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Post time 2008-1-18 12:17:45 |Display all floors
The director tries to reinvent the wheel, shooting a movie according to the novel.


请问这个句子对吗?

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Post time 2008-1-18 12:36:53 |Display all floors
Sorry, no.  Reinvent the wheel 是重复做别人已经做成功的事,根据小说拍电影不算。

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Post time 2008-1-18 12:43:45 |Display all floors
reinvent the wheel
To do something again, from the beginning, especially in a needless or inefficient effort:
重做:从头开始重新做某事,特别是不需要的或无效率的努力:
“School districts need not reinvent the wheel every time they try to improve their schools”(Washington Post)
“每次试图改善学校状况时学校区用不着每次都从头重新做”(华盛顿邮报)
To recast something familiar or old into a different form:
改头换面:把相同的或旧的东西重新以另外的形式表现出来:
“Call it reinventing the wheel or recasting old ideas, but these contemporary versions have a spirit and style all their own”(New York Times)
“称它是重新从头做也好,重新表达老主意也好,但是这些当代的版本有它们自己的精神和风格”(纽约时报)


谢谢JL。可是我发现金山的解释第二条。

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Post time 2008-1-18 13:05:05 |Display all floors
第一条是说徒劳无功,第二条的情况则比较积极,做的还是前人做过的事,不过或许风格不同,或许有所改进。可是,重新发明的轮子纵然与以前的轮子不一样,但毕竟还是轮子。而电影与小说这两种形式差别太大,用 reinvent the wheel 来比喻并不恰当。


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[ Last edited by jl2315 at 2008-1-18 01:14 AM ]

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Post time 2008-1-18 13:11:22 |Display all floors
Jl, thanks!:) Let me think it over.

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Post time 2008-1-18 13:21:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jl2315 at 2008-1-18 13:05
第一条是说徒劳无功,第二条的情况则比较积极,做的还是前人做过的事,不过或许风格不同,或许有所改进。可是,重新发明的轮子纵然与以前的轮子不一样,但毕竟还是轮子。而电影与小说这两种形 ...

But  for example, it changes from a plastic wheel to a wooden wheel.

I took a notice of the words --" recast" and " different form" in the second entry.

[ Last edited by rainbow at 2008-1-18 01:23 PM ]

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Post time 2008-1-18 14:01:10 |Display all floors
to adapt the novel to the screen
If winter comes, can spring be frozen ahead?

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