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Solaris


by Peter Malone,16-6-2003

Solaris

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies
Duration: 99 minutes

An exploration of themes of God, death, relationships in the guise of a non-action science fiction film. George Clooney plays a psychologist who is asked to travel to a space station to assess what has gone wrong with the mission and with the minds of the crew. While there, his dead wife re-appears, raising puzzlement about life after death, the impact of love and the possibility of forgiveness. Perhaps the planet, Solaris, is meant as an image of Purgatory/Heaven.

Clooney describes Solaris in these terms, "What makes Solaris relevant today, is that it deals with the basic issues we constantly question and wonder about: love, death, after-life. The things we don't have answers to. We want to define things and those things we can't define, terrify us. We want to know how high is up, how old is eternity. Everything we know as humans has limits - a beginning, a middle and an end. No one in this story has answers, they just have really good, smart questions."

Audiences who appreciate more thoughtful drama, rather than slam-bang action, will see the similarities between Solaris and Stanley Kubrick's cinema-poem, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which raised similar questions in 1968.

Solaris is based on a Russian novel by Stanislaw Lem. It was filmed in the USSR in the early 1970s by a Russian director who is now considered one of the masters of cinema, Andrei Tarkovski. Thirty years ago, audiences noticed the similarities with 2001 and were intrigued by a Russian film-maker venturing into themes of spirituality. Clooney's Solaris is directed by Steven Soderbergh whose recent successes include Traffic, Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven. Soderbergh did not want to do a remake. Rather, he wanted to offer the themes and the questions to a contemporary, wider audience. Many have found it beautiful to look at but too puzzling and demanding. But Soderbergh and Clooney are trying to show how films can take us deeper than simple entertainment.


 


 

 



星球梭拉斯

導演:史提芬蘇德堡
演員:佐治古尼、娜塔莎麥艾荷
片長:99分鐘

本片包裝成一齣非動作的科幻小說電影,探討天主、死亡與關係。佐治古尼飾演一名心理學家,被邀前往太空站調查任務失敗的原因及該組隊員的精神狀態。調查期間,他的亡妻再次出現,使他對來世、愛情及寬恕產生疑問,或許星球梭拉斯正好是天堂與煉獄的影像。

佐治古尼這樣形容本片:「是什麼使到本片切合現今社會?我想是因為本片所談及的都是最基本、我們最常遇到的問題:例如愛情、死亡及來世。這些問題均沒有答案,我們希望給事情寫下定義,當我們遇上不能解釋的事,便會懼怕。有時我們想知道究竟天有多高,永琤i以維持多久。然而我們唯一知道的,就是人類也有時限:開始、中段與結束。電影中的人物無法給予觀眾答案,他們只是不斷地發問優秀的問題。」

喜歡富思考性劇情片多於動作片的觀眾,將會注意到本片與史丹利寇比力克執導的詩意電影〈2001太空漫遊〉類似,兩者均提出類似問題。

本片改編自史丹尼斯樓廉的俄國小說,早在七十年代初,一致公認為電影大師的俄國導演塔可夫斯基早已將它拍成電影。三十年前,觀眾留意到〈2001太空漫遊〉跟塔可夫斯基該齣電影的雷同,激發起他們探討靈性題材。

這齣由佐治古尼擔綱演出的〈星球梭拉斯〉,由史提芬蘇德堡執導,他近期出色的作品包括〈毒網〉、〈伊人當自強〉及〈盜海豪情〉。蘇德堡不希望只製作一個重拍版本,相反,他想將故事的主題帶到當代的、視野廣闊的觀眾面前。許多觀眾均覺得本片拍得非常美麗,但內容令人費解,充滿苛求。蘇德堡與佐治古尼就是要告訴我們:電影不純是一種娛樂,它可以給觀眾帶來更深入的意義。

翻譯:羅展凰
編輯:王慧慈

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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