Saturday, September 13, 2008

電影 vs. 電梯

某教學醫院一台承載廿一名師生的電梯,從廿一樓快速墜落到地下四樓。電梯停住後,發現兩名主治醫師小腿骨折,十九名醫學生受輕傷。

看到這則發生在醫院的新聞,除了慶幸眾人無大礙,介意只有主治醫師骨折竟與年長有關,想起電影『電子情書』裡的一個關鍵性的片段。

Joe 原有一個精明能幹的女友 Patricia,某日同搭電梯回家,居然上升中電梯故障了;熟練的電梯操作員第一時間趕快將所有樓層的按鍵都按下,Joe 問他為何這麼作,他回答可以防止電梯急速墜落到地下室。

所以生活在都市叢林中,當我們幸或不幸卡在電梯中時,沒有常識也要看過電視;以下是自由時報的報導:

  • 趕快把每一層樓的按鍵都按下,讓電梯停下來。
  • 將背部和頭部緊貼電梯內牆,以避免因重心不穩而摔傷,並能運用電梯牆壁作為脊椎的防護。
  • 將膝蓋呈彎曲姿勢,借用膝蓋彎曲來承受重擊壓力,以減少骨折的危險。
於是 Joe 雖困在電梯裡,卻逃過可能垂直落下的劫難,坐在電梯地板上,忽然明白自己想要的是什麼。




Anyone at All
-- Carole King

Funny how I feel more myself with you
Than anybody else that I ever knew
I hear it in your voice, see it in your face
You've become the memory I can't erase

You could have been anyone at all
A stranger falling out of the blue
I'm so glad it was you

It wasn't in the plan, not that I could see
Suddenly a miracle came to me
Safe within your arms, I can say what's true
Nothing in the world I would keep from you

You could have been anyone at all
An old friend calling out of the blue
I'm so glad it was you

Words can hurt you, if you let them
People say them and forget them
Words can promise, words can lie
But your words make me feel like I can fly

You could have been anyone at all
A net that catches me when I fall
I'm so glad it was you

You could have been anyone at all
An old friend calling out of the blue
I'm so glad it was you

Anyone at all
Anyone at all
Anyone at all
So glad it was you

於是人們分隔兩地看到電影最後,爲 Joe 與 Kathleen 歷經千帆找到彼此而感動。有朝一日是否春神眷憐,終能在紐約街頭 Café Lalo 共飲咖啡,已經無所求了。

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

相關文章一篇
http://morpheus.typepad.com/iait/2008/09/麻醉年會最新消息.html

blinddoc said...

謝謝指教!

Anonymous said...

Don't know if those maneuvers actually work during an elevator free-fall. More an urban myth. On the other hand, You've Got Mail is a chick flick. It did work for a lot of ladies of Meg Ryan's age, but not for all.

Incidentally, you can always get better coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. Much better deal than anything from Cafe Lalo and the like where you have to order coffee in a foreign language.

said...

今年有兩起這種電梯意外新聞,
這條資訊蠻實用的^^

blinddoc said...

Anonymous

Incidentally, I'm younger than Meg Ryan :p




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