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Battlestar Galactica S01E01 太空堡垒卡拉狄加

Being Human S01E01 我欲为人

Breaking Bad S01E01 绝命毒师

Californication S01E01 加州迷情史

Chuck S01E01 超市特工

Desperate Housewives S01E01 绝望主妇

Game of Thrones S01E01 冰与火之歌:权力的游戏

Gossip Girl S01E01 绯闻女孩

Grey’s Anatomy S01E01 实习医生格雷

Heroes S01E01 超能英雄

Homeland S01E01 国土安全

House of Cards S01E01 纸牌屋

How I Met Your Mother S01E01 老爸老妈浪漫史

Lost S01E01 迷失

Mad Men S01E01 广告狂人

Merlin S01E01 梅林

Nikita S01E01 尼基塔

Prison Break S01E01 越狱

Sex and the City S01E01 欲望都市

Shameless S01E01 无耻家庭

Sherlock S01E02 神探夏洛特

Studio 60 S01E01 日落大道

The Big Bang Theory S01E01 生活大爆炸

The O.C. S01E01 橘子郡男孩

The Tomorrow People S01E01 未来青年

The Vampire Diaries S01E01 吸血鬼日记

The Walking Dead S01E01 行尸走肉

Two Broke Girls S01E01 破产女孩

Ugly Betty S01E01 丑女贝蒂

V S01E01 V星入侵

笔记:《纸牌屋》第一季首集

故事情节:

听到车祸,男一党鞭弗朗西斯出门,杀了一只被撞死的狗,并通过第二人称对摄像机讲话,介绍了其他的人物。

弗朗西斯的团队竞选获得胜利,但是原本属于自己的国务卿职务却意外地落入了他人之手。他愤怒而冷静地回到家中,弗朗西斯的老婆克莱尔登场。

克莱尔告诉自己慈善机构的员工要进行裁员。

女记者佐伊和领导讨论写博客的事情,但是被否决,闷闷不乐。

佐伊到弗朗西斯家谈话,两人达成协议。

国会议员登场,和同事乱搞,又因为酒后驾车进了监狱,但被弗朗西斯救出。

教育部长带着提案到弗朗西斯的办公室,弗朗西斯把文件扔进了垃圾桶。

弗朗西斯收服了国会议员,让他成为自己效忠。

弗朗西斯与佐伊在博物馆门口见面,并将文件交给了她,佐伊把文件扫描,并写成了新闻稿。

亮点细节:

弗朗西斯对着镜头的第二人称。

佐伊到国家表演中心时,在门口碰到了玩手机的弗朗西斯,两人被拍下照片,佐伊有一个神秘的帮手没有出现。

弗朗西斯在教堂里听牧师说话,牧师说,接受成功并没有什么了不起的,反而是忍受失败时的坚持是最难能可贵的。

弗朗西斯得知自己被出卖的消息,回到家后,她的老婆对他仍然很信任!

佐伊和男伴坐出租车回家,男伴暗示她要去她家,她说,如果我要干你,会让你知道的!

佐伊的女上司对她很不屑,但是佐伊做了个大稿子,让她给自己打下手。

观影感受:

整部作品的基调很黑,很符合政治剧的感觉,但整部剧并不枯燥,反而很有趣。

剧本下载:

House of Cards S01E01

笔记:《广告狂人》第一季首集

故事情节:

广告公司创意总监唐在咖啡店里和一个黑人服务员聊天,问他爱抽什么牌子的香烟。唐来到艺术家情人的家里,和她做爱到天亮。

广告公司新来了一个女秘书派奇,她打扮得很保守,被坎贝尔取笑。坎贝尔是唐的小弟,但是觊觎唐的位置。

犹太裔百货店女老板来到斯特灵库柏广告公司寻求意见,被唐得罪。

烟草公司的老板来到广告公司,坎贝尔偷用了唐扔掉的创意想要立功,却弄巧成拙。唐灵机一动,得到启发,想出了广告词。

坎贝尔想跟唐握手言和,唐不领情,坎贝尔又邀请唐去单身派对,唐婉拒。

派奇来到了同事推荐的医生那里,开避孕药的药方。派奇在办公室想要勾引唐,但是被唐拒绝。

唐约犹太女老板见面,向她赔礼道歉,女老板被唐的魅力迷住,答应给他第二次机会。

坎贝尔在单身派对上调戏女孩,被拒绝,醉酒之后,他找到了派奇的家,派奇带他进了家门。

唐回到了家里,原来他有一个妻子和两个孩子。

亮点细节:

片头的广告画面和漂亮,首集开始不到10分钟就有美女和性爱镜头。

黑人服务员跟唐聊天时,有个白人服务员过来责备他话多,巧妙地介绍了本片的背景,显示出了当时微妙的种族关系。

唐是个大男子主义者,但是他为了公司的利益去跟犹太女人道歉,说明他能屈能伸。

犹太女人是独立新女性的代表,但是她也渴望爱情。

坎贝尔摆着笑脸找唐握手言和,却吃了闭门羹,唐走后,立刻骂了句脏话,显示出了这种工作环境下友情的虚伪。

派奇打扮很保守,但是内心狂野,是个性瘾者。

结尾的脱衣舞俱乐部,又有露点镜头。提醒男性观众,继续收看下集。

观影感受:

主角是智慧型的中年男人,讲的是60年代纽约麦迪逊大街广告业的事情,有年代感,能看出编剧对该行业知识和该时期历史的了解,电视剧靠情节取胜,但是不缺少养眼的美女助阵。

剧本下载:

Mad Men S01E01

笔记:《国土安全》第一季首集

故事情节:

9个故事情节

女一在伊拉克执行任务,她冲到一个监狱里跟线人对话,线人告诉了她一个秘密,一个美国大兵被招降了,叛变成了间谍。

十六个月后,女一已经回到了美国华盛顿,她得知最近的一次行动中,一个被关押了八年的美国大兵男一被突击队解救了。

华盛顿军方高调迎接美国英雄回国,但是女一却怀疑他是那个叛变的间谍,在他家里安装了窃听装置。

男一在回家前给自己的妻子女二打了个电话,女二正在和男一以前的战友偷情。

男一回到华盛顿后,在开会时与女一对峙,女一的态度让领导们很恼火,女一的导师告诉她玩过火了。

女一通过监听,偷看到了男一与女二的性爱过程,两人并不和谐,男一有战后创伤,女二在床上哭了。

女一发现有人打了两次电话到男一家,她怀疑男一在和外界联络,但跟踪后发现这是男一遇难的搭档的老婆。

女一用抗精神病药物的事情被窃听的搭档发现,郁闷的她独自外出去酒吧跟帅哥约炮。

女一看到大提琴演和萨克斯风奏受到启发,意识到男一利用电视转播用手指加密的代码跟外界联络。

亮点细节:

女一的首次出场是带着头巾,出现在中东的金发女人。身份立刻明了,

女二做爱正到高潮,突然接到电话,观众意识到,原来这个才是男一的老婆,救猫时刻,介绍女二。

女二回到家,发现女儿和小男友在学坏,抽大麻。女二赶走了小男友,并教育了女儿,有其母必有其女,挺讽刺的。

女二和男一做爱,她准备好了一切,但是突然脱掉男一的衣服,看到他身上的伤疤时,被吓到了。

男一是个快枪手,瞬间就打完炮,女二躺在床上哭。

每一次男一撒谎时,都会有闪回当年在伊拉克监狱里的情景,让人能够理解男一,了解他的痛苦和情非得已。

男一发现家里的墙刷了,儿子说是女二的情况的弟弟刷的。

男一开始怀疑妻子的忠诚,他在烧烤时,看到女二在厨房里看情况的眼神。

女一在夜店里,看到音乐演奏受到启发,意识到男一在发送代码,平行蒙太奇。

女一吃抗精神病的药,这与她的间谍职业似乎有种关联,暗示这种情报工作让人精神分裂。

女一和导师说话,她很绝望,以至于把手放在了导师的肚子上,导师问她想要干什么?

女一窃听男一女二做爱,她把耳机摘下,但又带上了,这是一个道德问题,但她做了一个选择。

观影感受:

整个的剧的节奏挺快的,很抓人,感觉第一集看完,就不知道下一集该发生什么事情了。不过整部剧让人精神紧张,给人一种无形的压力。

剧本下载:

Homeland S01E01

笔记:《绝命毒师》第一季首集

故事情节:

倒叙:怀特先生穿着内裤,开着一辆房车,后面是警笛的声音。他穿上衣服,拿出枪,准备和警察决一死战。

闪回:三个月前

怀特先生先生是一家高中的化学教师,尽管他热爱自己的职业,但是低廉的薪水,让他生活的没有尊严,他靠洗车赚小费。

怀特先生的妻子怀孕了,儿子是残疾人,他被医生诊断出得了肺癌。

怀特先生的小舅子是警察,他带怀特先生去抓毒贩,但是怀特先生却机缘巧合地发现毒贩是自己学生。

怀特先生找到自己的毒贩学生小粉,加入了他,并制造出了上等的冰毒。

小粉去卖毒,却发现被自己的出卖同伴已被保释出来,并带枪来寻找小粉。

小粉同伴认出怀特先生,要毙了他。但怀特急中生智,把两个小混混解决,并开着房车一路狂奔。

最终怀特先生意识到听到的警笛其实是消防车的声音。

亮点细节:

怀特先生用自制喷雾器,展示化学的魅力,他理解的化学是关于变化的学科!

教书时,两个学生在教师后面打情骂俏,怀特先生让男孩坐回自己的位置。后来在洗车厂时,怀特先生却在洗这个男孩的车,很好的伏笔。之后怀特先生开车回家时把车里的残疾人证扔进了副驾驶前的小抽屉内,但是抽屉却关不上。这里的隐喻是怀特先生想要掩藏他的身份/秘密,但是却怎么也藏不住。

怀特先生一家去给儿子买牛仔裤,但是儿子让妈妈帮忙穿裤子被旁边的胖大个男孩嘲笑。怀特先生一声不吭,从后门走了出去,然后绕道到胖大个男孩身后,一脚把他踢到地上。这是介绍怀特先生这个人物的救猫时刻(”Save the Cat“ Moment),反映了他身上让人欣赏和喜爱的特质。

怀特先生从墨西哥老板手下辞职时,大喊大叫,摔东西。

小粉的搭档被抓,但是小粉却从隔壁二楼的窗户里跳了出来,一个裸体的金发女孩把他的衣服裤子仍了出来。

小粉问怀特先生,为什么活了这么多年突然要学坏(Break Bad)?怀特先生说,我醒悟了。

怀特先生被枪指着脑袋,但是临危不乱,而是用红菱粉毒死了两个小混混。

怀特先生工作时,只穿内裤系围裙,有点 homoerotic 的感觉,同时,他一本正紧的样子和带有教书匠的训诫口气,使得他个性鲜明。

观影感守:

开头的悬念设置很到好,让观众很好奇,但同时也有种看到了大结局的错觉,但其实故事才刚过开始。

怀特先生的转变有很好的铺垫,快速的剧情节奏让人觉得他的生活亦是十分奔波,但又碌碌无为,给了他转变的理由。

主角的介绍都很引人入胜,两个主角,怀特先生和小粉第一次出场时都是只穿着内裤的。

很生活化的剧,但是又不缺少喜剧冲突。

剧本下载:

Breaking Bad S01E01

创造角色 | Creating the Character

Sparknote from Save the Cat.

What is it about?

It’s about a guy who…

1. I can identify with

2. I can learn from

3. I have compelling reason to follow

4. I believe deserves to win and

5. Has stakes that are primal and ring true for me

Perfect logline must include: 

1. an adjective to describe the protagnist/hero

2. an adjective to describe the antagonist/bad guy, and …

3. a compelling goal we identify with as human beings (primal need)

The lead has to be someone we can focus our attention on, identify with and want to root for – and someone who can carry the movie’s theme.

Create heroes who:

1. offer the most conflict in that situation

2. have the longest way to go emotionally and …

3. are the most demographically pleasing!

Think out side of the screenwriter’s own particular blind spot!

The character’s motivation to succeed must be a primal urge; survival, hunger, sex, protection of loved ones, fear of death.

Casting for the role of your hero

Don’t cast the movie before you’ve sold the script!

Don’t write parts for certain actors!

Don’t get married to the idea of one particular actor doing the part – you’ll always be disappointed.

故事的主人公:

1. 必须是我/观众能有认同感的人

2. 我能从他/她身上学到一些东西

3. 我有充足的理由来追随这个人

4. 我坚信他/她最终应该获得成功

5. 他/她身上有些能让我产生共鸣的本能的冲动:比如生存,饥饿,性,对爱人的保护,对死亡的恐惧等等。

同时,还应该注意的三个要素:

1. 主人公在这个故事里要能够提供最多的戏剧冲突

2. 他/她在情感历程上要走得最远

3. 能让最多的观众喜欢

Breakdown: Dark Days

A Scene Breakdown of Dark Days黑暗的日子

00:00:00 Title Card – production company, filmmaker’s names and etc.

00:00:44 Wide shot (Establishing shot) revealing the locale of Penn Station and the characters (several people) walking down the subway station.

00:00:49 Subtitle: New York City

00:00:54 Wide shot establishing the inner locale of Penn Station, a subway train slowly starts to run. Camera pans right to the body of the train.

00:01:19 POV of the train driver (or the train if it has an eye) looking at the way/tracks ahead.

00:01:26 Cut to the road above the subway system, a guy walking on the street. Camera pans right to the stairs, the guy walks down.

00:01:44 Back to the POV of the train. The gloomy underworld shows a great contrast of the upper-world.

00:01:55 (The most formalistic shot of the movie) Panning from the same guy walking down the stairs to the gate of the tunnel beneath the subway. The pan ends with the gate right in the middle of the frame. Sound of the subway train increases, followed by the train going through the rectangle frame within the frame. Beautiful composition! The carriages of the train form a very fast slide.

00:02:39 The guy walks into the tunnel. Trash is all over the place. He puts down his torchlight and a hole is revealed by the camera tilting down – the entrance of the lower level of the tunnel – the real resident hall for homeless people like him.

00:02:53 Wide shot of the lower level tunnel.(Amazing continuity! Must be staged. Academic Editing) The guy squeezes himself in, wearing the same dress, a star on his head. Music segues in, very rhythmic and intangible music that adds mystery of this world that is never known to the outsiders. Dip to black.

00:03:02 Fade in with a dolly shot following the main character walking down the tunnel. VO of himself (probably in an interview) narrating in ebonics his first experience coming down the tunnel, scared and uneasy. “When I first walking in the tunnel, it looks dangerous, man! Very dangerous. Even in the day time, it was dark. I was scared!” A scratch sound of the disc by DJ Shadow pops out, meanwhile, the guy walks into the shadow.

00:03:34 Dissolve into a very smooth dolly shot of the subway tracks. The guy keeps talking about why he came here. “On the ground, there’s kids fucking with you, there’s policemen fucking with you…Nobody’s coming down to mess with you…” The camera continues to move, a guy with a big garbage bag walks into the frame.

00:03:48 Dissolve into another moving shot (long take) displaying the residency/environment of the tunnel. Fantastic realistic shot that simply shows the fact because the fact is very strong and impressive visually. Music starts to soar, drum beats can be heard!

00:04:38 Back to the guy walking in a reversed direction

00:04:54 Edit to a guy sleeps on the ground.

00:04:59 Jump to a spotlight of the train coming closer to the camera. The incoming train unveils the beauty of the perspective view of the gradually lightened tunnel. The music crossfades with the sync sound of the horn.

00:05:11 The Title of the movie “Dark Days” shows up in the darkness as the train exits the frame from the right.

00:05:19 A wide shot of a house.

00:05:33 A medium shot of Tommy and his girlfriend. Subtitle of the character’s name: Tommy.

00:06:06 The door of the house. Shabby and simple.

00:06:12 Cut to a black guy sleeping on the bed. Subtitle of his name: Tito.

00:06:23 Cut to a white guy sleeping on the bed. Subtitle of his name: Ralph. Asymmetrical composition based on the former shots. Pan to Tito who was complaining the coldness.

00:06:40 Cut to Ralph. Dialogue. Sounds of a train heard in the end.

00:06:48 Jump to a train passing by.

00:07:00 A guy sitting on the stairs, smoking.

00:07:06 A naked guy shaving with a broken mirror in his hand, telling the filmmaker how he built his home out of “shit.” Subtitle: Greg.

00:08:01 A dog living there. The residence’s accompany.

00:08:08 Tito and Ralph talking about the dog. This part is a little bit boring. Several long takes.

00:09:52 A very short take of a rat. Then the train passing by again, but from a different direction.

00:10:03 Introducing Henry with subtitle. Trains can be heard in the background. Henry is painting on the wall.

00:11:28 Greg shaves in his dumpy home and complaining about his MF life.

00:12:08 Mythical music cuts in with Henry smoking outside of his house. The music involves a very strong emotion that is analogous to the character’s feelings. Another train comes over. Henry throws away a bear bottle. Sound of the bottle hitting a hard surface and breaks can be heard very clearly. Henry walks back with a bitter face.

00:12:34 The yard of someone’s house, clothes hung on a rope. The guy starts to talk about making money. He shows the CDs that he is going to sell.

00:13:37 Subtitle: Ronnie. He shows his van and the trash bags. He uses “you know what I’m saying” a lot. Funny accents and language.

00:14:40 Same guy shows his television.

00:15:25 The white guy Ralph is painting on his wall and talks.

00:16:56 Subtitle introducing Clarence and Dee, both smoking.

00:17:20 Subtitle: Julio. He is demonstrating his self-made sound alarm system.

00:19:00 The black guy invites the filmmaker to hang out. “I’m going to get paid, there is no doubt about it.” Audiences become aware of the existence of the filmmaker himself.

00:19:36 The young white guy pushes a cart along the subway tracks. In the soundtrack, he blames the people for the poor environment. “I have to wash their ass.” Dolly/track shot of the trash dumps.

00:20:16 Cut back to the two guys talking about dogs and smoking again…

00:21:26 Parallel editing of different people doing different things in this sequence.

00:22:10 A guy picking up garbage in the upper-world.

The other guy cleaning the trash cans.

The filmmaker asks questions of the garbage picking guy. Then switches to the can collecting guy, who makes money by selling the can.

00:25:00 A transition, accompanied by the background music. Dogs bark, beats emerge in the music. The can collecting guy talks about his family irreverently.

00:26:43 A guy is making foods. The other plays with the dog.

00:29:13 The garbage collecting guy introduces his dog’s family. The mother dog, the boy and the girls.

00:30:03 Introducing Lee. Pictures of dogs.

00:33:02 Feeding dogs. Music in, very melancholic.

Shot of a guy sitting on the stairs by himself. Loneliness.

00:34:09 Variation of the music. A shot of the upper-world. Police sirens can be heard. Empty streets. Weird music signifies something is happening.

00:34:32 Suddenly comes the Image and sync sound of a burning house. Dee talks about his problem with a fellow who threatened to burn his house down.

00:35:40 Other people’s comments about the burning.

00:36:51 Two people making foods. Another transition into another scenario.

00:38:26 A shot of two birds on the street. Kind of metaphoric of freedom. Followed by another shot of the train. Back to the underworld.

Two guys are talking/arguing about the rats in the house. Cut with rats scurrying.

00:44:26 A guy tells the trick to keep the rats away in a self-mockery way. Audiences feel a little sympathetic for them.

00:45:39 Another guy boasting about his own food that is clean, and tastes really good.

00:46:36 Brian comes to visit his friend. Two guys hug.

00:47:38 Medium shot of Brian taking a shower in the tunnel, swearing “holy shit, fuck” because of the cold water. The poor living environment illustrated/vocalized through an outsider’s experience.

00:49:08 Another train coming, transition again. The shots of the trains serves for the structure of the documentary as hints of new sub-topics or divisions of different parts.

00:50:00 Two people’s argument about smoking.

00:51:13 Music sneaks in with the shot of a guy moving a big couch/sofa.

00:52:47 The white guy talks about the death of his daughter when he was in jail. Very strong emotionally. The documentary starts to trace the cause of these homeless people living underground.

“She was raped, her legs cut off, her arms cut off, and she was burnt. That made me so fucked up. Cuz part of it was my fault. I should have been there, but I was in jail… I should have taken care of her.”

00:54:23 Shot of a guy climbing out of the tunnel from the “entrance.” Music sneaks into audiences’ ears again unconsciously.

00:55:53 Starting of a sequence about the homeless searching for garbage on the street.

00:56:10 Close up of the guy’s hand holding some leftover fish. Gross image in contrast with the cheerful soundtrack. The guy says, “good stuff.”

00:56:50 Two guys picking up garbage while eating the foods they find. “Pretty good, man. They are fucking good. All good!”

00:57:33 Two rats sharing a bottle of milk on the floor. Intellectual montage here. Symbolic!

00:57:41 Impressive CU shot! Just because of the fact. The object – a toilet lid on top of a basket and the text written on the lid “shit spot” with an arrow pointing at the spot. This is probably the climax of the documentary. Funny, pathetic and ironic.

00:57:48 A guy dumps the stinking basket. Another guy trying to get rid of the smell by flipping his hand back and forth in front of his nose. “Dump it, man; dump it!”

00:58:14 Dee talks about her kids in tears. “They get the education they need”

01:01:01 Subtitle summary: In response to external pressures, armed Amtrak police are ordered into the tunnel to tell the residents that they have 30 days to pack up and evacuate or face a forcable eviction. Filming was prohibited.

Fast rythemtic music.

01:01:16 “Drop the gun mole” a sign on the wall. The music, along with the interview, set up the conflict between the police and the homeless.

Close up of a newspaper/document with the key words “evict them.”

“I don’t wanna go to a shelter.”

“I got three words, and it is not ‘I love you,’ it is ‘Leave us alone!’ ”

01:04:36 Interview of Rich Rubell, Amtrak community relations officer. He talks about the disease and the danger of living underground, near the high speed trains.

01:05:20 An old man cleaning the floor. People discussing about the eviction.
01:08:01 Interview with coalition for the homeless officer, Mike Harris who says he will help the homeless people.

01:09:58 People living in the tunnel start to tear down their houses and prepare to move out. “I cannot believe this… Im so excited”

01:11:22 A guy using a big hammer hitting/smacking the wooden wall, parrellel-edited with another guy talking about his excitement and plan for the futrue.

01:13;01 Upbeat hip hop music enters and strengthens the cheerfulness of people breaking down their houses. Another climax of the documentary. A sign that the “dark days” are over.

01:14:20 A wide shot of a big building, the new housing for the homeless. A guy opens the window and the sunlight comes in. A metaphor of the bright future.

01:14:56 Tommy eating oatmeal in his new living room.

The young guy talks about his plan for the arrangement of his new apartment.

Violin like music rises. Tommy refers to the “dark days” as nightmares.

01:18:15 The closure.

Electronic music with scrolling credits.

The black/white cinematography is very effective, and it fits the title and the metaphor of the film. However, Im still expecting to watch this documentary in color, because it shows more details, and more facts, which is the most powerful and significant elements of this documentary. There isn’t much narrative or dramatic plot in this documentary, and it mainly functions/works as a documentation, or an archive, just to objectively represent the true living environment of the homeless.