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《爱在午夜降临前》:时间的艺术(9/10)
作者:desmond
发表时间:2013-07-26
更新时间:2013-07-26
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Before Midnight(2013)is not a single film, but an organic part of a
"grand
film." Also comprising Before Sunrise(1995) and Before Sunset(2004),
this "
grand film" could continue endlessly, and the later serial can be
added
effortlessly to this organic whole, just as life goes on, and each
unique
stage of it partakes its wholeness. The film is not just about love,
but
offers a deep reflection on time: the time of an image, of a film,
and, of
life.

Featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as two lovers from their
romantic 20s,
to their rational 30s and bored 40s, the "grand film" spans an
astonishing
18 years, both in film diegetic time and in real time. The director
Richard
Linklater could have finished these three small-budget films within
three
years, but he insisted on being faithful to the real time passing
through,
for the protagonists and for the actor/actress as well. Such
faithfulness
seems cruel to the audiences, who have been accustomed to escaping
into the
safe haven of the eternity of love. The film, however, tries to
foreground
the mark of time in love, in image, and in the film itself. There
seems an
irretrievable point that human can never go back, as love ages and is
no
longer as fresh as that in the good old days. Sadly, time is the
ultimate
obstacle and human beings are tossed into death in the unstoppable
flow of
time.

Deleuze distinguishes two types of images: movement-image and time-
image.
The movement-image based on sensory-motor schema is the dominant mode
for Hollywood films, which use different narrative tricks (such as
flashback
and flashforward) to subordinate "time" for the purpose of smooth plot
construction. Time-image, on the contrary, presents time itself and
uses
action to emphasize the being of time. I think Before Midnight is as
good as
Yasujiro Ozu's films (Deleuze's favourite) to exemplify the power of
time-
image. In the film, action is less important than time,and human
being's
attempt to stop the flow of time through the idealized eternity of
love is
doomed to fail.

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