河流 The River (1929)

  • 导演: Frank Borzage
  • 编剧: Tristram Tupper Philip Klein Dwight Cummins
  • 主演: Charles Farrell Mary Duncan Ivan Linow Margaret Mann Alfred Sabato
  • 类型: 剧情 爱情
  • 制片国家/地区: 美国
  • 语言: 英语
  • 片长: 73 分钟
  • 上映日期: 1929-10-06
  • imdb网址: tt0020335
  • 河流剧情简介
      The River, of which the central theme is desire, is the most erotic film of the silent cinema. Wreathed with the laurels of worldwide success and with an Oscar for 7th Heaven, American filmmaker of Italo-Swiss origin, Frank Borzage (1894-1962) conceived this work with complete artistic freedom. The immense natural sets were built in the open-air on a lot at Fox Film in Westwood, Los Angeles.
      The initial situation is of an Eden-like simplicity: the initiation into love of a male virgin, a man of the woods coming into contact with a mysterious female urbanite about whom we learn but little, other than that she "has lived life to the full" and that she is always monitored by the crow belonging to her lover who was imprisoned for murder. There follow the hazards of seduction and refusal, ruses and inhibitions, endless desires confessed, with many hitches, right up to metamorphosis into love. The whole narrative unfolds on the banks of a river which reveals the nudity of the bodies (sex), the mortal perils of the vortex (passion), the purification and promise of a harmonious fulfillment (the sea.)
      When it first came out the film was pursued by misfortune: not quite knowing how to promote it, Fox disguised the work with a musical prologue and a spoken word ending, filmed behind the back of the cineaste (the 'talkie' version was unseen outside of the United States). The strong sensuality of the images shocked puritan America: The River was forbidden a screening in many States and a tacit consensus limited its distribution. Many newspapers passed over the film in silence, boycotted the publicity, and even the « New York Times » only granted it a small, embarrassed paragraph.
      In Europe the reception was warmer and the French movie-goers, amongst them the young Marcel Carné, praised the film to the skies (7 weeks exclusive in Paris). The surrealist milieus around André Breton saw in this Woman With Raven, as which the film was distributed in France, more true audaciousness and insight than in the entire French avant-garde. For the duration of the season, the disturbing Mary Duncan (1895-1993) provoked flights of fantasy under the same heading as Louise Brooks. Then the film disappeared, became a legend. It is rumoured to have been lost, just like the other mythic title from Fox, Murnau's 4 Devils filmed at the same time.

    标签:  美国 Frank_Borzage 【FrankBorzage】 1920s american 弗兰克鲍沙其 查尔斯法莱尔 河流
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    大奇特(Grinch)  2012-06-02
    有半小时的胶片已经遗失,靠剧照和字卡弥补缺失。中心主题是欲望,最初有如伊甸园般纯粹,善男信女的情绪始终被一种软色情的成分包裹着。河岸变成了一种“双关性”的代表,揭示了性坦诚(性别),致命的旋涡(激情)和爱的承诺(汇流成海)。
    怪盗巴金斯  2011-03-31
    想不到这个爱情故事拍得还挺有意思。残缺可能正是它更吸引的原因。
    CIII.3  2012-07-16
    如果胶片完整,将会是一个相当精彩的故事
    鸡头井。  2013-03-17
    bm-lyon.图书馆借来的Frank Bozage三碟装里的最后一碟竟然收录了《河流》54分钟残片(在福克斯电影公司的档案仓库中发现的胶片,由瑞士和法国方面合作修复),缺失开头、中间两卷和结尾一卷。查尔斯·法瑞尔真是个好演员,可高大英武,可萌态百出。河流、漩涡、乌鸦,大雪、火车、阴影,各有所指的隐喻