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《Blood Diamond》 血钻 想要长命,别碰钻石

No.085《BloodDiamond》血钻想要长命,别碰钻石英文导读BloodDiamondisa2006Americanpoliticalwarthrillerfilmco-producedanddirectedbyEdwardZwick,starringLeonardoDiCaprio,JenniferConnellyandDjimonHounsou.Setin1990sSierraLe

No.085 《Blood Diamond》 血钻 想要长命,别碰钻石

英文导读

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American political war thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou.

Set in 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life...or end it.

Solomon, who has been taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields, finds the extraordinary gem and hides it at great risk, knowing if he is discovered, he will be killed instantly. But he also knows the diamond could not only provide the means to save his wife and daughters from a life as refugees but also help rescue his son, Dia, from an even worse fate as a child soldier.

Archer, who has made his living trading diamonds for arms, learns of Solomon's hidden stone while in prison for smuggling. He knows a diamond like this is a once-in-a-lifetime find—valuable enough to be his ticket out of Africa and away from the cycle of violence and corruption in which he has been a willing player. Enter Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an idealistic American journalist who is in Sierra Leone to uncover the truth behind conflict diamonds, exposing the complicity of diamond industry leaders who have chosen profits over principles. Maddy seeks out Archer as a source for her article, but soon finds it is he who needs her even more. With Maddy's help, Archer and Solomon embark on a dangerous trek through rebel territory. Archer needs Solomon to find and recover the valuable pink diamond, but Solomon seeks something far more precious...his son.

The film's ending, in which a conference is held concerning blood diamonds, is in reference to an actual meeting that took place in Kimberley, South Africa in 2000 and led to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which seeks to certify the origin of rough diamonds in order to curb the trade in conflict diamonds. The film received mixed but generally favorable reviews.

Blood Diamond went on to gross $57,377,916 in the United States and Canada and $114,029,263 overseas. In total, the film has grossed $171,407,179 worldwide.

The film received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou), Best Film Editing (Steven Rosenblum), Best Sound Mixing (Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Ivan Sharrock) and Best Sound Editing (Lon Bender).

《Blood Diamond》 血钻 想要长命,别碰钻石

获奖情况

2007年第79届奥斯卡:最佳男主角提名、最佳男配角提名、最佳混音提名等。

影片信息

导演:爱德华·兹威克

编剧:查尔斯·里维特

主演:莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥、詹妮弗·康纳利、杰曼·翰苏、大卫·哈雷伍德

类型:剧情、惊悚、冒险

制片国家(地区):美国、德国

上映日期:2006-12-08(美国)

片长:143分钟

又名:《血腥钻石》《滴血钻石》

剧情简介

20世纪90年代非洲塞拉利昂处于内战时期,连连战火使这片土地饱受摧残,非法钻石的肮脏交易日益猖獗。

阿彻(莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥 饰)是一个地道的战争贩子,专门靠倒卖战区钻石为生,他在监狱中无意得知渔夫索罗门(杰曼·翰苏 饰)手里有极品粉钻,意识到这是自己离开非洲的机会。出狱后,他找到索罗门,准备和他一起找出钻石,离开非洲。

索罗门一个是普通的渔民,因为战争和家人分离,被叛军强制抓来开采钻石,无意中,他发现了一颗极品粉钻,于是藏了起来。后来因为战乱,索罗门进了监狱,被阿彻救出,并在战地记者麦迪·鲍文(詹妮弗·康纳利 饰)的帮助下,找到了失散的家人。但是,他的儿子迪亚却被叛军带走,生死未卜。

悲愤的索罗门答应和阿彻合作,在叛军的控制范围内寻找钻石,并寻找儿子。两个截然不同的人,因为一颗血钻将命运联系在了一起。

剧中那颗鸟蛋大小的粉钻,牵动着所有人的心:渔夫要借助它找到妻子儿女,全家团圆;走私者要凭借它做成最后一桩买卖,摆脱早已厌倦的走私生活远离非洲;上校要用它继续做军火生意;叛军首领要拿它作引子报复私藏珍宝的苦力;女记者要追踪它的去向揭露珠宝商的黑暗交易。最后,有人得偿所愿,有人魂归黄土,这颗多少人生命所系的石头,则锁进了地下室的一只编号箱(AC07)中。

制作花絮

对于“血钻”一词,爱德华·兹威克在接手本片之前不甚了解,当制片人保拉·韦恩斯坦将剧本第一次交给他时,他只是听说过“血钻”,却不完全理解其中的含义。

虽然影片要在塞拉利昂拍摄,但塞拉利昂不具备容纳剧组大队人马的基础设施,于是需要寻找替代之处。最后,剧组在南非夸祖鲁-纳塔尔省爱德华港附近找到了理想的地点,其中茂密的雨林地形为片中钻石矿、难民营和本杰明的学校这三处主要布景提供了背景。

剧组在当地聘用了大量临时演员,曾与兹威克合作《最后的武士》的服装设计师恩吉拉·迪克森赴塞拉利昂选择面料,并在旧货商店中找到很多与故事年代相符的服装。

为了防止影片拍摄的骚乱和交战场景打扰到当地居民、并引发对曾发生过的莫桑比克内战的恐慌,剧组散发了大量传单,新闻媒体也在通告居民他们的所见所闻不过是为电影拍摄准备的。

在影片拍摄期间,很多演职人员曾造访马普托的SOS儿童村。拍摄结束后,拆除布景后的大多道具、建材、服装、甚至一些个人财产都被分发给当地孤儿院和医院。另外,剧组的建筑部门还为孤儿院制作了桌椅。

《Blood Diamond》 血钻 想要长命,别碰钻石

重点学习

Save his wife and daughters from a life as refugees but also help rescue his son

文中的save…from是英语中的一个固定搭配,是“保留,免于;使免遭”的意思,比如:Nobody will be there to save you from your own stupidity.(没有人会到把你从自己的愚蠢行为中搭救出来。)

Which seeks to certify the origin of rough diamonds

Seek to是英语中的一个固定搭配,它是“追求;争取;力图”的意思,比如:Many people in their lifetime avoid or do not even seek to find the answer to that question. (许多人在他们的一生中都在逃避或根本没有去寻找过这个问题的答案。)

单词时间

diamond[?dai?m?nd] n. 钻石,金刚石;菱形;方块牌

mercenary[?m?:sin?ri] n. 雇佣兵;唯利是图者

fisherman[?fim?n] n. 渔夫;渔人

pink[pi?k] adj. 粉红的;比较激进的;石竹科的;脸色发红的

gem[d?em] n. 宝石;精华;珍品;宝物;美玉

violence[?vai?l?ns] n. 暴力;侵犯;激烈;歪曲

trek[trek] n. 艰苦跋涉

territory[?terit?ri] n. 领土,领域;范围;地域;版图

certify[?s?:tifai] vt. 证明;保证

rough[r?f] adj. 粗糙的;粗略的;粗野的;艰苦的;未经加工的

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