Shrek the Ogre 妖怪史瑞克 |
The ugliest movie star ever 史上最丑的电影明星
The first thing you notice about Shrek the Ogre is that he is ugly. As drawn
by William Steig in his picture book Shrek!, the ogre has 1)rotten green skin,
red eyes, ears that look like 2)miniature elephant 3)trunks, and a big, hairy,
potato nose. Steig writes, "His mother was ugly and his father was ugly,
but Shrek was uglier than the two of them put together." 4)Creatures in
the 5)swamp where Shrek lives are all afraid of him. Flowers 6)wilt in his presence.
Shrek is ugly--very ugly.
1) rotten (a.) 腐败的
2) miniature (a.) 缩小的
3) trunk (n.) 象鼻
4) creature (n.) 生物
5) swamp (n.) 沼泽
6) wilt (v.) 凋谢
But Shrek's red eyes and hairy nose haven't prevented him from becoming the
star of a new 1)animated movie, a movie which is attracting lots of attention
and showing signs of becoming a huge success. Shrek took his first step towards
movie 2)stardom when his book caught the 3)fancy of the two young children of
movie 4)producer John H. Williams. The two kids loved the story of the ugly
ogre who leaves his swamp and goes out into the world in search of adventure.
As he read the story over and over again to his children, Williams himself started
to see Shrek's 5)potential. "He was a great movie 6)character in search
of a movie," says Williams.
1) animated (a.) 动画的
2) stardom (n.) 明星地位
3) fancy (n.) 想像
4) producer (n.) 制作人
5) potential (n.) 潜力
6) character (n.) 角色
Before long, Shrek had his movie, and it has all the 1)ingredients of a 2)classic.
Produced by the PDI / DreamWorks 3)studio, Shrek 4)features a 5)fable-like story
6)bursting with humor and fun, a first-class voice 7)cast, and some of the most
advanced 8)animation effects ever seen on the 9)screen.
1) ingredient (n.) 元素，成份
2) classic (n.) 经典之作
3) studio (n.) 工作室，制片厂
4) feature (v.) 以……为号召
5) fable (n.) 寓言
6) burst (v.) 爆发
7) cast (n.) 卡司，演员阵容
8) animation (n.) 动画
9) screen (n.) 银幕