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Reflection of society 在《黑镜》中,你看到了什么?

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Reflection of society

在《黑镜》中,你看到了什么?

中文英文双语2016-10-26    来源:21英语网原创     阅读数:29727
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导读:神级英剧《黑镜》第三季近日终于回归!在新一季中,《黑镜》的几个小故事再次探讨了科技与人性之间的关系,引人深思。
For English comic and broadcaster Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror (2011-) has been a *canvason which to paint the vivid picture of his interpretation of modern technology and society.
对于英国喜剧演员、广播员查理•布鲁克来说,电视剧《黑镜》(2011-)像是一幅生动的油画,描绘出了他对现代科技和社会的理解。

Ever since the airing of the first episode of the thought-provoking, albeit *sporadic, television series almost five years ago, viewers continue to be intrigued by its *elaborately provocative and philosophical themes. While the first two series were aired on England’s Channel 4, the show’s rights were recently snatched up by US-based online streaming service Netflix, which premiered series three on Oct 21.
自从五年前这部发人深思,零星播出的电视剧推出第一集以来,观众们便被其辛辣和具有哲学性的主题所深深吸引。该剧的前两季于英国第四频道播出,而最近,美国视频流媒体服务提供商网飞公司获得了该剧的版权,第三季已于 10月21日首播。

A particular standout among the new episodes sees US actress Bryce Dallas Howard *portraya young woman yearning for approval in a world where everyone and everything is constantly rated. “[It] is about how people can rate each other instantly using their phones, and she has lost all sense of self in her bid to gain likes. We’re not so far away from it, are we?” Brooker told the BBC.
在新一季的剧集中,一大突出看点便是美国女演员布莱丝•达拉斯•霍华德所扮演的年轻女子。在剧中,她身处于一个一切都会被纳入评分体系的世界中,而自己也渴望着被他人认同。“人们可以通过手机,实时为彼此打分。而为了获得他人的点赞,她丧失了自我,惨败收场。我们离这也不远了,不是么?”布鲁克在接受英国广播公司采访时表示。

Beyond that, Shut Up and Dance tells the tale of 19-year-old Kenny (Alex Lawther), who retires to his bedroom for a little private time with his computer, only to discover that his solo endeavor has been secretly filmed. Kenny later finds himself blackmailed into performing a series of tasks in order to keep the video from being posted online.
除此之外,《黑函之舞》这集则讲述了19岁男孩肯尼(亚历克斯•劳瑟饰)的故事。男孩回到房间,在电脑前打发时间,却发现一举一动全被偷拍了下来。不久,肯尼便被要挟去完成一系列的任务,否则的话,他的隐私视频将会被公开到网上。

While Men Against Fire stars English actor Malachi Kirby, its theme focusing on the application of technology in warfare and how it can distance us from the reality of killing other human beings.
而《战火英雄》一集则由英国演员玛拉基•卡比主演,关注了战争中科技的应用以及科技如何能淡化杀人的现实。

But the idea that machines and technology are things to be feared, that they are *sapping away our humanity, is hardly new. We *sneer at those addicted to taking selfies, friends who constantly post photos of sandwiches they are about to consume on social media, or pedestrians who place more importance on what’s on the screen of their smartphone than on the car that’s about to hit them.
但令人畏惧的黑科技摧毁人性的创意却并不新鲜。我们也总嘲笑那些自拍狂魔、总是吃个三明治也要晒照的朋友、只顾手机屏幕却差点被车撞的低头一族。

Every man-versus-machine cliche imaginable seems to have been used, and then re-used, in popular culture even since the days of silent movies, and yet Black Mirror manages to avoid the trap of obviousness or repetition, which is perhaps its biggest strength.
在流行文化,甚至追溯到默片时代,每一个可以想到的“人机对抗”的创意都被反复地“炒冷饭”,而《黑镜》则尝试避免落入显而易见和颠来倒去的俗套之中,这或许也是它最大的优势。

More importantly, the stories’ main focus isn’t technology, but rather its human subjects – all fully realized people who experience love, regret, longing, fear and hope as any human being would.
更重要的是,这些故事的主要焦点并非科技,而是剧中的人—— 和普通人一样,他们完全拥有自主意识,也经历过爱情、悔恨、渴望、恐惧和希望。

And if the time ever comes that technology and humanity *collide to the extent shown in Black Mirror, we’ve already been skillfully made aware of what to expect, thanks to the show’s multi-faceted characters.
而如果《黑镜》中科技与人性碰撞的那一天,在某种程度上最终到来,我们也已经从剧中这些多面角色身上,知悉了将要发生的一切。

A *premise behind the series’ name is that we would see no image if we looked into a black mirror, yet this concept doesn’t hold true when watching Brooker’s creation. In the least, we see people we know. And in some cases, we may even see our own reflection looking back at us.
《黑镜》剧名背后的深意是指,当我们面对一面黑镜时,我们看不到任何东西。但这一概念在布鲁克的创作中却并非如此。至少,我们从中看到了我们认识的人。而在某些情况下,我们甚至还看到了我们自己。

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