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“i would rather be ashes than dust”

this was hanged down from hill road bridge. it disappeared later this morning.

生無所欲,老無所懼 #TooOldToDieYoung


導演Nicolas Winding Refn (落日車神唯神能恕霓虹惡魔…etc.)今年的新作 _ TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG_老無所懼 (以下簡稱TOTDY),是一部透過Amazon Prime影音平台於線上發行的劇集…更確切地說是合計十幾小時的極長篇電影。TOTDY敘述洛城小警Martin Jones受環境所迫成為職業殺手後,所發生的一連串瘋狂殘酷歷程。

此劇實然流著新黑色電影(Neo-Noir)的血液,因此富含垃圾小說(pulp novels)、犯罪偵探、黑幫類型故事等等題材,並還結合各種邪典、超現實、異教元素,更佐以實驗性的敘事手法和大膽的影像風格,構述出一個耽美與超暴力並行的乖戾世界,並且此一世界無不映現著現實現況…以導演Refn與共同編劇Ed Brubaker特有的思路所見…


#NSFW #SPOILER 聲明與瀏覽方式(網頁版請按我)


本文所附影像略含血腥&成人畫面,請斟酌+慎入;內文敘述含有劇透內容,建議觀賞完本劇再來;註:本文為特製版面,圖文皆至800px寬度,所以13吋以上螢幕瀏覽為佳,手機不okay。20190722 文章剛完成,內容錯字修訂中敬請見諒。


#ENG 20190808 Preface and explanation
(web version click to expand)


This post is all about Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest work Too Old Too Die Young. I will go through episode-by-episode with synopsis and selected screenshots. So far Vol.1 to Vol.5 are done, the rest will be finished…in time.

#Taiwan Apart from the preface, this post is solely written in Traditional Chinese Big5 coding with characters, lexicons and dialects commonly used in Taiwan. Literately it’s ‘Taiwanese Mandarin’ with massive influences of Taiwanese Hokkien. I don’t define my language as just Mandarin Chinese. Thus what’s written here might not be the kind of Chinese language you think it is, and might not be fluently translated with Google or other web interfaces. Also keep in mind that the writing style here could be quite ‘idiosyncratic’ sometimes even to readers who speak my language. It’s because this is a creative writing blog prone to be experimental, not a usual (and generic) film review site you’d expect.

So what we have here is a TV series challenging to general viewers and the writing of it challenging to its readers. Well, what can I say? Have fun!

I’m also working on an overall afterthoughts section for TOTDY but I want to put it within 2019’s film-digging list instead. It’s gonna take some time to finish since I still have a couple thoughts to sidle in.

#SoooUnderTheRadar And AFAICT Too Old To Die Young is far yet to be well-known (or just known) to Asia’s Chinese-speaking viewers in general. It’s just all so quiet this time, unlike Refn’s last three films…that all have made it to Cannes. Yeah, Cannes. People here REALLY dig that. For an art-house(-esque) film, local or international, winning an award is pure survival here. It’s how you make it to theaters and to the crowd. So with publicity so modest and so minimal, I expect TOTDY to gradually gather a prominent cult-following pretty much exclusive to the west (wait, cult-following in the streaming era!? Hey that’s super cool! Neo-cult!). And before that happens, no way the show’s gonna gain any popularity here.

#ThisBlog Also, film lovers like myself and my peers that are unanimously into Harmony Korine, Gaspar Noé, Lynch, Jodorowsky, Ferrara and Refn are ridiculously unorthodox and invisible to this side of the world. Subversiveness and esotericism are thinner than air here and that is a problem. Although we are just too insignificant to the ‘market’, we are around. Always around. Some making auteur-driven films too. So my post here and my blog in its entirety are for these tough unorthodox mudafakas. It’s not for the mass. No. Too Old To Die Young is too badass for that too 😎


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“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.” ― Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), The Nobel Lecture In Literature speech, 1993


A Legend Transitioned Today.
RIP to one of the Greatest Writers to Ever Do It.

via harlemcollective #tumblr #reblog #ifttt




~係滴! 腦燒到屁股開花! 雞肋天堂斯米打! 裝熟的捧油會讀完但真的很熟的網頁秒關! 來啦鄉親婦老兄弟姐妹! 夜半書寫一年一兩度的觀影清單又來啦! 本篇筆記目前紀錄2018年10月底至2019年7月所看的一些片子,有新東西就慢慢加,大家也慢慢讀吧!

#劇透 #spoiler 內文必有劇透,介意者可按我展開本次片單:)

The Favourite 真寵 (2018)、Spring Breakers 放浪青春 (2012)、Double Indemnity 雙重保險 (1944)、All About Eve 彗星美人(1950)、Naked 赤裸 (1993)、Angst 恐懼 (英:Fear; dir. Gerald Kargl , 1983)、Thief 大盜 (1975)、Buckaroo Banzai 反暴戰士聯盟 (1985)、The Night Come for Us 黑夜降臨 (2018)、#by NWR邪典系列:The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds (1965)、Shanty Tramp (1967) 、Night Tide (1961)…etc.、Decoder (1984) 、Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo 墮落街 (1981) 、B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 B級片:地下柏林 (2015)、Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records(2018) Us 我們 (2018)、林嶺東風雲三部曲 A Tribute to Ringo Lam 、大象席地而坐 An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)、アカイト A Kite 風箏 (1998)、ロボット・カーニバル Robot Carnival 機器人嘉年華 (1987) 、Love, Death & Robots 愛x死x機器人(2019)、Atlanta 亞特蘭大 (2015~) 、Mr. Robot 駭客軍團 (2015~) 、Too Old to Die Young 老無所懼 (2019)…還有 (2018) 高潮 Climax

#說明 #慎入 錯字趕工校訂中,網頁版按我下拉看介紹與聲明 (使用閱讀器或手機AMP版應該內容就沒折曡直接看現現;之後在文章裏看到”繼續閱讀“也是這樣操作哦)

#verynontypical #filmnotes #TradChBig5 #Taiwanesedialect 說明:片單選擇主觀隨性,有新有舊,內容純個人筆記聯想之紀錄,形式並非正統影評,然後每一期觀影清單都在做敘述流程方面的變化,也因旨在以自己的言語紀錄自己的想法,所以文體會稍有一點點實驗性,有一些些不修邊幅,但都不至於到難以咀嚼的程度,也不會無厘頭地亂寫。

本誌筆記內容從不業配,無黑特,無抄襲,無譯文亦無過量的二手摘錄,總之就請安心享用,那本清單篇幅非常的長,建議分次賞閱~ 先隨性看看,有空歡迎再回來:) 更多解說請至2017上半年清單瞧瞧。

#慎入 #警告聲明 這次清單的選片尺度上會比以往更狂一些,且部份內容恐含敏感議題或者極主觀見解,請務必斟酌查閱,不喜勿入勿轉。







只是, Gaspar Noé耶?連Gaspar Noé也可以了!?

而且配樂還給我放Lil Louis的“French Kiss" !?!?!?

#好激動啊 然後片頭就給我上謝幕XDD


THE END。(開玩笑的啦拜託別走)



高堡奇人:A weird time in which we are alive ~ Reading The Man in the High Castle


“A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.”

ー The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
(Chapter 10, Baynes’s thoughts) #P158/#E467



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