some quotes....

I just want to tell you, I'm the one who was supposed to take care of everything. I'm the one who was supposed to make everything okay for everybody. It just didn't work out like that. And I left. I left you... And now, I'm an old broken down piece of meat... and I'm alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don't want you to hate me.

-Randy 'The Ram' Robinson, The Wrestler

jeudi 10 janvier 2013

Best Hong Kong Films Ever

No kiddingFuture Cops (Siêu cấp học giáo bá vương, 1993) của Vương Tinh quả thực có tên trong danh sách này.

(Viện hàn lâm vừa công bố các ứng viên cho giải Oscar 2013, nhưng chủ đề này hay hơn)

Tình hình điện ảnh Hồng Kông có vẻ ảm đạm, phim ăn khách hiếm, mà phim "đỉnh cao" lại càng hiếm hơn, một phần vì thế hệ vàng 80, đầu 90 chẳng có người thay thế (Nhất đại tông sư của Vương Gia Vệ vừa công chiếu ngày hôm qua - 9/1, có lẽ đây lại là một tuyệt phẩm nữa của họ Vương, nhưng những tác phẩm kén người xem, kém doanh thu như của Vương Gia Vệ thì chưa, và có lẽ sẽ không bao giờ có thể là cứu cánh cho cả nền điện ảnh Cảng Thơm), một phần quan trọng nữa là vì điện ảnh Hồng Kông giờ đang đứng vào cái thế lỡ dở, cố gắng giữ vững bản sắc "Hồng Kông" nhưng cũng lại phải cố hòa mình vào dòng chảy điện ảnh Trung Quốc để tận dụng thị trường khổng lồ với nguồn tài chính và khán giả vô tận của người "anh cả" Đại lục.

Có lẽ vì cái sự ảm đạm ấy mà trang web tôi rất yêu thích - Lovehkfilm, quanh đi quẩn lại chỉ sôi nổi nhất có hoạt động bầu "Best film", hết của thập niên 2000, 1990, 1980 và bây giờ là "Best Hong Kong Films Ever". Nghe tiêu đề thì oai nhưng chưa bầu thì cũng biết phần đông những người sẽ bầu toàn dạng fanboy từ thủa bé của những Ngô Vũ Sâm, Từ Khắc, Vương Gia Vệ, thế nên kết quả quanh đi quẩn lại sẽ chỉ xoay quanh những bộ phim đã xuất hiện trong các cuộc bầu chọn trước kia. Và kết quả cuối cùng thì ... đúng thế thật.

Dưới đây là top 10:


10. Đội bóng Thiếu Lâm (Shaolin Soccer, 2001, Châu Tinh Trì)
9. Đao Mã Đán (Peking Opera Blues, 1986, Từ Khắc)
8. Thiến nữ u hồn (A Chinese Ghost Story, 1987, Trình Tiểu Đông)
7. Câu chuyện cảnh sát (Police Story, 1985, Thành Long)
6. Lạt thủ thần tham (Hard Boiled, 1992, Ngô Vũ Sâm)
5. Điệp huyết song hùng (The Killer, 1989, Ngô Vũ Sâm)
4. Tâm trạng khi yêu (In the Mood for Love, 2000, Vương Gia Vệ)
3. Bản sắc anh hùng (A Better Tomorrow, 1986, Ngô Vũ Sâm)
2. Vô gian đạo (Infernal Affairs, 2002, Lưu Vỹ Cường & Mạch Triệu Huy)
1. Trùng Khánh Sâm Lâm (Chungking Express, 1994, Vương Gia Vệ)

Nhìn vào Top 10 có thể thấy một điều rằng phim võ hiệp (wuxia) tinh tuyền hoàn toàn vắng bóng! Phim võ hiệp xếp cao nhất trong danh sách này là Túy quyền 2 (Drunken Master 2, 1994, Lưu Gia Lương) chỉ xếp thứ 14. Điều này chứng tỏ là ngay cả trong đội ngũ fanboy phim Hồng Kông thì tâm lý đánh giá thấp phim võ hiệp vẫn tồn tại, đây quả thực là điều đáng tiếc vì trong số 4 thể loại "tinh tuyền" của điện ảnh Hồng Kông (võ hiệp - cảnh sát/xã hội đen - hài - tình cảm lãng mạn, không tính phim cấp III) thì võ hiệp mới chính là thể loại lâu đời và có sức sống bền bỉ nhất, có lẽ kết quả này cũng phản ánh một điều rằng dù Chân Tử Đan vẫn chăm chỉ đóng phim nhưng võ hiệp chẳng còn được vị thế như xưa. 

Ngoài bất ngờ của phim võ hiệp thì các kết quả còn lại có lẽ không có gì ... đáng bàn vì những bộ phim đã được đứng ở đây đều đã được thời gian thử thách, phim "mới nhất" là Vô gian đạo ra đời cách đây cũng đã 11 năm. Vị trí đầu tiên của Trùng Khánh Sâm Lâm cũng là điều không ai có thể bàn cãi, một phần vì phim quá hay, một phần nữa là vì tất cả phiếu bầu cho bộ phim này có lẽ đều chất chứa sự tiếc nuối đối với điện ảnh Hồng Kông của một thời "tinh tuyền" đã qua mà Trùng Khánh Sâm Lâm là đại diện tiêu biểu nhất, một bộ phim của những câu thoại lãng đãng, u uất, của những gương mặt thoảng nét buồn, của những ngôi sao đã mãi đi vào quá khứ (Lâm Thanh Hà).

Dưới đây là Top 20 phim do tôi bầu chọn, trong ngoặc là vị trí thực tế của phim trong "bảng phong thần" cuối cùng (tôi là fan ruột của Châu Tinh Trì nên bầu cho họ Châu hơi bị nhiều, và vì thế bỏ qua nhiều phim của Ngô Vũ Sâm, thực ra tôi vẫn bầu theo kiểu phim "đáng nhớ" nhất chứ có lẽ chưa chắc đã phải phim hay nhất, nếu bầu phim hay nhất thì Hứa An Hoa đã phải có vài phim trong list):

20. 2046 (2004, Vương Gia Vệ) (51)
19. Bạch phát ma nữ truyện (The Bride with White Hair, 1993, Vu Nhân Thái) (62)
18. Người trong giang hồ (Young and Dangerous, 1996, Lưu Vỹ Cường) (110)
17. Tân Tây Du Ký (A Chinese Odyssey, 1995, Lưu Trấn Vỹ & Châu Tinh Trì) (22)
16. Thần ăn (God of Cookery, 1996, Châu Tinh Trì & Lý Lực Trì) (24)
15. Thập tam thái bảo (Shanghai 13, 1984, Trương Triệt) (-)
14. Cương thi tiên sinh (Mr. Vampire, 1985, Lưu Quan Vĩ) (37)
13. Tuyệt đỉnh công phu (Kungfu Hustle, 2004, Châu Tinh Trì) (20)
12. Hoàng Phi Hồng 2: Nam nhi đương tự cường (Once upon a Time in China II, 1991, Từ Khắc) (23)
11. Kế hoạch A (Project A, 1983, Thành Long) (30)
10: Hắc xã hội (Election, 2005, Đỗ Kỳ Phong) (34)
09. Bản sắc anh hùng (A Better Tomorrow, 1986, Ngô Vũ Sâm) (3)
08. Tâm trạng khi yêu (In the Mood for Love, 2000, Vương Gia Vệ) (4)
07. Lâm Thế Vinh (The Magnificent Butcher, 1979, Viên Hòa Bình) (148)
06. Đội bóng Thiếu Lâm (Shaolin Soccer, 2001, Châu Tinh Trì) (10)
05. Vô gian đạo (Infernal Affairs, 2002, Lưu Vỹ Cường & Mạch Triệu Huy) (2)
04. Thiến nữ u hồn (A Chinese Ghost Story, 1987, Trình Tiểu Đông) (8)
03. Câu chuyện cảnh sát (Police Story, 1985, Thành Long) (7)
02. Thiếu Lâm tam thập lục phòng (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, 1978, Lưu Gia Lương) (41)
01. Trùng Khánh Sâm Lâm (Chungking Express, 1994, Vương Gia Vệ) (1)

Dưới đây là một số thống kê từ 200 bộ phim trong danh sách bầu chọn. Thật bất ngờ là Đỗ Kỳ Phong có tới 20 phim trong danh sách, chiếm 1/10 tổng số phim và gấp đúng hai lần số phim của đạo diễn đứng thứ hai là Từ Khắc. Nhưng MVP của danh sách này có lẽ phải là Vương Gia Vệ vì trong cả sự nghiệp chậm chạp của mình ông mới cho ra đời được 8 phim, và cả 8 đều đã nằm trong danh sách (không kMy Blueberry Night không được tính là phim Hồng Kông).





Và cuối cùng là danh sách đầy đủ:


1. CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
2. INFERNAL AFFAIRS (2002), directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
3. A BETTER TOMORROW (1986), directed by John Woo
4. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
5. THE KILLER (1989), directed by John Woo
6. HARD BOILED (1992), directed by John Woo
7. POLICE STORY (1985), directed by Jackie Chan
8. A CHINESE GHOST STORY (1987), directed by Ching Siu-Tung
9. PEKING OPERA BLUES (1986), directed by Tsui Hark
10. SHAOLIN SOCCER (2001), directed by Stephen Chow
11. THE MISSION (1999), directed by Johnnie To
12. DAYS OF BEING WILD (1991), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
13. BULLET IN THE HEAD (1990), directed by John Woo
14. DRUNKEN MASTER II (1994), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
15. RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1999), directed by Johnnie To
16. COMRADES, ALMOST A LOVE STORY (1996), directed by Peter Chan
17. ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (1991), directed by Tsui Hark
18. ASHES OF TIME (1994), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
19. FALLEN ANGELS (1995), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
20. KUNG FU HUSTLE (2004), directed by Stephen Chow
21. EXILED (2006), directed by Johnnie To
22. A CHINESE ODYSSEY PART I: CINDERELLA (1995) and A CHINESE ODYSSEY Part II: PANDORA’S BOX (1995), directed by Jeff Lau and Stephen Chow
23. ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA 2 (1992), directed by Tsui Hark
24. GOD OF COOKERY (1996), directed by Stephen Chow
25. THROWDOWN (2004), directed by Johnnie To
26. A MOMENT OF ROMANCE (1990), directed by Benny Chan
27. FIST OF FURY (1972), directed by Lo Wei
28. CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON (2000), directed by Ang Lee
29. GOD OF GAMBLERS (1989), directed by Wong Jing
30. PROJECT A (1983), directed by Jackie Chan
31. HERO (2002), directed by Zhang Yimou
32. FONG SAI YUK (1993), directed by Corey Yuen Kwai
33. RED CLIFF (2008) and RED CLIFF II (2009), directed by John Woo
34. ELECTION (2005), directed by Johnnie To
35. AN AUTUMN’S TALE (1987), directed by Mabel Cheung
36. INFERNAL AFFAIRS 2 (2003), directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
37. MR. VAMPIRE (1985), directed by Ricky Lau Koon-Wai
38. COME DRINK WITH ME (1966), directed by King Hu
39. HAPPY TOGETHER (1997), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
40. FIST OF LEGEND (1994), directed by Gordon Chan
41. THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (1978), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
42. ELECTION 2 (2006), directed by Johnnie To
43. SWORDSMAN II (1991), directed by Ching Siu-Tung
44. THE PRIVATE EYES (1976), directed by Michael Hui
45. CITY ON FIRE (1987), directed by Ringo Lam
46. BEAST COPS (1998), directed by Gordon Chan and Dante Lam
47. MADE IN HONG KONG (1997), directed by Fruit Chan
48. ROUGE (1988), directed by Stanley Kwan
49. PEDICAB DRIVER (1989), directed by Sammo Hung
50. EASTERN CONDORS (1987), directed by Sammo Hung
51. 2046 (2004), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
52. ONE NITE IN MONGKOK (2004), directed by Derek Yee
53. KING OF COMEDY (1999), directed by Stephen Chow
54. IP MAN (2008), directed by Wilson Yip
55. DRUNKEN MASTER (1978), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping
56. SHANGHAI BLUES (1984), directed by Tsui Hark
57. NEEDING YOU… (2000), directed by Johnnie To and Wai Kai-Fai
58. RUNNING ON KARMA (2003), directed by Johnnie To and Wai Kai-Fai
59. ZU: WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN (1983), directed by Tsui Hark
60. MAD DETECTIVE (2007), directed by Johnnie To and Wai Kai-Fai
61. THE PRODIGAL SON (1981), directed by Sammo Hung
62. THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR (1993), directed by Ronny Yu
63. A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), directed by Ann Hui
64. PROJECT A PART II (1987), directed by Jackie Chan
65. IRON MONKEY (1993), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping
66. FULL CONTACT (1992), directed by Ringo Lam
67. DANGEROUS ENCOUNTER - 1ST KIND (1980), directed by Tsui Hark
68. FLIRTING SCHOLAR (1993), directed by Lee Lik-Chi
69. THE BLADE (1995), directed by Tsui Hark
70. DRAGON INN (1992), directed by Raymond Lee - 48.5 points
71. LOST IN TIME (2003), directed by Derek Yee
72. LONG ARM OF THE LAW (1984), directed by Johnny Mak
73. BOAT PEOPLE (1982), directed by Ann Hui
74. ON THE RUN (1988), directed by Alfred Cheung
75. THE LONGEST NITE (1998), directed by Patrick Yau
76. HE’S A WOMAN, SHE’S A MAN (1994), directed by Peter Chan
77. THE WAY WE ARE (2008), directed by Ann Hui
78. CRIPPLED AVENGERS (1978), directed by Chang Cheh
79. DIRTY HO (1979), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
80. LUST, CAUTION (2007), directed by Ang Lee
81. PRISON ON FIRE (1987), directed by Ringo Lam
82. SPL (2005), directed by Wilson Yip
83. THE WAY OF THE DRAGON (1972), directed by Bruce Lee
84. CENTRE STAGE (1992), directed by Stanley Kwan
85. LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (2011), directed by Johnnie To
86. FROM BEIJING WITH LOVE (1994), directed by Stephen Chow and Lee Lik-Chi
87. THE BIG BOSS (1971), directed by Lo Wei
88. THE MILLIONAIRES’ EXPRESS (1987), directed by Sammo Hung
89. THE LOVE ETERNE (1963), directed by Li Han-Hsiang
90. BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (2009), directed by Teddy Chen
91. ALL ABOUT AH LONG (1989), directed by Johnnie To
92. HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY FATHER! (1993), directed by Peter Chan and Lee Chi-Ngai
93. LOVE ON DELIVERY (1994), directed by Lee Lik-Chi
94. THE WILD, WILD ROSE (1960), directed by Wong Tin-Lam
95. TOO MANY WAYS TO BE NO. 1 (1997), directed by Wai Ka-Fai
96. DRAGONS FOREVER (1988), directed by Sammo Hung
97. THE HEROIC TRIO (1993), directed by Johnnie To and Ching Siu-Tung
98. A HERO NEVER DIES (1998), directed by Johnnie To
99. SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW (1978), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping
100. WHEELS ON MEALS (1984), directed by Sammo Hung
101. GREEN SNAKE (1993), directed by Tsui Hark
102. PTU (2003), directed by Johnnie To
103. NAKED KILLER (1993), directed by Clarence Fok
104. FULL ALERT (1997), directed by Ringo Lam
105. ONCE A THIEF (1991), directed by John Woo
106 (TIE). POLICE STORY 2 (1988), directed by Jackie Chan
106 (TIE). SPOOKY ENCOUNTERS (1980), directed by Sammo Hung
108. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973), directed by Robert Clouse
109. THE ARCH (1968), directed by Cecile Tang Shu-Shuen
110. YOUNG AND DANGEROUS (1996), directed by Andrew Lau
111. FEARLESS (2006), directed by Ronny Yu
112. PERHAPS LOVE (2005), directed by Peter Chan
113. AS TEARS GO BY (1988), directed by Wong Kar-Wai
114. TIME AND TIDE (2000), directed by Tsui Hark
115 (TIE). JULY RHAPSODY (2001), directed by Ann Hui
115 (TIE). THE FIVE VENOMS (1978), directed by Chang Cheh
115 (TIE). WILD SEARCH (1991), directed by Ringo Lam
118. SONG OF THE EXILE (1990), directed by Ann Hui
119. OUR SISTER HEDY (1957), directed by Tao Qin
120. HEROES OF THE EAST (1978), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
121. CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (2006), directed by Zhang Yimou
122 (TIE). CHICKEN AND DUCK TALK (1988), directed by Clifton Ko
122 (TIE). MY LEFT EYE SEES GHOSTS (2002), directed by Johnnie To and Wai Kai-Fai
124. FORBIDDEN CITY COP (1996), directed by Vincent Kok and Stephen Chow
125. POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992), directed by Stanley Tong
126. DUEL TO THE DEATH (1983), directed by Ching Siu-Tung
127. DR. MACK (1995), directed by Lee Chi-Ngai
128. ALL’S WELL END’S WELL (1992), directed by Clifton Ko
129. THE YOUNG MASTER (1980), directed by Jackie Chan
130. THE CHINESE FEAST (1995), directed by Tsui Hark
131 (TIE). LOST AND FOUND (1996), directed by Lee Chi-Ngai
131 (TIE). MEN SUDDENLY IN BLACK (2003), directed by Pang Ho-Cheung
133. FINAL VICTORY (1986), directed by Patrick Tam
134. MIRACLES (1989), directed by Jackie Chan
135. WU XIA (2011), directed by Peter Chan
136. CHINESE ODYSSEY 2002 (2002), directed by Jeff Lau
137. PROTÉGÉ (2007), directed by Derek Yee
138. A FIGHTER’S BLUES (2000), directed by Daniel Lee
139. ROYAL TRAMP I & ROYAL TRAMP II (1992), directed by Wong Jing
140. JIANG HU: THE TRIAD ZONE (2000), directed by Dante Lam
141. C’EST LA VIE, MON CHERI (1993), directed by Derek Yee
142. THE BEAST STALKER (2008), directed by Dante Lam
143. AH YING (1983), directed by Allen Fong
144. THE DEAF AND MUTE HEROINE (1971), directed by Wu Ma
145. THE EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES (1993), directed by Jeff Lau
146. THE BIG HEAT (1987), directed by Johnnie To and Andrew Kam
147. METADE FUMACA (1999), directed by Riley Yip
148. THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER (1979), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping
149. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED (1998), directed by Patrick Yau
150. ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967), directed by Chang Cheh
151. ALL FOR THE WINNER (1990), directed by Jeff Lau
152. JUSTICE, MY FOOT! (1992), directed by Johnnie To
153. GOD OF GAMBLERS 2 (1991), directed by Wong Jing
154 (TIE). MY HEART IS THAT ETERNAL ROSE (1989), directed by Patrick Tam
154 (TIE). NOMAD (1982), directed by Patrick Tam
156. FUTURE COPS (1993), directed by Wong Jing
157. BIG BULLET (1996), directed by Benny Chan
158. WINNERS AND SINNERS (1983), directed by Sammo Hung
159. MAMBO GIRL (1957), Evan Yang
160. INTIMATE CONFESSIONS OF A CHINESE COURTESAN (1972), Chor Yuen
161. FULLTIME KILLER (2001), directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai
162. BOXER FROM SHANTUNG (1972), directed by Chang Cheh and Pao Hsueh-Li
163. SCHOOL ON FIRE (1988), directed by Ringo Lam
164. MCDULL, PRINCE DE LA BUN (2004), directed by Toe Yuen
166 (TIE). THE TAI-CHI MASTER (1993), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping
166 (TIE). YOUNG AND DANGEROUS 3 (1996), directed by Andrew Lau
168. AIR HOSTESS (1959), directed by Evan Yang
168 THE STOOL PIGEON (2010), directed by Dante Lam
169 (TIE). A BETTER TOMORROW 2 (1987), directed by John Woo
169 (TIE). SUMMER SNOW (1995), directed by Ann Hui
171. THE BARE-FOOTED KID (1993), directed by Johnnie To
172. YOUNG AND DANGEROUS: THE PREQUEL (1998), directed by Andrew Lau
173. ODD COUPLE (1979), directed by Lau Kar-Wing
174. THE BLOOD BROTHERS (1973), directed by Chang Cheh
175 (TIE). ACCIDENT (2009), directed by Soi Cheang
175 (TIE). JUST ONE LOOK (2003), directed by Riley Yip
175 (TIE). THE ODD ONE DIES (1997), directed by Patrick Yau
178. REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2009), directed by Su Chao-Bin
179. JULIET IN LOVE (2000), directed by Wilson Yip
180. THE TWINS EFFECT (2003), directed by Dante Lam
181. SO CLOSE (2002). directed by Corey Yuen
182. THE EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER (1983), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
183. MY YOUNG AUNTIE (1981), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
184. SEX AND ZEN (1991), directed by Michael Mak
185. SPARROW (2007), directed by Johnnie To
186. GALLANTS (2010), directed by Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng
187 (TIE). CAGEMAN (1992), directed by Jacob Cheung
187 (TIE). THE CASE OF THE COLD FISH (1995), directed by Jamie Luk Kin-Ming
187 (TIE). THE MAGIC BLADE (1976), directed by Chor Yuen
190. KING BOXER (1972), directed by Jeng Cheong-Woh
191. MY LIFE AS MCDULL (2001), directed by Toe Yuen
192. OUT OF THE DARK (1995), directed by Jeff Lau
193. STORY OF RICKY (1992), directed by Lam Nai-Choi
194. HONG KONG 1941 (1984), directed by Leung Po-Chi
195. AFTER THIS, OUR EXILE (2006), directed by Patrick Tam
196. OVERHEARD (2009), directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong
197. THE DIARY OF A BIG MAN (1988), directed by Chor Yuen
198 (TIE). LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY (1979), directed by John Woo
198 (TIE). LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA (1982), directed by Lau Kar-Leung
200. IN THE LINE OF DUTY 4 (1989), directed by Yuen Woo-Ping

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