时光飞逝



tonight (28/9, 8pm) we will be screening Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "Three Times".

everytime i watch this movie, i am reminded of how time always passes us by.

and the song "Rain and Tears" comes to mind.

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今天晚上会放映侯孝贤的电影《最美好的时光》。

还记得几年前第一次看这部电影时,最喜欢的一幕是张震和舒琪站在电影院前,天空下着微微的细雨。那是1966年,高雄,而背景音乐就是那首经典老歌《Rain and Tears》。

"Rain and tears, they're all the same..."

那是我认为最动人的一幕,因为我看到了青春,也看到了正在流逝的时光。

还有,张震在电影里写了一封信给舒琪,当时舒琪正在撞球间里,而张震在一艘船上,正往回家的路上。信的内容是这样的:

"我要去当兵了。昨天收到家里寄来的信,说我的兵役通知单来了,要我尽快回家。

时光飞逝,想想自己这两年大学没考上,母亲去世,未来的日子茫茫不可知。

跟你说这些,是想谢谢你。这段在旗后的日子,是我最快乐的时光........"

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(Monday) 28.09 / 8PM / Three Times 最好的时光 (free admission)

Three stories of women and men: in 1966, "A Time for Love," a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's longing to escape her surroundings; in 2005 in Taipei, "A Time for Youth" dramatizes a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers. In the first two stories, letters are crucial to the outcome; in the third, it's cell-phone calls, text messages, and a computer file. Over the years between the tales, as sexual intimacy becomes more likely and words more free, communication recedes....

该片是侯孝贤对自己电影生涯所作的一次总结。三段故事里男(张震)女(舒淇)主角表达情感的方式及所处时代背景,都能在侯孝贤各个时期的影片里找到对应。《恋爱梦》纯净,似不可抵达的梦的彼岸;《自由梦》感人,却是接近天国的更遥远的梦境;《青春梦》冰冷,却是现实。

冒失说出侯孝贤眼中“最好的时光(或最好的电影时光)”是哪一段并无太大意义,因为所有的时光都是被辜负被浪费的,也只有在辜负浪费之后,才能从记忆里将某一段拎出,拍拍上面沉积的灰尘,感叹它是最好的时光。

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