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[娱乐艺术]看电影学英语之《欲望都市》台词赏析

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-04-09 13:25:56

  台词赏析


  Carrie: Unlike Miranda, I'm not ready to accept that all single men are freaks. I was so optimistic that I actually agreed to a blind date for the first time in two years. P.J. is a very successful independent film producer. His documentary about endangered seagulls had just aired an excellent review on PBS. So, documentaries. That must be interesting.

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  P.J.: Well, let's be realistic. I'm only doing this docu bullshit to earn a rep. You know, I may ultimately want to parlay into the action movie arena. I want to make money. I'm not afraid to say it. OK? I love money. I'd sell toilet bowls if it'd make me a millionaire.


  Carrie: What about the seagulls?


  P.J.: Fuck the seagulls.


  Carrie: Step right up, folks. Two vodkas and a $12 pasta buys your admission to see The Man With No Soul. Observe, if you dare, this chilling sight. Bachelor Number Two seemed promising. Just so you know, I can't see a movie without popcorn.


  Man: I'm a Junior Mints kind of guy. This relationship is probably doomed. You want to lean a little closer? Maybe hear our entire conversation? Hey, here’s a better idea. Why don't you and your fucking girlfriend just sit on our laps during the movie? Then you won't miss a fucking word, dick!


  Carrie: Ladies and gentlemen, stand far away from The Man With Two Faces. They say the third time's the charm. Max was a broker who made two million on bonds last year. We had a great dinner in Little Italy. Not only did Max have two million, he also appeared to have a lending library in his pants. Parents, please keep the kiddies away from the cage of The Man Who Steals Cheap Used Books for No Reason.


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  1. Independent movie producer: 独立电影制作人。


  2. Public Broadcasting Service: (美国)公共广播公司


  3. Documentary film, documentary 记录片


  Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.


  4. Parlay into


  Parlay 的本意是“谈判”,这里则指“成功地利用To maneuver (an asset) to great advantage”,例如:John parlayed some small investments into a large fortune. 约翰成功地把一些小投资转变为一项大资产。