Newsletter No. 435

2 No. 435, 4.4.2014 香 港每年的电影盛事—香港国际电影节,在三、四 月举行,是令影痴晨昏颠倒的季节。同样盛事这个 三、四月也在中大校园上演。 「博群电影节」的策划人说他们在中大放电影,是希望在 理想场地放映有质素的影像,这样电影才有感染力。观映 后的座谈会,对「成长」、「教育」、「志向」等议题无所不 谈,他们有信心在欣赏及讨论的过程中,可以回应时代, 为观者带来智慧与勇气。 电影节选了《KANO》作为开幕电影,它要说的正是信 念:到底我们活着为了什么?我们有什么坚持?《乘着光 影旅行》说的是台湾著名电影摄影师 李屏宾 的故事,导演 之一的 关本良 本身也是摄影师,他为李屏宾作传,因为他 受后者的成就鼓舞,同时亦体会他的困苦。影片其实是同 道人的业艺观摩和惺惺相惜。 电影节有几部与校园和成长有关的,可归类为校园电 影。其中《暴雨骄阳》最为人熟悉,说的是一所私校的中 学生受到一位教师非传统教法的冲击,在成长交叉路上 看到主流以外的一些选择,但却又未敢把命运牢牢握在 手里。片中的拉丁警语 carpe diem (珍惜当下)与 Walt Whitman 的诗,相信曾经抚润过不少彷徨的心。《校缘心 曲》的主角在一所博雅书院念文学,毕业后在社会营营役 役,一次偶然机会重返校园,邂逅比他年纪小一截的女大 学生,浪漫与文学的大门好像再一次为他打开,但他却在 理想与世故之间犹豫不定。 在校园电影中,校园通常被描绘成理想国,一块友情、浪 漫、美善的沃土。《玻璃之城》部分在香港大学取景,主 人翁在成人的世界身心俱疲,内心不免替大学时代的流金 岁月漆上浪漫的油彩。《少女失乐园》则是写小镇少女遇 上感情骗子,天使堕落凡间,在考上牛津大学之前,先上了 一节情感的课。 说起校园电影,八十年代的英国片 Educating Rita 虽 不在这次放映之列,但也值得一提。初挑大梁的 Julie Walters ,演一位发型师为了充实自己报读公开大学,她 的导师是 Michael Caine 饰演的文学教授,家庭生活不如 意,事业停滞不前,兼有酗酒习惯。影片描述发型师一方 面承受着自身阶级的桎梏与压力,一方面努力内化学苑文 化。到影片结尾,发型师学有所成,而文学教授亦在这位 学生身上得到重拾生活信心的启发。 花有了,书有了,电影也有了,大学生活好像不缺什么了。 博群四月,定格流金 Show and Tell, Come March and April T he Hong Kong International Film Festival, into its 38th instalment this year, has been a much anticipated fixture on the calendar of local film buffs. Now film buffs of CUHK need not go far for some real treats. The organizers of the I • CARE Film Festival say that they hope to show quality films on an ideal location so that the films would have maximum impact. Many of the screenings are followed by discussion forums on themes such as growing up, education and aspiration. They are confident that the festival would be a postcard from the time and bring wisdom and courage to its audience. KANO , as the premiere film, is about belief: What do we live for? What do we stand by? Let the Wind Carry Me tells the story of the Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee . Its director Kwan Pung-leung is himself a cinematographer who was inspired by Mark Lee and knew about the hardships of film-making. The film is a tribute of one artist to another. Several films on the schedule are about schools and growing up and can be generally categorized as campus films. In Dead Poets Society , a group of students in an elite school are jolted out of their comfort zone by the unorthodox approach of a teacher and open their eyes to more possibilities ahead of them. But not many dare to take matters into their own hands. The Latin aphorism carpe diem (seize the day) and quotes from Walt Whitman ’s poetry had inspired many of the film’s followers. The protagonist in Liberal Arts read literature at a small liberal arts college. After graduation and several years of working life, he found himself back in the college and met a female student there. Romance and literature beckon once again, but being a few years older and knowing himself a little better, he has to weigh his options carefully. In campus films, the campus often appears utopian, a paradise where friendship, love, beauty and beneficence are aplenty. The protagonists in City of Glass have had their fair share of tear and wear. In their mind’s eye their university days are tinted with a prelapsarian aura. An Education takes the opposite route to heaven. A sixteen-year-old girl from a provincial town is charmed and conned by a young man. She took a fall, a lesson in sentimental education, before packing off to study at Oxford University. Though not listed in this festival, a British film from the early 1980s, Educating Rita , is a must-see campus film. In her debut role, Julie Walters plays a hairdresser who suddenly wants to have a real education and so she enrols in the open university. Her academic adviser, played by Michael Caine , is a literature professor who’s having problems in his family, his career and his drinking. The film is about how the hairdresser overcomes obstacles from her social class and peers to realize her dream. In the end, she made it and even the cantankerous professor has something to thank his student for showing how important it is to have a purpose and an aspiration in life. After the books, the flowers, we have the films. Can one ask for more? 「博群电影节」网站 I • CARE Film Festival website : https://www4.cuhk.edu.hk/icare/index.php/zh/projects/university-lecture-on-civility/70-icare-film-festival-2014 《KANO》监制魏德圣 Wei Te-sheng, producer of KANO 《乘着光影旅行》导演关本良 Kwan Pung-leung, director of Let the Wind Carry Me 《狂舞派》导演黄修平 Wong Sau-ping Adam, director of The Way We Dance 《违章天堂》、《女朋友男朋友》导演杨雅喆 Gillies Yang, director of A Lease to Paradise and Girlfriend, Boyfriend 边注边读 Marginalia 看电影跟电影院的关系本是密不可分,惟时至今日,电影院 愈建愈小,影屏也由大银幕渐渐转移到电视机、桌面电脑、板 脑、以至电话。乐趣会否因机会变得唾手可得而减少,人言人 殊。然而对九十后新生代的大学生而言,在一千四百多座的邵 逸夫堂观看胶卷电影,在露天的新亚圆形广场和伍宜孙书院中 庭开着暖灯席地而坐,散场后再与导演、监制、影评人、校长、 老师及同学讨论交流,这种知性与感性交织的经验,一生难有 几回。中大人得有博群电影节,何其幸运。 电影是综合表述媒介,语言则是人类最基本的表述工具,演化 系统复杂。中大新成立的语言与人类复杂系统联合研究中心, 将在 王士元 教授领导下,以多样化的中国语言和方言为重点, 探讨人类的复杂性,本期〈洞明集〉浅说一二。 二十与二十一世纪之交,教育改革在香港高唱入云,影响渐见 其绪。前事不忘,后事之师,各种方案的实际成效,将成为后来 者的参考。 张志强 教授是研究实证为本教育改革的专家,就请 他为我们解说一下。 田家炳楼旁玫瑰怒放,赫见一朵三苞奇花。人杰地灵的校园, 就连生物也多样多姿。 Movie-watching was once synonymous with cinema-going. Nowadays, cinemas are shrinking in size, and the movie screen has moved from cinemas to television sets, PCs, tablets and even mobile phones. Will the level of movie enjoyment diminish with increased accessibility? It depends. For university students born in the 1990s, watching movies projected from reels of film in the 1,400-seat Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, enjoying late shows under the sky at the New Asia Amphitheatre and the central courtyard of Wu Yee Sun College, and engaging in enlightening discourse with film directors, producers, critics, the Vice-Chancellor, teachers and fellow students, is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that enriches both intellect and emotions. And this is thanks to the I • CARE Film Festival organized only at CUHK! While film employs multiple media of expression, language is a fundamental instrument for human expression which involves a complex adaptive system. Under the leadership of Prof. William S-Y. Wang , the newly established Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity at CUHK will examine human complexity with emphasis on various Chinese languages and dialects. ‘In Plain View’ in this issue briefs us on this. Hong Kong has undergone rigorous education reforms at the turn of the 21st century, from which results have begun to appear. Experience is the best teacher. Prof. Alan C.K. Cheung , an expert in evidence-based education reform, tells us how research proven programmes with strong evidence of effectiveness inform practitioners and policy-makers on future policies. The flowers by the side of Tin Ka Ping Building are in full bloom. Look closer and you will find a unique tri-bud rose. The fertile soil of our campus surely has nurtured diversity in every aspect. ———————■■■——————— 目录 Contents 博群四月,定格流金 2 Show and Tell, Come March and April 禤永明楼多功能学习中心 3 New Multi-purpose Learning Centre at Shaw 洞明集 In Plain View 4 博文贯珍 The Galleria 5 校园消息 Campus News 6 人事动态 Ins and Outs 9 宣布事项 Announcements 10 舌尖上的中大 CUHK f+b 11 艺文雅趣 Arts and Leisure 11 张志强如是说 Thus Spake Alan C.K. Cheung 12

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