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Monday, 10 March 2008

神探 :: Mad Detective

Mad-Detective

(dir. Johnnie To 杜琪峰 and Wai Ka Fai 韋家輝, Hong Kong, 2007)

『我睇到人心裡面隻鬼。佢有七隻。』(I can see the ghost inside people. He has 7.)

『如果人人都有隻鬼,你冇,就係你有問題。』(If everyone has a ghost inside, and you don't, then the problem is with you.)

Abnormality = ab-NORM-ality = not the same as the others, not following the crowd.

Treading the border between the natural and the supernatural, and how the two worlds inform / intercept / interrogate / infringe upon each other.

Brilliant creative idea, beautiful directorial execution.

But, alas, the storyline messes up the logic of its own created world. (Yes, I do hold to the notion that every story, no matter how crazily fictitious and imaginary and wild it is, is supposed to have an internal logic of its own.)

So, ultimately, this film is 'dog fart cannot get through' (狗屁不通).

Falls short. What a shame.

3 comments:

karrie said...

白賴仁跟你的comment完全一樣!

Yam 飲者 said...

白太:榮幸能跟得上白先生的水平。我看杜sir拍的電影不多(應該說很少),但感覺這似乎是他的特色(場面調度一流,製作精采絕倫,故事攞黎講)。有韋家輝拍檔,故事構思更見刁鑽,創作意念極佳,卻改不了那不通的狗屁,我有點驚奇。

史提夫畸畸 said...

我喺戲院睇,極愛呢套戲!情理問題,要睇多幾次先領會到。