致命的吸引力-青少年為何喜歡吸血鬼電影 學習補給站|Hi家教線上外語專家

致命的吸引力-青少年為何喜歡吸血鬼電影

永生的吸血鬼是女孩們的選擇,而殭屍則更符合男孩們的胃口。如果說到暮光之城,相信許多女孩的選擇是吸血鬼男主角-羅伯特.帕丁森,而非狼人。如果妳是女孩,妳才會知道要在吸血鬼日記中選擇Damon或是Stefan是件多困難的事!今天要分享一篇是關於吸血鬼電影的討論,小編覺得很值得深思呢,適合愛好吸血鬼片的人一讀哦!


Our current preoccupation with zombies and vampires is easy to explain. They're two sides of the same coin, addressing our fascination with sex, death and food. They're both undead, they both feed on us, they both pass on some kind of plague and they can both be killed with specialist techniques – a stake through the heart or a disembraining. But they seem to have become polarised. Vampires are the undead of choice for girls, and zombies for boys. Vampires are cool, aloof, beautiful, brooding creatures of the night. Typical moody teenage boys, basically. Zombies are dumb, brutal, ugly and mindlessly violent. Which makes them also like typical teenage boys, I suppose.


要解釋我們現在對殭屍與吸血鬼的痴迷, 似乎並不困難。它們如同一枚硬幣的正反面,均以其性感、死亡與特殊的主食迎合著我們的好奇心。它們長生不老,以人類為食,傳播某種瘟疫,並且需要特殊手段才能被殺死----釘入心臟的木樁或者挖出腦子。但它們似乎被極端化了。永生的吸血鬼是女孩們的選擇,而殭屍則更符合男孩們的胃口。吸血鬼冷酷、孤傲、俊俏、晝伏夜出,正如喜怒無常的十幾歲男孩。殭屍則沉默寡言,凶殘,醜陋,頭腦簡單,脾氣狂躁,也同樣是十幾歲男孩的典型特徵。


Zombie stories are life lessons for boys who don't mind thinking about bodies, but can't cope with emotions. Vampire stories are in many ways sex for the squeamish. We don't need Raj Persaud to tell us that plunging canines into soft warm necks, or driving stakes between heaving bosoms, are very basic sexual metaphors.
 

如果說殭屍電影為那些對死屍毫不畏懼卻為感情問題困擾的男孩上了一堂人生課,吸血鬼故事則在某些意義上為那些神經脆弱的人提供了性的暗示。拉吉·佩爾紹德(Raj Persaud)無需向我們解釋將尖牙咬入溫暖的頸窩或者在洶湧的胸部之間插入筆直的木樁是最基本的性隱喻。
 

There are now even whole sections of bookshops given over to the new genre of "supernatural romance". Maybe it was ever thus. Dr Polidori, who wrote the very first vampire novel, The Vampyr, based his central character very much on his chief patient, Lord Byron, and the Byronic "mad, bad and dangerous to know" archetype has been at the centre of both romantic and blood-sucking fiction ever since. Dracula, Heathcliffe, Rochester, Darcy and not to mention chief vampire Bill in Channel 4's new series True Blood are all cut from the same cloth. Meyer even claims that she based her first Twilight book on Pride and Prejudice, although Robert Pattinson, who plays the lead in the movie version, looks like James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause. Either way, vampire = sexy rebel.


現在有些書店甚至分出了一個新的流派 ——「超自然浪漫文學」。也許這種傳統由來已久,首部吸血鬼題材文學作品《吸血鬼》的作者波里道利,就將他的主要病人——拜倫——作為主角的原型。也是從那時起,拜倫式的「瘋狂、邪惡和危險」便成了這類充滿浪漫和血腥的文學的主題。吸血鬼伯爵、希思克利夫、羅切斯特、達西以及《真愛如血》中的吸血鬼比爾了,他們實際都同根同源。梅爾甚至聲稱《暮光之城》第一部的靈感來源於《傲慢與偏見》,但電影版的主演羅伯特·帕丁森中長相卻酷似《無因的反抗》中的詹姆斯·狄恩。總之,吸血鬼就等於性感的反抗者。


No zombie is ever going to be a pinup on some young girl's wall. Just as Pattinson and all the Darcy-alikes will never find space on any teenage boy's bedroom walls – every inch will be plastered with revolting posters of zombies. There are no levels of Freudian undertone to zombies. Like boys, they're not subtle. There's nothing sexual about them, and nothing sexy either.


沒有女孩會把殭屍的圖片張貼在牆上,同樣也沒有男孩會把羅伯特·帕丁森,和其他「達西」們的海報張貼在臥室的牆上——那裡的每一寸都應該貼滿了叛逆的殭屍海報。殭屍形象中並沒有隱含深層次的弗洛伊德理論,與男孩們相似,他們毫無精細可言,沒有性暗示,也一點都不性感。
 

※圖片來源為網路,如有侵權請來信告知,將立即下架