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Action films bore me, says Lucy director Luc Besson
《露西》導演盧貝松:動作片令我厭倦

French film director Luc Besson, right, and his wife and producer Virginie Silla attend a news conference to promote his latest movie Lucy in Taipei on Aug. 19.
法國導演盧貝松八月十九日偕同片製片妻子維吉妮亞‧席拉在台北出席其新片《露西》的宣傳記者會。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

French director Luc Besson’s new film, Lucy, about a woman who ingests a drug that gives her supernormal mental powers, says action films bore him — but his movie still has a spectacular car chase through Paris.

Besson, whose other sci-fi hit, The Fifth Element (1997), starred Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich, has turned to the versatile Scarlett Johansson to play the Lucy of the title.

Besson, who wrote the screenplay as well as directing, started with the idea that the average person uses only 10 percent of the brain’s cognitive powers.

Besson’s movie contains plenty of high-octane action sequences, but the director said that as he grew older he found he felt the need to “mix philosophical content with fun.”

“I am not a 16-year-old moviegoer and I love action film and thriller and all this, but I need content now, I need more. You know if it’s just an action film, I get bored after an hour even if it’s really well done.”

The film has already taken in more than US$128.9 million worldwide, according to Screen Daily. It topped the French and North American box offices on release.

(Reuters)

法國導演盧貝松的新片《露西》,講述一名女子在吸收一種不明藥物(片中譯為毒品)後擁有超凡心智能力的故事。他說已對動作片感到厭倦,但《露西》裡依然有飛車在巴黎追逐的華麗畫面。

盧貝松的另一部科幻電影是一九九七年的《第五元素》,由布魯斯威利和蜜拉喬娃薇琪領銜主演,這次的新片則由全方位演員史嘉蕾喬韓森挑大樑。

盧貝松自編自導《露西》,創意發想來自一個概念:一般人只用了大腦百分之十的認知能力。

盧貝松的電影裡有許多精彩的動作場面,但這位導演說當他年紀愈大,他發現他覺得有必要「將哲學內涵與娛樂效果融於一爐」。

「我不是一個十六歲的電影觀眾,而我愛看動作片、恐怖片和其他同類型的電影,但我現在需要內涵,我需要更多內涵。你知道,如果只是一部動作片,就算它拍得很不錯,一個小時後我還是會覺得乏味。」

這部電影在全球各地已開出一億兩千八百九十萬美元的票房,據《Screen Daily》報導。該片一上映便稱霸法國和北美地區院線票房。

(路透/翻譯:李信漢)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. ingest v.

攝取;吸收 (she4 qu3; xi1 shou1)

例: The drug is more easily ingested in pill form.

(這種藥製成藥丸的形狀較容易吸收。)

2. high-octane adj.

強而有力的 (qiang2 er2 you3 li4 de5)

例: She has carried out a high-octane marketing plan.

(她已著手執行一個強有力的行銷計畫。)

3. sequence n.

連續鏡頭 (lian2 xu4 jing4 tou2)

例: I enjoyed the movie’s opening sequence.

(我喜歡這部電影的開場鏡頭。)


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