Journey in Life: "Paint by numbers" nghĩa là gì?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

"Paint by numbers" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: Andy Maguire

"Paint by numbers" = vẽ theo số -> nghĩa là làm theo công thức, không có tính độc đáo hay sáng tạo.

Ví dụ
In place of an army of make-up artists, hairstylists and lighting supremos (trụ đèn cao) are paint-by-numbers cosmetic kits and online directors. If the dog wanders (đi lang thang) in mid-shoot or the camera catches that pair of skis (ván trượt tuyết) in the corner, so much the better.

While you cannot ignore the rock star, paint-by-numbers rise and fall arc (cốt truyện), you also have to be thrilled by Cobham-Hervey’s uncanny (kỳ lạ) recreation of Reddy’s muted dance moves, signature gestures and minimalist performance style. Alice Cooper dismisses Reddy’s music as “housewife rock.” If Reddy does a two-step on stage, it’s like a thunderclap (tin sét đánh).

The problem with social commentary in sci-fi movies is the progressive pandering (chạy theo thị hiếu) takes viewers out of the fantasy realm the film creates. One of the biggest knocks on “Project Power” is that it drops the ball (phạm phải sai lầm) on a killer concept. There are no colorful villains, no compelling heroes, the conflict is painted by numbers and the resolution is cliche (rập khuôn).

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