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Cinematic Colors

Léon: The Professional (1994) /《这个杀手不太冷》

If you had to describe each of your favorite movies with a color, what colors would you choose?

It’s a question that’s often on Chu Sin-hang’s mind. As a serious movie buff, this Hong Kong-based illustrator enjoys reimagining her favorite movies as Pantone colors. Then, using these colors as canvases, she recreates iconic scenes with strokes of black and white. The project began in 2017, when she put Léon: The Professional (1994) on a backdrop of Apple Green, and it’s kept growing ever since. As of today, Chu’s FILMTONE series features over 100 charming illustrations of movies across all genres.“The FILMTONE series is basically just my way of sharing the movies that I love with others,” she says.

We caught up with Chu one afternoon and asked her to recommend some of her favorite films for different moods and occasions in the hopes of uncovering some hidden gems that might have slipped under our radar.


如果要为你喜欢的电影挑选一种颜色,那会是什么颜色呢?作为一位资深的电影迷,香港插画家朱倩珩Chu Sin-hang)细细地品味每一部自己喜欢的电影,从中“感受”出一种出自 PANTONE(潘通)色卡的颜色。再加上黑与白,每一幅作品都只运用三种颜色,描绘出那些电影里的经典画面。从 2017 年画下的第一部电影《这个杀手不太冷》开始,至今她已经创作了一百多部电影插画,成为了这个可爱的作品系列《FILMTONE》。

“《FILMTONE》只是一个我单纯向大家分享喜欢电影的方式。” 她这样说道。于是我们带着想探究更多的好奇心找到了她,花了一个下午,用以下这十个关于电影的问题,和她聊了聊心中珍藏的电影清单,希望能拯救你最近的电影荒。


What’s your favorite movie of all time?

It’s too difficult to pick a particular movie, but Wes Anderson’s films are undoubtedly my favorites.


你最喜欢的电影

只选一部最喜欢的电影太难了,但韦斯·安德森的系列绝对是我最喜欢的电影,毫无疑问!

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) / 《了不起的狐狸爸爸》

  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012) / 《月升王国》

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) / 《布达佩斯大饭店》

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007) /《穿越大吉岭》

  • Isle of Dogs (2018)《犬之岛》


What movie do you never hesitate to watch again, no matter how many times you’ve seen it?

I’ve watched and re-watched countless Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films since I was a little kid. I can always pick up something new on each viewing.


你已经看了好多次、但绝对会毫不犹豫再看一次的电影

从小时候到现在,我看了无数次宫崎骏的动画电影。每一次我都可以从中获得一点新的东西。

  • Spirited Away (2001) / 《千与千寻》

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) / 《哈尔的移动城堡》

  • Princess Mononoke (1997) / 《幽灵公主》


What have you seen recently that you’d recommend to all your friends?

Searching (2018). The creative use of texting, webcams, and FaceTime videos was really cool and made it a worthwhile watch.


一部你最近刚看完,想分享给身边所有朋友的电影

《网络谜踪》运用了非常有创意的叙事手法,电影全由手机短信、网络摄像机、视讯画面等 “荧幕” 所见画面组成,我觉得实在太酷了,很值得一看。

Searching (2018) / 《网络谜踪》

What Hong Kong film would you recommend to someone who’s never seen any?

I’d recommend Chungking Express (1994) by Wong Kar-wai. It’s about the melancholy and loneliness of living in a large metropolis. The film was shot in locations with frenetic urban energy, like Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui, so the audience can get a taste of Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle, as well as its beauty.


为从来没有看过香港电影的朋友,推荐一部香港电影

我会推荐王家卫的《重庆森林》。它描述了人身处在大城市中,感到忧伤和寂寞的故事。电影在香港相当热闹的兰桂坊和尖沙咀拍摄,你可以从中撷取到香港这座城市的匆忙和美丽。

Chungking Express (1994) / 《重庆森林》

What’s the perfect movie for a first date?

I think Once (2007) is one of the best movies for a first date. First dates are about finding out if you can connect with someone and how you connect with them. Once is a movie that talks about these subtle connections.


推荐一部適合第一次約會的電影

《曾经》是我认为最适合第一次约会看的电影!对我来说第一次约会是在寻找自己与对方是否有内心连结的过程,这部电影就是在描述这种微妙情感的故事。

Once (2007) / 《曾经》

What’s a good movie to watch on sleepless nights?

I’d pick Lost in Translation (2003). Watching Bob (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) deal with ennui and culture shock in Tokyo always pulls me into a state of jet-lag-like dreaminess. This mood makes me feel out of place and exhausted—and hence, cures my insomnia.


推荐一部適合失眠漫漫長夜的電影

当我看着《迷失东京》两位主角,在异地体会到种种文化冲击和生存倦怠感时,我总是深陷在一种像是在经历时差的梦幻氛围里。这种梦境般的心情让我感到从现实中抽离,渐渐地开始疲倦,我的失眠也就减轻了。

Lost in Translation (2003) / 《迷失东京》

What movie would you recommend for someone with a broken heart?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) by Michel Gondry is about a couple who decide to undergo a medical procedure to erase each other from their memories after their relationship turns sour. Although the ending is sad, the movie reminds us there’s plenty of joy along the way. I think this movie might, to a certain extent, soothe a broken heart.


推荐一部适合失恋的人观赏的电影

《美丽心灵的永恒阳光》是一部关于一对恋人在感情变质后决定抹去记忆的电影。虽然结局是痛苦的,但故事却不断地提醒我们快乐和喜悦的存在。我认为这对于一个心碎的人,或许能起到一些治愈心灵的作用。

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) / 《美丽心灵的永恒阳光》

What movie would you recommend to cheer up someone who’s down in the dumps?

Amélie (2001) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet always helps me when I’m feeling my lowest. There’s something beautiful about the character Amélie. If you’re depressed, the comedic scenes will help perk you up.


如果有一部电影,能够把一个悲伤的人变成最快乐的人,你觉得会是哪一部?

《天使爱美丽》总是帮助我度过难过的时候。主角艾蜜莉好像有一种魔力,能把你从悲伤拯救出来。

Amélie (2001) / 《天使爱美丽 》

Has a movie ever left you so stunned that you couldn’t get up from your seat even after the credits?

Yes, The Truman Show (1998). The film explores the idea of surveillance and takes it to an extreme. The plot seems ridiculous at first, yet there’s quite a lot to reflect on. It messed with my head and made me question myself. What if every moment of my life was being monitored for public entertainment? What if my existence was a lie? What if the society I lived in was a conspiracy?


如果有一部电影能在放映完毕,把你留在位子上最久的时间好好品味电影的余韵,你觉得会是哪一部?

《楚門的世界》讲述了监视的概念,并把它推到极致。这个情节乍看之下似乎很荒谬,但是当我深入思考时,发现有很多东西值得反思。它让我感到混乱,并开始怀疑如果我生命中的每个时刻,都被监看并视为娱乐?如果我的存在只是一个谎言?如果我生活的现代社会是一个阴谋,该怎么办呢!?

The Truman Show (1998) / 《楚门的世界》

If you were stranded on a desert island and could pick just one movie to keep you company, what would it be?

You’ve reminded me of a film I enjoyed a lot but haven’t drawn yet! I’d probably bring Cast Away (2000) by Robert Zemeckis. If I were stuck on a desert island, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) and Wilson the volleyball would definitely be my best companions. This movie would be a lifesaver. It would also help me deal with loneliness and mental anguish.


如果你到了一座无人的荒岛,只能有一部电影陪伴你最寂寞的时候,你会选哪一部?

这个问题让我想起一部我很喜欢的电影,但还没有画成作品。如果我被困在荒岛上,《荒岛余生》的主角和那颗排球绝对会是我很好的陪伴。这部电影也许可以作为生存指南,也可以帮助我度过孤独的痛苦时光。

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Contributor: Yang Yixuan
English Translation: David Yen


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供稿人: Yang Yixuan
中译英: David Yen