trash, and collecting precious knick-knacks in order to stave off the boredom of his dreary routine. Little does WALL-E realize that he has recently stumbled onto a secret that could save planet Earth, and once again make the ravaged planet safe for all humankind. When highly advanced search robot EVE, who also has a programmed task, makes friends with WALL-E and realizes the value of his remarkable discovery, she excitedly races back to let the humans know that there's hope for their home planet after all. But after centuries alone in space, WALL-E falls in love with EVE, he can't stand the thought of losing the only friend he's ever known, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Along the way, the friendly trash-collecting robot who has always known what he was made for gradually begins to understand what he was meant for.

After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film largely set in space. Most of the characters do not have actual human voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds, designed by Ben Burtt, that resemble voices. In addition, it is the first animated feature by Pixar to have segments featuring live-action characters.

Walt Disney Pictures released it in the United States and Canada on June 27, 2008. The film grossed$23.2 million on its opening day, and $63.1 million during its opening weekend in 3,992 theaters, ranking number one at the box office. This ranks as the fifth highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film. Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film, Presto, for its theatrical release.

WALL-E has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews among critics, scoring an approval rating of 96% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $521.3 million worldwide, won the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the final Nebula Award for Best Script, the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film, and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as well as being nominated for five other Academy Awards at the 81st Academy Awards. WALL-E ranks first in TIME's "Best Movies of the Decade".

WALL-E, besides being entertaining, is also seen as a critique on larger societal issues. This film addresses consumerism, nostalgia, environmental problems, waste management, and the immense impact that humans have on the earth. There is also a rather major overarching theme through this movie, which is issues of human nature, and the direction that the human race is headed. WALL-E is seen as a movie that appeals to both conservative and liberal audiences.

《WALL·E》 机器人总动员 我们都在追寻一切美好的事物

获奖情况

2009年第81届奥斯卡:最佳年度动画长片奖,并荣获最佳原创剧本提名、最佳原创歌曲提名、最佳音响提名、最佳音效剪辑提名。

影片信息

导演:安德鲁·斯坦顿

编剧:安德鲁·斯坦顿、吉姆·里尔顿

主演:本·贝尔特、艾丽莎·奈特、杰夫·格尔林、佛莱德·威拉特

类型:喜剧、爱情、科幻、动画、冒险

制片国家(地区):美国

上映日期:2008-06-27(美国)

片长:98分钟

又名:《太空奇兵·威E》《瓦力》《星际总动员》《地球废品分装员》《机器人瓦力》

剧情简介

公元2700年,人类文明高速发展,却因污染和生活垃圾大量增加使得地球不再适于人类居住。地球人被迫乘坐飞船离开故乡,进行一次漫长无边的宇宙之旅。临行前他们委托Buynlarge公司对地球垃圾进行清理,等待有朝一日,清理完之后,可以重回地球。

于是Buynlarge公司制造了大量的机器人来捡垃圾。但是,这种机器人好像并不能适应地球的环境,渐渐地都坏掉了,最后只剩下一个机器人。对于这个机器人来说,显然这是个不可能完成的任务。就这样过了几百年,这个机器人收集了很多人类制造的东西,最让它喜欢的是一盒录像带——芭芭拉·史翠珊主演的歌舞片《你好,多莉》。

渐渐地,这个仅存的机器人有了自己的意识,它开始感到寂寞。有一天,一艘飞船从天而降,差点砸到它。从飞船里下来一个叫做伊芙的机器人,她是来负责搜索一些东西的,捡垃圾的机器人“爱”上了伊芙。但是,它必须面临着抉择,是随着伊芙的飞船离开地球,还是继续按照预设的指令把垃圾捡下去。面对“爱情”,它选择和伊芙一起离开,飞向太空,不过,真正的好戏,才刚刚开始……

制作花絮

本片共费时4年,超过200人参与制作。如果只让一个人完成这些工作的话,大概需要442年。

瓦力眼睛的制造想法源于导演在看球时儿子的望远镜和照相机里对焦时镜头扭动的启发。

本片前20分钟都没有任何对话,前40分钟没有人类的对话。

皮克斯作品平均需要画75000张故事版,而本片画了125000张。

《WALL·E》 机器人总动员 我们都在追寻一切美好的事物

重点学习

In order to stave off the boredom of his dreary routine

Stave off是英语中一个固定搭配,如果你stave off something bad, or if you stave it off, you succeed in stopping it from happening for a while. 也就是“避开,延缓”的意思,比如:He stove off his failure as best he could.(他尽可能延缓他的失败。)另外,stave off还有“(用力)挡开,架开;阻止”的意思,比如:I will do my best to stave off his participation. (我会尽力阻止他的参与。)在文中,stave off是“打退,击败;赶走”的意思,比如:to stave off the attack(打败进攻。)

What he was meant for

文中的meant for是mean for的过去时态,是英语中的一个常用搭配,它是“预定作某种用途;意欲把某物给某人”的意思,比如:Some of the jokes in that play are not meant for children's ears.(那个戏里的笑话不是为讲给孩子们听的。)

单词时间

newfound[?nju:faund] adj. 新发现的;新得到的

uninhabitable[nin?hæbit?bl] adj. 不适宜居住的

precious[?pres] adj. 宝贵的;珍贵的;矫揉造作的

dreary[?dri?ri] adj. 沉闷的,枯燥的

planet[?plænit] n. 行星

destiny[?destini] n. 命运,定数,天命

simulation[?simju?lein] n. 仿真;模拟;模仿;假装

resemble[ri?zembl] vt. 类似,像

overwhelmingly[uvhwelmi?li] adv. 压倒性地;不可抵抗地

critique[kri?ti:k] n. 批评;评论文章

consumerism[k?n?sju:mriz?m] n. 保护消费者利益运动;用户至上主义

conservative[k?n?s?:v?tiv] adj. 保守的

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