2010年12月8日水曜日

映画『ブロンド少女は過激に美しく』 (The film "Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl"

 昨日、阪急電車・十三駅の近くにある第七芸術劇場という映画館まで出かけて、私の好むマノエル・デ・オリヴェイラ監督の『ブロンド少女は過激に美しく』を見て来た(この映画の撮影中に、同監督は100歳になったそうだ)。

 時刻あるいは季節を変えて何度か映し出される海岸の街・リスボンの全景の美しさや、文化的な社交の場の様子などは、はるばる見に来たかいがあったと思わせるものだった。64分の中編なので、終わったときは、いささかあっけない感がしたが、これは結論的な印象ではない。結末につながる伏線が早くにありながら、観客は間もなくそれを忘れさせられ、結末にいたって思い出させられる、という繊細なプロットが巧みに映像化されていたことを振り返ってみると、この映画の注意深い技術と味わい深さに気づく。

Yesterday, I went to the Seventh Art Theater near Juso Station of Hankyu Railway in order to look at the movie "Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl)" directed by one of my favorite directors, Manoel de Oliveira (we hear that he became 100 years old during the making of this film).

Panoramic views of the coastal town Risbon, at different times or seasons, repeatedly shown, were so beautiful and cultural atmosphere of the social occasion included in the story was so smart to make me think that it was worthwhile to come to see this movie all the way. I got a little bit of anticlimactic feeling when this film of only 64 minutes finished, but this was not the decisive impression. In the earlier part of the story, there was a foreshadowing event, but we are forced to forget about it, being reminded of it by the final episode. Looking back that such an intricate plot was finely depicted, we perceive the meticulous technique and rich flavor of this film.

From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)

About Astrophysics

"Can we test inflationary expansion of the early universe?" A set of proposed relations among observable quantities may allow strong tests of whether a rapid expansion of the very early universe produced the seeds of the large-scale structure we see today. Physics Vol. 3, p. 103 (2010). [Retweeted by Colin Peters @ColinPeters]

[Retweet of The SETI Institute's words] Learn all about Dark Matter in this great new SETI Talk video! "Dark Matter - Chung-Pei Ma" YouTube (1:11:33) (December 5, 2010).

About Neuroscience

"Searching the brain for the spark of creative problem-solving." New York Times (December 6, 2010). "Test your insight" is included.

Exchange of Words with Friends

[To Karin Fornazier in reply to her words: I am so frustrated. . . . I hate myself when I came to conference, presented a talk and noboby asks. . . . God, I feel so stupid.] Don't mind about getting no asking for your presentation. Hideki Yukawa also got no question for his presentation of the meson theory, but a person said, "I was unable to hear you. Please repeat from the beginning!"

[From Karin Fornazier] Unfortunatly I am not a Yukawa; and people were hearing me. But, thank you so much for these words :)

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