为什么《哈利·波特》的前任导演在《哈利·波特与密室》之后离开

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Why Original Harry Potter Director Left After Chamber of Secrets (screenrant.com)

Why Original Harry Potter Director Left After Chamber of Secrets

为什么《哈利·波特》的前任导演在《哈利·波特与密室》之后离开

 

Chris Columbus, original director of the first 2 Harry Potter films, opens up about why he made the decision to step away from the director's chair.

《哈利·波特》前两部的原导演克里斯·哥伦布公开了他为什么决定辞去导演一职。

 

American director, Chris Columbus, director of the first two Harry Potter films, has explained why he decided to leave the franchise after the second film's release. The first film, subtitled The Sorcerer's Stone, or The Philosopher's Stone in the UK, was released in November 2001 to worldwide critical acclaim, spawning off a number of sequels each based on the eponymous book series written by JK Rowling. Following the debut of the film series, the overall franchise has only grown more popular, with releases of theatre plays, theme park attractions, and spin-offs further exploring the Harry Potter universe.

美国导演克里斯·哥伦布,前两部哈利·波特电影的导演,解释了为什么他决定在第二部电影上映后离开这个系列。第一部电影《魔法石》于2001年11月上映,在全球范围内广受好评,并以JK罗琳的同名丛书为蓝本拍摄了多部续集。《哈利·波特》系列电影首映后,随着戏剧、主题公园和衍生剧的上映,整个系列的电影越来越受欢迎,进一步探索了哈利·波特的世界。

 

After the extreme success of the original film, the studio was more than ready to continue onto the next film, which Columbus ultimately returned to make. All films in the saga mostly retained the same cast of actors, who were all from the UK and Ireland, per Rowling's request, led by the starring trio, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, who portrayed Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger respectively. However, after the studio moved on to the development of the third film, Columbus decided to opt-out of directing.

在第一部电影取得巨大成功后,该工作室准备继续拍摄下一部电影,哥伦布最终返回拍摄。根据罗琳的要求,《哈利·波特》中的所有电影基本上都保留了同样的演员阵容,他们都来自英国和爱尔兰,主演三人分别是丹尼尔·雷德克里夫、鲁伯特·格林特和艾玛·沃特森,他们分别扮演哈利·波特、罗恩·韦斯莱和赫敏·格兰杰。然而,在工作室着手第三部电影的开发后,哥伦布决定退出导演。

 

Now, /Film has reported that, during an interview with THR, Columbus commented on his reasoning for leaving the franchise at such an early point. Furthermore, he also mentioned his shift to working as a producer for the rest of the Harry Potter franchise, allowing him much more time to focus on other areas of his life without having full creative control. Finally, he mentioned his family's desire to return to the US, and how departing from the films allowed him to do so. Read Columbus' full quote below:

现在,据电影公司报道,在接受THR的采访时,哥伦布评论了他在这么早的时候离开这个系列的原因。此外,他还提到了自己转行担任《哈利·波特》系列剩余作品的制作人,这让他有更多的时间专注于生活的其他领域,而不必完全控制创作。最后,他提到了家人想要回到美国的愿望,以及离开电影是如何让他这样做的。阅读下面哥伦布的完整引用:

 

Sorcerer's Stone took 160 days of shooting, which is ridiculously long. And then, immediately after we stopped shooting, we started shooting Chamber of Secrets, which was another 160 days. That's roughly 320 days back-to-back shooting. I wasn't seeing my kids, who were young at the time, growing up. I was missing dinners with them. I thought, 'I can't do another six, seven, eight years of this. My kids will grow up and I'll never get to know them.

《哈利·波特与魔法石》花了160天的时间,这实在是太长了。然后,在我们停止拍摄后,我们立即开始拍摄《密室》,这是另外160天。大约320天的连续拍摄。我没有看到我的孩子们,他们当时还年轻,正在成长。我想念和他们共进晚餐。我想,‘我不能再这样坚持6、7、8年了。我的孩子长大了,我却永远无法了解他们。

While Columbus' desire to not completely overwork himself is the reason for his departure, it likely could have also been the pressure and difficulty that came with establishing such an iconic work of literature on screen. Particularly in the late '90s, during the development of the first film, all the crew originally had to work from were each of Rowling's books, with written descriptions of the character's appearances and personalities. Supposedly after several films were released, many directors after Columbus had his previous work to take inspiration from, making their jobs much easier than his originally had to be.

虽然哥伦布不想过度劳累是他离开的原因,但也可能是在银幕上建立这样一部标志性的文学作品所带来的压力和困难。特别是在90年代末,在第一部电影的开发过程中,所有的工作人员最初必须根据罗琳的每一本书进行工作,并对角色的外貌和性格进行书面描述。据推测,在几部电影发行后,许多哥伦布之后的导演从他以前的作品中获得灵感,使他们的工作比他原来的工作要容易得多。

 

Columbus' completely understandable decision to put time with his family over his career can significantly emphasize the difficulties that come with not only moviemaking but also handling such an iconic property. Particularly for the time, most people in Hollywood would have likely chosen to focus on their careers in order to make it further into the industry but with Columbus' tough decision on the map, hopefully, it has become a much easier decision for others. Despite his early departure, Columbus still had a massive impact on the world of Harry Potter, and the franchise certainly owes him many thanks.

哥伦布把时间花在家庭上而不是事业上,这是完全可以理解的,这明显强调了不仅是电影制作,而且是处理这样一个标志性的财产所带来的困难。特别是在当时,大多数好莱坞人可能会选择专注于他们的职业生涯,以便在行业中进一步发展,但随着哥伦布的艰难决定出现在地图上,希望这对其他人来说是一个更容易的决定。尽管他很早就离开了,哥伦布仍然对哈利波特的世界产生了巨大的影响,这个系列当然应该感谢他。

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