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Period piece

 


『ストーリー・オブ・マイライフ/わたしの若草物語』を観てきました。勢いのある監督と女優が名作をリメイクする、何か売れ線狙いミエミエで見に行ったら負けのように勝手に思っていたのですが、レディバードを撮った監督なだけあって名作に自分なりに向き合って血の通った素晴らしい作品に出来上がっていました。

こういう時代物の作品をperiod pieceと呼ぶんですね。PBSニューズアワーの監督へのインタビューで初めて知りました。

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period piece noun
1. a play, film, etc. that is set in a particular period of history
2. an object, piece of furniture, etc. that was made during a particular period of history and is typical of that period



Greta Gerwig:
I think, with period pieces, sometimes, you end up feeling like everything's just so and everything's so perfect, and everybody's waiting politely for someone else to finish talking.

I wanted to bring that feeling of reverence for the text, but irreverence for the joy, allowing it to be spontaneous, a dance that was both a nod to the formality of the time and then had that bursting-out-at-the-seams feeling. The dance that Laurie and Jo do really brings that across.

I actually hadn't read the book again until I was around 30. And I was gobsmacked by it. I thought it was completely modern and fresh and strange and spiky.

名作リメイクなんて手堅い売れ線だと思っていたんですが、制作当初はそうとは捉えられてなかったようです。

Greta Gerwig:
Period pieces are seen as risky or that people won't go. So that alone is already a hurdle. And then you add on top of it, it's all about women, it's written and directed by a woman, it is produced by a woman.

So, in some ways, it feels like a miracle that this movie was made at all, and I can't help but be completely grateful that it happens, because it continues to feel unlikely.

監督なりの意気込みを感じられるところは以下の部分。新たな読み替えができるのが面白いところですね。

Greta Gerwig:
One of the things that is wonderful to do as an artist is that I'm allowed to take this iconography of "Little Women," of these famous moments and these famous scenes. And I'm allowed to deliver on them and give you those things, and then also subvert it.



シアーシャ・ローナンとティモシー・シャラメのインタビューでそれぞれが好きなシーンを語っていますが、納得のチョイスになっています。






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