The Help (姊妹)(2011)

( 註:不知不覺已經是五年前的文章,但是在當下的時空,當時從電影中得到的反省似乎還是很貼切。)昨天看了《姐妹》這部電影,覺得很感動。如果很在意小說改編成電影的好與壞,這個版本也許不見得是非常好的。但是對於還沒看過小說的人來說,這部電影所說的,已經足以讓人認真的思考種族歧視以及其他形式的歧視。



最後送上《姐妹》的電影主題曲The Living Proof,由Mary J. Blige演唱。


I watched the movie The Help yesterday and was really touched by it.  For people who are more serious about adapting a novel into a movie, this version may not be a very good adaptation.  But for those who haven’t read the book yet, the story told through the screen is powerful enough to invite more serious attention to racism or discrimination in any form.

Set in Mississippi back in early 1960s, the story brings us back to the time when the entire country still acted out racism openly through law and racial segregation was generally accepted.  From hindsight, this is really a big irony for a country founded by a group of people with faith and founded in the spirit of Christianity.  If you read Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, you will find some of God’s servants at the time could not avoid such blindness either.

Now it is almost fifty years after the civil rights movement and the weakness of our previous generations only tells us once again that all men are not perfect, and we are on the way to leave behind such a huge blindness.  Only God knows how much discrimination is still there within us.  It may be expressed in various forms of acts, languages, discourses but we still are okay with it.  I appreciate God’s patience to us and hope He can point it out to us again, and I expect we have the courage like Aibileen to “do the right thing."

Please join me to enjoy the theme song from The Help movie, “The Living Proof," performed by Mary J. Blige.




Living at the corner of the (Third) world, the blogger herself is still in the middle of experiencing the wonder (or shock) of life. 太平洋的小島上的一位無名人氏。至今仍然在體驗生命中的各樣驚奇(或驚嚇)。

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