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The devil wears Prada 《时尚女魔头》(精讲之一)(组图)

  影片对白
Emily: Okay, so I was Mirandas second assistant... but herfirstassistant recently got promoted, and so now Im the first.

  Andy: Oh, and youre replacing yourself.

  Emily: Well, I am trying. Miranda sacked the last two girlsafteronly a few weeks. We need to find someone who can survivehere. Doyou understand?

  Andy: Yeah. Of course. Whos Miranda?

  Emily: Oh, my God. I will pretend you did not just ask methat.Shes the editor in chief of Runway, not to mention a legend.Youwork a year for her, and you can get a job at any magazineyouwant. A million girls would kill for this job.

  Andy: It sounds like a great opportunity. Id love tobeconsidered.

  Emily: Andrea, Runway is a fashion magazine... so an interestinfashion is crucial.

  Andy: What makes you think Im not interested in fashion?

  Emily: Oh, my God. No! No! No!

  Andy: Whats wrong?

  Emily: Shes on her way. Tell everyone!

  Nigel: Shes not supposed to be here until 9:00.

  Emily: Her driver just text messaged, and her facialist rupturedadisk. God, these people!

  Nigel: Whos that?

  Emily: That I cant even talk about.

  Nigel: All center, everyone! Gird your loins! Did somebody eatanonion bagel?

  Woman: Sorry, Miranda.

  Emily: Move it! Ooh!

  Miranda: I dont understand why its so difficult to confirmanappointment.

  Emily: I know. Im so sorry, Miranda. I actually did confirmlastnight.

  Miranda: Details of your incompetence do not interest me.TellSimone Im not going to approve that girl that she sent me fortheBrazilian layout. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sentmedirty, tired and paunchy. And R.S.V.P. yes to the MichaelKorsparty. I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30 and pick me upat9:45 sharp.

  Emily: 9:45 sharp.

  Miranda: And call Natalie at Glorious Foods, tell her no forthe40th time. No, I dont want dacquoise. I want tortes filledwithwarm rhubarb compote. Then call my ex-husband and remind himtheparent-teacher conference is at Dalton tonight. Then callmyhusband, ask him to please to meet me for dinner at that placeIwent to with Massimo. Also tell Richard I saw all the picturesthathe sent for that feature on the female troopers…and theyre allsodeeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely,slenderfemale trooper?

  Emily: Yeah.

  Miranda: Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also,Ineed to see all the things that Nigel has pulled forGwynethssecond cover try. I wonder if shes lost any of thatweight yet.Whos that?

  妙语佳句,活学活用

  1. Sack

  俚语,意思是“解雇,开除”,既可以做动词也可以做名词用,例如:

  If you are late again the boss will give you thesack.如果你再迟到,老板就会把你解雇。


  He got sacked yesterday. 他昨天被解雇了。

  2. Text message

  如果你的手机是英文语言提示,你对这个表达一定不陌生,没错,它就是“短信息”的意思,例如:I just got yourtextmessage. 我刚收到你的短信。那要表示“发短信”该怎么说呢?除了用send a textmessage外,textmessage也可以做动词用,表示“发短信”,例如片断中的例句:Her driver just textmessaged.他的司机刚发了短信。

  3. Gird ones loins

  这个片语也写作gird up ones loins,意思是“Prepare oneselfforaction准备好(行动)”,例如:Im girding up my loins for thatcrucialinterview.

  4. R.S.V.P.

  Reply to an invitation,既可以做动词也可以做名词,例如:

  Dont forget to RSVP before Thursday.

  He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP.

  此外,当送出请柬的时候,也常在上面写上R.S.V.P.,意思是“要求回复(会不会来)”。

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   影片对白 I will pretend you did not just ask me that.Shesthe editor in chief of Runway, not to mention a legend. Youwork ayear for her, and you can get a job at any magazine you want.Amillion girls would kill for this job.

  我观之我见随着司机的一条短信提示,整个办公室都开始进入备战状态:穿平底鞋的秘书抓起备用的高跟鞋往脚上套、高级助理飞快地把各种杂志往她桌上摆好、连带倒上矿泉水捧起日程安排表……

  考考你 一展身手

  文化面面观

  The Devil Wears Prada: 电影与畅销书的结合
  The Devil Wears Prada is a comedy-drama film, the screenadaptationof Lauren Weisbergers 2003 novel of the same name. Itstars AnneHathaway as Andrea Sachs, a recent university graduatewho gets ajob as a co-assistant to powerful fashion magazine editorMirandaPriestly, played by Meryl Streep. The film co-stars EmilyBlunt asPriestlys first-assistant, Adrian Grenier as Sachsboyfriend, andStanley Tucci as a male co-worker of Priestlys.Tracie Thoms playsLily, a close friend of Sachs and Simon Bakerhas the role of awriter who assists her with some difficult tasksassigned byPriestly.

  Hoping to work her way to the The New Yorker or VanityFair,Andrea Andy Sachs, fresh out of college, lands a plummagazinejob: personal assistant to Miranda, who dominates thefashion worldfrom her perch atop Runway magazine. She puts up withthe eccentricand humiliating requests of her boss because, she istold, if shelasts a year in the position she will get her pick ofother jobs,perhaps even the journalistic position she trulycraves.

  Gradually, though, Andrea adjusts to the position and itsmanyperks, including free designer clothing and otherchoiceaccessories. She also comes to prize chance encounters withhotyoung writer Christian (Baker), who earns her eternalgratitudewhen he helps her with one of her more impossibleassignments.However, her family and, especially, friends arefeeling neglected.Ultimately Andrea realizes she must make a choicebetween them andher job lest she become more like the woman shedespises workingfor.

  Differences between film and novel

  1. In the movie, Andrea is a graduate of Northwestern insteadofBrown, and is from Ohio instead of Connecticut. Hercareeraspirations have been changed from literature to journalism,andshe is a brunette rather than a blonde.

  2. Lilys role is the most significant change between thenoveland the film. In the former, she is a graduate student inRussianliterature at Columbia rather than working at an art galleryas shedoes in the film. Her role in the novel is much larger, andthenarrative goes into lengthy detail about her past withAndrea,depicting her as more free-spirited in contrast to her. Inboth thefilm and the novel she comes to enjoy the free designergiftsAndreas job provides. Lily encourages Andrea to pursueChristianin the novel, while in the film she is angry when she seesthe twoclose together. Shes also Andreas roommate instead of Nateand,over the course of the novel, starts to pick up men in barsanddevelops a drinking problem as a result of stress from herstudies.A car accident she suffers while Andrea is in Paristriggers theclimax of the novel.

  3. Nate is named Alex in the novel and is teaching fourthgradersin the South Bronx through Teach for America rather thanbeing achef as in the movie. He and Andrea do not live together asthey doin the film, and have broken up at the end, although theyremainfriends.

  4. Emily is seen much more often in the novel, and is morecynicalin her attitude toward Miranda, sometimes not doing thingsshe hastold Miranda she has done. Overall, she is a moresympatheticcharacter in the novel. In the film, it is Emily, notLily, who isinjured in a traffic accident.

  5. In both the novel and the film, Andrea is required todeliverthe Book and Mirandas dry cleaning to her home. In thenovel,Andrea walks in while Miranda, B-DAD, Cassidy and Carolinearehaving dinner and starts to talk without cue, obviouslyhumiliatingherself. In the film, this scene is simplified by havingher listento the daughters tricking her into heading upstairs whereshe walksin on Miranda and her husband arguing.

  6. Generally, Miranda is extensively much more cold, abusive,anddistant to Andy in the novel. The film offered the two a muchmorecolorful connection and sense of understanding.

  7. The Doug character does not exist in the novel.
8. Christians last name is Collinsworth in the novel. He andAndreado not sleep together as they do in the film. However, bythe end ofthe book, he and Andrea still maintain theirflirtatiousfriendship.

  9. Mirandas explanation of how Andreas cable knit sweaterwasultimately influenced by the couture in the magazines pages,andNigels lecture about how important Runway truly is and whatitrepresents to so many people, are not in the novel and werewrittenfor the film.

  10. Andreas effort to get the new Harry Potter books (notcopiesof the unpublished manut) is less successful in the novel.Whileshe is aware that the twins want sete copies, only one isactuallydelivered (to Paris, not the train) and Miranda againberatesAndrea over it. Also, in the novel she is asked to get thefourthbook in the series, not the seventh, as is shown in the film.(Acloseup of the manut the twins read says Harry Potter:BookSeven.)

  11. In the novel, the twins attend the Horace Mann School inTheBronx, New York, while in the movie, they attend The DaltonSchoolin New York, New York.

  12. There is less confusion in the novel on Andreas partoverwhere to put the Book and the dry cleaning at Mirandas home(inthe novel, a Fifth Avenue penthouse rather than a townhouse asitis in the film).

  13. Irv Ravitz, played by Tibor Feldman and seen in severalscenesthroughout the movie, is only referred to in the novel.

  14. In the novel Nigel is very tall, British, black and enoughofa celebrity that even Andrea recognizes him; whereas thefilmsNigel (Stanley Tucci) is white, of normal border=1 Heightand from RhodeIsland. Also, he is not so nice in the book and infact most of hisniceness is arranged by Emily in the book.

  15. He, and the other male Runway staffers in the novel, arealsoopenly, even flamboyantly, gay. But while his character in thefilmcould be gay, there are no references to it in the t, the othermenwere cut from the story and this aspect of the novel islargelyabsent from the film.

  16. Nigel is never offered a new job in the novel, andChristianis never offered a job at Runway.

  17. Both Andrea and Miranda are described in the book ascomingfrom Jewish families (Miranda had even changed her nametosomething less Jewish). In the film, no reference is made toeithercharacters religious or ethnic background.

  18. Emily is English. The novel made no reference tohernationality.

  19. Conversely, Miranda is English in the novel, but Streepplaysher as an American.

  20. In the novel, Emily cannot go to Paris due to a boutwithmononucleosis. In the film, Miranda decides Andrea is morecapablewhen Andrea remrs who an oncoming guest is at a museumbenefitafter the cold-stricken Emily fails. She puts Andrea up totellingEmily shes going with her instead, and the film impliesEmily isalso fired. However, before Andrea can tell Emily this, shegetshit by the car.

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   影片对白 I will pretend you did not just ask me that.Shesthe editor in chief of Runway, not to mention a legend. Youwork ayear for her, and you can get a job at any magazine you want.Amillion girls would kill for this job.

  文化面面观 The Devil Wears Prada: 电影与畅销书的结合

  21. In the book Andy has been told by Miranda that she hastobabysit her friends son at this party. The son ends upbeingChristian. None of this happens in the film
22. Andy has a sister who gives birth to a baby boy which Andyisunable to meet for the first few months of his life becauseofMirandas tight noose on Andy.

  23. Mirandas husband does not leave her in the novel. Thetwohave a stable and happy marriage.

  24. Mirandas job is not in danger at the end of the novel, asitis in the film.

  25. In the novel, Andrea ends her time with Miranda bytellingher, very publicly, Fuck you, Miranda. Fuck you. insteadofsimply throwing her cell phone into a nearby fountain.Thishappened, in the novel, after Miranda blamed her for notrealizingthat her daughters passports had expired a week earlierand thatshe needed to get them new passports and on a plane toParis bythat very night. She immediately returns to New York toattend tothe comatose Lily. Miranda actually does not make muchmore of anappearance in the novel after that moment. She doesnthelp withany connections. The major connection that Andrea was ableto makewas enhanced by a loathing for Miranda that she had incommon withthe woman at Seventeen.

  26. The novel ends with Andrea, finally having launched amoreserious writing career with a somewhat autobiographical shortstoryin Seventeen, returning to Elias-Clark to discusswritingassignments with another of the companys magazines. In thefilm,she gets the reporting position she always wanted with the NewYorkMirror (a fictionalized Village Voice) instead.

  27. The film gives the impression that Miranda has a veryhighregard for Andrea at the end, despite her cold, unfeelingexterior,and that even Andrea has come to like Miranda. In thenovel, howMiranda truly feels about Andrea is not known, althoughshe doesoffer to let Andrea write short pieces for the magazine andpullstrings at The New Yorker. Andrea does show some appreciationforMiranda and what she does at some points in the novel, but notasmuch as she does in the movie.

  28. At the end of the novel, it is implied that Emily is likelytopretend she does not know Andrea because of thecontroversysurrounding her confrontation with Miranda. In themovie, however,it is made clear by Emily to the new assistant thatshe greatlyrespects and likes Andrea, and believes she did ahonorable job assecond assistant.

  29. In the film, Andrea kindly offers Emily the clothingshereceived from Paris. In the book, Andrea sells the clothing toasecond-hand shop for $38,000 and finances her writers life forthenext year.

  30. In the Book we can read that Miranda and Andrea arebothstaying at the Hotel Ritz Paris. In the movie its thePlazaAthénée.

  31. In the novel version, the white Hermès scarves thatMirandalikes to wear are discontinued, however in the movie, whenEmilygets hit by a taxi, there is a shot of white scarves flyingallover the street. (answers.com)

  我观之我见

  随着司机的一条短信提示,整个办公室都开始进入备战状态:穿平底鞋的秘书抓起备用的高跟鞋往脚上套、高级助理飞快地把各种杂志往她桌上摆好、连带倒上矿泉水捧起日程安排表……当米兰达抵达公司时,女助理立刻跑到身边,开始记录米兰达的任务,她说话语调从来不会抑扬顿挫,两片薄薄的嘴唇在短时间内不停地轻微运动,连珠炮地把一大堆事务交代给助理去办,语句之间不需要停顿,一气呵成。完了之后一句冷冰冰的Thatsall就把人打发走,即便是没听清楚也不能问她。这就是这部电影给我们呈现的一个时尚界的女魔头形象。跟着这样的老板干活大约新陈代谢都要提高二十倍才能保证跟得上步伐、不会被fire掉,同时还得有强大的心理承受力,不然每天对着这样一张冰冷的脸人都会疯掉。夸张吗?不,职场中人很多都经历过这样的上司,这部电影引发了他们心中的共鸣,这也是这部小成本的电影能获得巨大成功的原因。

  考考你

  用今日所学将下面的句子译成英语。

  1. 公司威胁说谁罢工就解雇谁,那只不过是虚张声势罢了。

  2. 大家各就各位。主编来了!

  Prison Break 1《越狱》1(精讲十二)考考你 参考答案

  1. 这个团伙那天晚上出去搞破坏了。

  The gang was out to raise hell that night.

  2. 他说如果他们不还钱给他的话,他就要搞点动作。

  He said hed raise Cain if they wouldnt give him a refund.

  3. 如果她还是那么粗鲁的话,我就离开。

  If shes rude again Im just going to take a walk.

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