Tim Burton的风格不用多说了 黑暗哥特风 由这部早期作品可见一斑
不过Tim的片子内容并非真的阴暗 通常都带有点温情浪漫 像圣诞夜惊魂和僵尸新娘
这个短片像是游戏之作 我想并非要表达什么很深的含义 有韵脚的旁白 融合各种恐怖片元素和心理学的内容 看完会觉得很有意思 当然看的深的人可能有更多解读了 于我却只是一个轻松小品
Vincent Malloy is seven years old,
he's always polite and does what he's told.
For a boy his age he's considerate and nice,
but he wants to be just like Vincent Price.
He doesn't mind living with his sister dog and cats,
though he would rather share a home with spiders and bats,
there he could reflect on the horrors he has invented,
and wonder dark hallways alone and tormented.
Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him,
but imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum.
He likes to experiment on his dog Abercrombie,
in the hops of creating a horrible zombie.
So he and his horrible zombie dog,
could go searching for victims in the London fog.
His thoughts though aren't only of goulish crime,
he likes to paint and read to pass some of the time,
While other kids read books like "Go Jane go",
Vincent's favorite author is, Edgar Allen Poe.
One night while reading a gruesome tale,
he read a passage that made him turn pale,
such horrible news he could not survive,
for his beautiful wife had been buried alive.
He dug out her grave to make sure she was dead,
unaware that her grave was his mother's flower bed.
His mother send Vincent off to his room,
he knew he'd been banished to the tower of doom.
Where he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life,
alone with the portrait of his beautiful wife.
While alone and insane incased in his doom,
Vincent's mother burst suddenly into the room.
She said "If you want to, you can go out and play,
It's sunny outside and beautiful day."
Vincent tried to talk but he just couldn't speak,
the years of isolation had made him quite weak.
So he took out some paper and scrawled with a pen;
I'm possessed by this house and can never live it again.
His mother said: "You are not possessed and you are
not almost dead, these games that you play are all in your head,
you are not Vincent Price you're Vincent Malloy,
you're not tormented or insane you're just a young boy,
you're seven years old and you are my son,
I want you to get outside and have some real fun."
Her anger now spent she walked out through the hall,
while Vincent back slowly against the wall...
The room started to sway to shiver in crick,
his horrored insanity had reached it's peak.
He saw Abercrombie his zombie slave,
and heard his wife call form beyond the grave;
She spoke from her coffin and made goulish demands,
will through cracking walls reached skeleton hands
Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams,
swept his mad laughter to terrified screams.
To escape the badness he reached for door,
but fell limp and lifeless down, on the floor.
His voice was soft and very slow,
as he quoted "The Raven" from Edgar Allen Poe;
“and my soul from out that shadow
that lies floating on the floor,
shall be lifted -- nevermore."