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《Cast Away》 荒岛余生 战胜无边无际的孤独


No.015 《Cast Away》 荒岛余生 战胜无边无际的孤独


Cast Away is a 2000 drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo.

An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer who devotes most of his life to his troubleshooting job. His girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) is often neglected by his dedication to work, and his compulsive personality suggests a conflicted man. But on Christmas Eve, Chuck proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. On the assignment, a plane crash strands Chuck on a remote island, and his fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact. Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, Chuck lived in a remote Pacific island for four years, he slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world—in his world—are truly important.

Cast Away was filmed on Monuriki, one of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. It is in a subgroup of the Mamanuca archipelago, which is sited off the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island. The island became a tourist attraction following the film's release. Although it is identified by Kelly after Chuck's return as being "about 600 miles south of the Cook Islands", there is actually no land between the southern-most Cook Islands of Mangaia and Antarctica.

FedEx paid nothing for product placement in the film. FedEx CEO Fred Smith did make an appearance as himself for the scene where Chuck is welcomed back, which was filmed on location at FedEx's home facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. Although the idea of a story based on a FedEx plane crashing gave the company "a heart attack at first", the overall story was seen as positive and the company saw an increase in brand awareness in Asia and Europe following the film's release.

Cast Away was acclaimed by critics. The film holds a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was a success at the box office, earning over $429,632,142 worldwide in ticket receipts.

Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his critically acclaimed performance.



《Cast Away》 荒岛余生 战胜无边无际的孤独











查克(汤姆·汉克斯 饰)是联邦快递的系统工程师,他的职业决定了他的生活忙碌、自律、充满紧迫感。而查克总能把一切工作都井井有条地安排在每天的日程里,对于时间他有绝对的控制欲。他无暇顾及的只是女朋友凯莉,因此他们的关系出现了危机。







如果将查克的名字缩写为“C”,姓名连在一起就是“C.Noland”,念出来就是“see no land”。



《Cast Away》 荒岛余生 战胜无边无际的孤独


But on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the 24th of December, the day before Christmas Day. 也就是“圣诞前夜(12月24日),圣诞节前夕(指圣诞节前一天或前一晚);平安夜”的意思,歌手贾斯汀·比伯有一首歌歌名就是《Christmas Eve》。比如:A rainy Christmas Eve. It just made me feel sadder and lonelier.(一个下雨的圣诞前夜,这只能让我感到更悲伤、更孤单。)

As he attempts to survive

文中的attempt后接动词不定式,表示“尝试,企图;试图做某事”的意思,比如:These books attempt to explain why that is, and what, if anything, should be done about it.(这些书试图解释为什么会那样,如果能做的话应该做什么。)

要注意的是,attempt后面也可以接doing sth.,即attempt doing sth.,也是“尝试做某事”的意思,但它们之间有区别:attempt to do sth.是表示具体的尝试做什么,是很具体的一次性行为;而attempt doing sth.是指一贯性的,长期以来做的事情。


uninhabited[nin?hæbitid] adj. 无人居住的,杳无人迹的

cargo[?kɑ:ɡ?u] n. 货物,船货

exploration[?ekspl?:?rein] n. 探测;探究;踏勘

dedication[?dedi?kein] n. 奉献;献身

compulsive[k?m?p?lsiv] adj. 强制的;强迫的

assignment[sainm?nt] n. 分配;任务;作业;功课

crawl[kr?:l] n. 爬行;养鱼池;匍匐而行

solace[?s?l?s] n. 安慰;慰藉;安慰之物

harrowing[?hær?ui?] adj. 痛心的;悲惨的

subgroup[?s?bɡru:p] n. 小群;隶属的小组织

archipelago[?ɑ:ki?pel?ɡ?u] n. 群岛,列岛;多岛的海区

receipt[ri?si:t] n. 收到;收据;收入


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