アン・リー:終わることのない夢

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【アン・リー監督が「ライフ・オブ・パイ/トラと漂流した277日」で二回目のアカデミー賞(監督賞)を受賞したのを受けて,このエッセイが再び注目されています。このエッセイは,リー監督が2006年にアカデミー賞受賞後に書いたもので,私(Irene Shih)が英語に翻訳したものです。】

オリジナルのブログポスト
http://whatshihsaid.com/2013/02/26/ang-lee-a-never-ending-dream/

※趣味で日本語に訳したものです。日本語訳自体はオリジナルで、一部意訳しました。

この下からが翻訳文です。

1978年,映画を勉強しようとイリノイ大学に出願した際,私の父親は猛烈に反対した。父は統計を持ち出し,こう言った。「毎年5万人のパフォーマーがブロードウェイに200しかない役を争っているような業界だぞ」。しかし私は父の反対を押し切り,アメリカ行きの飛行機に乗った。これは後まで、父と私の関係をギクシャクしたものにしてしまった。その後20年間,私たちの会話は100回にも満たないのだから。

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このブログのスタッツ

今日は4月1日でエイプリルフールですね。日本では新年度が始まります。日本人としては自分も気持ちを新たに頑張ろうと思います。

さて、このブログはWordPressというサイトを利用してるわけですが、管理人はブログのスタッツ(統計)が見れます。何人の人がどのポストを見たか、どの国からのアクセスが多いのか、どこからこのブログにやってきたのか、どのキーワードで検索してこのブログにたどり着いたか、などなど、結構色々な統計を見ることができます。

Google Analyticsというグーグル先生のサービスもあります。自分はこのサイト向けには使ってませんが、こっちもかなり使えるので、ブログのアクセスを増やしたい人などは導入するといいと思います。

今日はこのブログのスタッツをちょっと一緒に見ましょう。

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“My name is Khan and I’m not a terrorist” – Movie

I watched “My Name is Khan” the other night. Here is a trailer.

I really liked this movie because it addresses one of the biggest social issues in the US today: the fear for Muslims. Before getting to that point, Here is a synopsis of the movie.

The movie is about an Indian guy, Rizwan Khan, with Asperger syndrome who came to the US after his mother’s death. His beloved mom kept telling him that there are only two kinds of people–bad people who do bad things and good people who do good deeds. This message was deeply engraved in his heart. Rizwan’s brother was a successful businessman in SF who sell beauty products. He started working for his brother as a salesperson. He fell in love with a hairstylist–one of his customers–and married her. Her son liked Rizwan and he was having a happy life with his wife and son until the day of September 11, 2001… Everything changed after 9.11. And he experienced the most tragic event in this life. After this even (and I won’t mention what it was), Rizwan started a journey to meet the President to deliver the following message, “My name is Khan and I’m not a terrorist.”

I’d like you to watch it yourself to explore the rest of the story. It is a long movie–about 2 hours and 40 minutes. But I bet it won’t disappoint you.
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Invictus

The movie “Invictus” is about to come out in the U.S. (December 11th) and I’m really excited to watch this movie (although I’m not sure if I will be able to watch it in El Salvador). The movie is based on the true story of how Nelson Mandela used the universal language of sport (rugby) to unite a racially and economically divided country (South Africa) in the 1990s.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, my favorite two actors, Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the Springboks, play in this movie.

After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was finally released in 1991 and was elected as President of South Africa in 1994. With this election, infamous apartheid officially came to an end. Nevertheless, the country remained separated racially and economically. Mandela decided to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup event to unite the country together.

Check out the trailer below. It looks pretty awesome. I really hope it will be played in El Salvador…

 

The movie is actually based on the book titled “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation.” The book looks very interesting too. If you are interested in this book, you can get it from the link below.

“His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.”