赫尔佐格的24条建议

德国电影导演沃纳·赫尔佐格在他的新书《迷津指南》(Werner Herzog—A Guide for the Perplexed)中给出24条与电影和人生相关的建议。

  1. 总是主动采取第一步行动。
  2. 如有需要,为图一醉,在号子里过一晚也没什么。
  3. 放出所有猎犬,总有一只能带回猎物。
  4. 不要在自己麻烦的泥沼中滚来滚去。失望这件事,应当既私密,又短暂。
  5. 学会跟错误一起生活。
  6. 扩充对音乐和文学的知识储备与理解,无论是旧的还是新的。
  7. 你手里的赛璐璐胶卷可能是世上留存下来的最后一卷,所以用它来记录点让人印象深刻的东西吧。
  8. 没有任何借口不拍完一部电影。
  9. 随身携带撬锁工具,想挡住你,没门。
  10. 抛弃因体制化而带来的懦弱。
  11. 宁事后求原谅,不事前求许可。
  12. 把命运掌握在自己手中。
  13. 学会阅读一处风景内在的本质。
  14. 点燃内心之火,探索未知疆域。
  15. 一直走过去,不用绕行。
  16. 精密策划并误导,但是永远送达。
  17. 不要对拒绝充满恐惧。
  18. 发展出自己的声音。
  19. 开始的第一天,即是无归之点。
  20. 荣誉奖章应颁发给电影理论课考试没通过的人。
  21. 机会是电影的救命血。
  22. 打游击是最好的战术。
  23. 如必要,报复。
  24. 习惯身后有熊出没。

翻译这件事,舛误是难免的,附上原文:

  1. Always take the initiative.
  2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
  3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
  4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
  5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
  6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
  7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
  8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
  9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
  10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
  11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
  12. Take your fate into your own hands.
  13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
  14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
  15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
  16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
  17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
  18. Develop your own voice.
  19. Day one is the point of no return.
  20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
  21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
  22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
  23. Take revenge if need be.
  24. Get used to the bear behind you.

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