美国人眼中的英国王室故事

看厌了英国人怀着骄傲又忧虑的复杂心态拍摄的自家王室的各种纪录片,不如换个旁观者的角度,看看美国人如何解读他们眼中这部永不停播的的真人秀和肥皂剧。

ABC今年推出的英国王室纪录片,从感官风格到分析角度,都非常美国。影片开头式富于美国流行元素的配乐;随后如同剖析商业案例,拨开当代英国王室表面的层层糖衣挖掘它不断演进的“生存模式”,从象征模范、高不可攀的传统王室到如今走下神坛、世俗化的明星王室,在过去的近百年间,英国王室在逐步的重新自我定义中经历了怎样的幡然觉醒和蜕变中的剧痛,现今英国民众及王室对王室成员的个人意志和选择高度接纳的背后,有多少前人付出的代价,隐藏着怎样的社会因素;同时本片也从美国人本身出发,探究了为何英国王室故事能让这些“事不关己”的美国人着迷。与大多英国出品的王室纪录片相比,这部美国人眼中的英国王室纪录片更加一针见血,富有娱乐性,同时也夹杂着一点梅根嫁入英国王室的小骄傲。

摘抄几句片中非常切中要害的句子:

1."There's only one job that the royal family has, there's a lot of duty, there's a lot of protocol, there are a lot of expectations...but only ONE job — SURVIVE."

2."The royal family really is the longest-running reality show in certain ways. From day one, we had felt connected to these people's lives," "in fact, it's the human's story I think what fascinates people."

3."I think on the wedding day, as Meghan walks down the aisle, and the choir singing, you'll be able to hear the distant heart of Henry VIII spinning in his grave, caz he gave up a throne to marry a twice-divorced American..." "But now Meghan Markle — she's an American, she's bi-racial, she's been divorced, and she's allowed to marry a royal...how exatly did we get here?"