【骑呢游学团】丧星玩乜鬼 搞笑学英语

2019-01-11 02:02:07  阅读 58 次 评论 0 条

  今日继续介绍看电影学英文的「教材」-《Tropic Thunder》(雷霆丧星)

  该片是由Ben Stiller主演的喜剧。Vietnam veteran Sgt. John "Four Leaf" Tayback's autobiography is being made into a film titled Tropic Thunder. The main cast consists of action-star Tugg Speedman, whose career is in stagnation, Australian Academy Award winner Kirk Lazarus, two-bit comedian Jeff "Fats" Portnoy, who has gained notoriety for his severe drug abuse, rapper Alpa Chino, and rookie actor Kevin Sandusky.

  Despite the massive amount of money pumped into the film, production is a month behind schedule, and director Damien Cockburn cannot keep the cast in order. After studio executive Les Grossman threatens to shut down the film for good unless Cockburn can get his house in order, Cockburn comes up with an unorthodox way of reshooting the film, which includes sending the five-man acting crew into the isolated jungles of Southeast Asia on their own. However, the actors don't realize that they have been sent into the Golden Triangle region, a drug-producing region where the Flaming Dragon cartel is operating. When the actors realize they are facing a genuine threat, they are forced to become the very soldiers they are portraying.

  电影的拍摄背景在越南,讲述在拍摄关于一个美国老将(Veteran)在越南的自传(Autobiography),这部戏就是叫《Tropic Thunder》。当中的演员来自不同地方,有演艺事业停滞不前(stagnation)的动作明星Tugg Speedman;有澳州电影金像奖得主Kirk Lazarus;有刚刚从戒毒所回归正常生活的谐星Jeff Portnoy;饶舌歌手Alpa Chino;还有新进演员Kevin Sandusky。

  虽然这套电影的製作预算庞大,可是导演Damien Cockburn因为不能控制电影的演员(Cast),所以进度已经慢了一个月,而且电影公司的高层(studio executive)Les Grossman更威胁要把整个製作腰斩,除非导演可以好好管理他的演员。所以导演Damien Cockburn就忽发奇想,用一个完全非传统的方法(an unorthodox way)去拍摄整套电影。他把五名演员送到东南亚的热带森林中,完全与外界隔绝。可是五名演员完全不知道自己就是在金三角的地区,那里有很多不同地方的游击队互相对抗。各人在真实的战乱和危险中,能否拍出有水準的戏剧呢?

  听英文口音 识别人出身

  《雷霆丧星》好看之处,是当中有很多不同口音的英文。例如饰演澳州电影金像奖得主的男演员,其实是美国人,却说得一口澳州英语的口音。在日常生活中,说英语的国家有很多,除了最常见的英式和美式英语外,也会听到澳州(Australia)、新西兰(New Zealand),甚至是南非(South Africa)的口音,这些都是大有不同的。如果语文能力好,就可以分辨对方来自什幺地方。这套喜剧还有一个超级惊喜(surprise),就是扮演黑人角色的Kirk Lazarus本身其实是白人(caucasian)!而他的真正身份,就是Robert Downey Jr.,即是《Ironman》(铁甲奇侠)的主角!■岑皓轩(毕业于英国伦敦帝国学院(Imperial College London),与太太马漪楠合着畅销书《Slang:屎烂英语1,2&3》,《全家变泰》及《放养孩子 - 育出自学力》。)

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