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[翻译]American Mosaic - “Spectre” Begins New Era for Bond Films

来源:慢速英语   时间:2015-11-13 08:52:10

Many critics consider “Skyfall” the greatest of James Bond films.

许多评论家认为《007:大破天幕杀机》是詹姆斯·邦德系列电影中的最佳的一集。

But, the latest in the series, “Spectre,” may be a strong competitor for that title.

但是最新的《007:幽灵党》可能是这一称号的强力竞争对手。

“Spectre” steps into new territory, and critics are giving it high praise.

《007:幽灵党》步入了全新领域,而评论家们都给予了高度褒奖。

British actor Daniel Craig returns for his fourth performance as James Bond. American Sam Mendes directed the film. Mendes was also director of “Skyfall.”

英国演员丹尼尔·克雷格(Daniel Craig)第四次扮演詹姆斯·邦德。美国人山姆·门德斯(Sam Mendes)执导了这部电影。门德斯也是《007:大破天幕杀机》的导演。

The latest story finds Bond on a personal journey to find an enemy from his past. He lost much that was important to him in “Skyfall” including the spy agency director, “M,” whom he revered.

最新的这集电影发现邦德在一次私人旅行中发现了一位宿敌。他在《007:大破天幕杀机》中失去了很多对他很重要的东西,包括他很尊重的情报机构负责人M。

Bond travels from Mexico City to Rome, to the mountaintops of Austria, to the desert near Tangier and, finally, back to London. Bond is seeking archenemy Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz.

邦德从墨西哥城到罗马,然后到奥地利山顶,然后到丹吉尔附近的沙漠,最终回到伦敦。他是在寻找由克里斯托弗·瓦尔兹(Christoph Waltz)扮演的头号大敌弗兰兹·奥博豪斯(Franz Oberhauser)。

Oberhauser leads an international terrorist group called Spectre. The group, it turns out, is responsible for much of Bond’s personal tragedy beginning with the 2006 film “Casino Royale.”

奥博豪斯领导了一家名为“幽灵党”的国际恐怖组织。事实证明该组织对邦德从2006年上映的《007:大战皇家赌场》开始的大部分个人悲剧有关。

The plots of “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall” come to completion in “Spectre.” A new era of Bond is born as a result. The character falls in love and is willing to honor love over mission. This softer side of Bond, alone, helps make “Spectre” interesting.

《007:大战皇家赌场》、《007:大破量子危机》 以及《007:大破天幕杀机》的故事情节在《007:幽灵党》趋于完整,于是诞生了新一代的邦德。该角色坠入爱河,并愿意将爱情放在使命之上。光是邦德这种温柔的一面就有助于让《007:幽灵党》有吸引力。

Director Mendes references Bond movies of the past in “Spectre.” For example, a familiar white cat makes a brief appearance. The animal character was first seen in the 1963 Bond film “From Russia With Love.” The beautiful cat belonged to the evil Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

门德斯导演在《007:幽灵党》中引用了以往的邦德电影。例如,一只熟悉的白猫短暂露面。该动物角色最早是在1963年拍摄的邦德系列电影《007:俄罗斯之恋》中出现。这只漂亮的猫属于邪恶的恩内斯特·布鲁佛(Ernst Stavro Blofeld)所有。

Another connection: The final battle in “Spectre” takes place where it all started, at the damaged MI6 building that was bombed in “Skyfall.”

另一种关联:《007:幽灵党》中最后一战发生在所有故事开始的地方,也就是《007:大破天幕杀机》被炸毁的军情六处建筑中。

“Spectre” earned about $70 million in U.S. ticket sales its opening weekend. It has sold about $300 million worth of tickets around the world. It is not quite as high as “Skyfall” earnings after the same amount of time. But it is closer than any other movie in the series.

《007:幽灵党》在美国首映周末票房大约为7千万美元。该电影在全球已经卖出大约3亿美元票房。在相同时间之后其票房成绩不及《007:大破天幕杀机》,但是比007系列中的其它电影更接近《007:大破天幕杀机》的票房。

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journey – n. an act of traveling from one place to another

revere – v. to hold very high in respect

archenemy ­– n. a chief enemy

era – n. a period of time that is associated with a particular quality, event, person, etc.

reference – v. to mention (something or someone) in speech or in writing: to refer to (something or someone)

familiar – adj. possibly known but not clearly remembered

mission – n. an important task or duty