source: imdb.com


"My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you!"

Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero.
His life changed history, and his courage changed lives.


星期二(五月26日)加州高等法院就要對禁止同性婚姻的Proposition 8(八號提案)提出意見書。

去年五月加州高等法院讓同性婚姻合法化,之後反對同性婚姻的Yes on 8組織提出了Proposition 8,希望修訂州憲法重新把婚姻定義為「一男一女的結合」,並撤回這段時間授予的同性婚姻證書。11月4日,52.1%的加州選民決定了下任的總統也傳達了對Proposition 8的強烈支持。他們捍衛著他們所謂「上帝的律法」跟「家庭的價值」,企圖重整這個社會「已經式微的道德觀念」。但這以上帝之名的戰爭,公平嗎? 

當科學已經證明了同性戀不是什麼基因突變,不是什麼精神疾病的時候,這個族群卻還是承受著多數者異樣的私語。當研究已經說明了性別認同是無法透過教育,或任何方式去改變的時候,這個社會卻還是希望藉由輿論和法令去「矯正」什麼。我從來不相信二元論,這個世界有太多的灰色地帶。如果上帝可以接納一個懺悔的死刑犯,怎麼會剝奪同性戀者生存的權利?如果多元社會的根本是傾聽,為什麼我們總是想要強迫別人跟自己一樣?那些以上帝之名的控訴,對等嗎?

我不是宗教學家也不是人權運動者,只是講述同志政治家Harvey Milk(哈維米克)的《自由大道》在這個Memorial Day weekend重看再適合不過。


導演在電影裡所塑造的七年代印象,剪輯了大量的平面與電視媒體報導,這些片段直接呈現出當時社會對同性戀族群的不友善。他們掙扎地挑戰一個所謂「偏差」的價值觀,希望在既定的框架裡找到屬於自己的定位。

出生於紐約的Milk,在舊金山的Castro District成為亞美利堅第一個出櫃的政治人物。1977年他當選舊金山市政管理委員會委員,隔年卻跟黑人民權運動領袖Martin Luther King Jr.(馬丁路德‧金)一樣死於暗殺者的子彈下。他們用生命去爭取愛與自由平等,實踐一個不斷遭受譴責的夢想。


編劇Dustin Lance Black在《自由大道》拿下奧斯卡最佳原著劇本的時候這樣說:

"I heard the story of Harvey Milk and it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life openly as who I am, and that one day I could even fall in love and get married. I want to thank my mom, who has always loved me for who I am even when there was pressure not to.

"But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you God does love you and that very soon I promise you, you will have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours.

"Thank you and thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk."


我能夠理解Proposition 8支持者的宗教理由,但他們在反對同性婚姻的同時,是不是能夠為這群生活被擾亂了的族群想想。而同性婚姻的存在,又會影響這些反對者多少呢?同志人數不會因此遽增,社會定位不會因此混亂,異性戀者也不會因此轉變性向。讓同性婚姻合法只是一個開始,afterall all men are created equal。



[Quotes]
‧Harvey Milk: All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words.
‧Harvey Milk: You cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living.


[Overview]
類  型:劇情、歷史/傳記
片  長:2時08分
北美上映:2008-12-05
台灣上映:2009-02-20 

導  演:葛斯范桑(Gus Van Sant)
演  員:西恩潘(Sean Penn)
     詹姆斯法蘭科(James Franco)
     喬許布洛林(Josh Brolin)
     艾米赫許(Emile Hirsch)

北美發行:Focus Features
台灣發行:山水國際


[More Info]
‧Milk Official Site: http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/milk
‧Milk @ imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013753
‧Milk @ wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_(film)
‧Milk @ atmovies: http://www.atmovies.com.tw/movie/film.asp?action=now2&film_id=fmen21013753






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  • hsheena
  • 結果加州最高法院決定支持Proposition 8。


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    Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the 15-member
    council's only gay member, predicted the ruling would be
    greeted with “demonstrations in the streets” and another
    statewide ballot fight. "Shame on California for this action,"
    he said.

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    Although their union continues to be legal, the couple said
    today was "tragic." "This is as if we were freed slaves living
    in a slave state," said Goodman, a career counselor.
  • sabrinawen
  • 我很喜歡這部電影,
    有這些的努力改革,才有今天包容力大的美國!!

    讓人不得不佩服他們的勇氣跟毅力!!
  • 這樣的電影故事,總是會帶給我一些震撼的思考空間。
    很高興你也喜歡~ =)

    h.sheena 於 2009/06/10 03:40 回覆

  • NY1984
  • You are welcome!
  • :)

    h.sheena 於 2009/09/27 02:13 回覆