Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (奇幻逆緣)是一部值得思考的電影,值得思考是因為它打著一個那麼有趣的題材而來,人生由盡頭處開始究竟是怎樣的一回事?可以很哲學。而且當人人都說這齣電影很有道理,有啟發,如果看完之後沒有悟出一鱗半爪未免顯得太削。
於是,經過一星期的沉澱,我思考到一個問題。
究竟it’s all about timing 還是 There is no time limit?
兩者有沒有抵觸或者關係?
中間有一段約3分鐘如廣告片般的拍攝手法,示範timing 如何重要,環環緊扣。
假如A不是忘了拿大衣就不會回家接電話,就不會遲了出門因而上了B的車;B不是為了一杯咖啡就不會開慢了車,就不會為一個忘記開鬧鐘,遲了5分鐘起床要趕上班而衝過馬路的人而停車等候,不是因為停車等那個人過馬路就不會有X的結果,所以我以為這部電影其中一個訊息是timing。

但到最後Benjamin又說There’s no time limit, start anytime you want...change or stay the same...there aren’t any rules...
這應該是他的真切體會。看他和Daisy的關係,當初相識的時候一個是老頭,一個是少女,是wrong timing?時間過了, Benjamin 年齡逆行,卻又能與Daisy在各自的黃金歲月相愛,如果沒有當年的"wrong timing", 緣份也沒有再續的機會。
每一分一秒都會有事情在發生,每一件事都有timing,但事情的結果與timing 無關。
Timing 只是一個令任何事都宿命浪漫化起來的vocab。
Timing 只是一個藉口,一個讓事情開始或結束的藉口。
想那件事發生,愛那個人,山無陵江水為竭冬雷震震夏雨雪都是good timing,
不想那件事發生,黃金盛世也是bad timing。
Timing不應左右你想做的事,Timing 沒有好與不好,就算如Benjamin
一樣上天戲弄他,時間好像與他為敵,但這沒有令減低Benjamin
對生命的好奇,反之,不是以為自己人生將盡就不把握每個機會,有路就行,
有工就做,有人就愛,毋需不必要的感性,從容豁達。
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有不少人都為男女主角相逢恨早/晚,不能一起變老而遺憾,
但他們能夠一起渡過最美麗的時光不是已經足夠嗎?
再者有幾多人可以死在愛人的懷中? 還有遺憾?

When it comes to the end you have to let go.
畢竟人生還有很多更重要的事情。

... it’s never too late...or, in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be...There’s no time limit, start anytime you want...change or stay
the same...there aren’t any rules...We can make the best or worst of it...I hope you make the best...I hope you see things that startle you. Feel things you
never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different
point of view. I hope you challenge yourself. I hope you
stumble, and pick yourself up. I hope you live the life you wanted
to...and if you haven’t, I hope you start all over again.”

5 comments:

JC said...

講得好。
timming 真的很重要, 但把握..更為重要。

said...

要不被 timing 框著,需要很大的勇氣吧

我始終覺得 timing 是會影響命運的
或是命運影響了我們的 timing?

(我就是那種很信宿命的女子 =__=")

Angela said...

I have viewed many blogs to comment about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and you are the very first one who share the same point of view as I do. Many ppl missed this important line "When it comes to an end, you just have to let go"... this line has been quoted twice at the movie. Thank you and is true that there is no limit of life...everyone has different, just do watever you feel need to ... 活在當下

聶秀康 said...

感性分析
理性實踐.

*car said...

love it love it!!!

"When it comes to an end, you just have to let go"