Creatively bankrupt 沒創意,毫無新意

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主持人 Rob 聽說,同事 Roy 在看完一部了無新意的電影後評價說 「bankrupt」,他還以為 Roy 「破產了」,但事實並非如此。聽 Rob 和佳瑩的對話,學習如何用表達 「creatively bankrupt」 形容事物或人 「沒創意」。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob. Now, I’m a little bit worried about Roy. Have you seen him today? Is he OK?

Jiaying
哎!我剛剛還看見他了呢!他和平時一樣,面帶微笑,心情不錯。你為什麼這麼擔心他呀?

Rob
Well, I overheard him talking and he said he was bankrupt.

Jiaying
不是的,Rob!Roy 說的是他看的一部電影,用到了 「creatively bankrupt」 這個表達。我們用表達 「creatively bankrupt」 來形容某個事物 「毫無新意,完全沒創意」。

Rob
Ah… that makes sense! So, I guess he really didn’t like that film, then? Mind you, films were better when I was younger!

Jiaying
Well, Rob. We can talk about your nostalgia right after these examples.

Examples
Margaret’s third novel didn’t do anything new and it just felt creatively bankrupt.

The singer’s new album felt creatively bankrupt. All the songs sounded boring and unoriginal.

The film is creatively bankrupt. It’s like the director repeated things he did in his last movie.

Jiaying
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目。我們正在介紹表達 「creatively bankrupt」 的含義和用法。它形容本應該富有創意的事物,比如電影、電子遊戲中的故事 「毫無新意,沒有創意」。「Creatively bankrupt」 也可以用來形容某人 「缺乏創造力,一點新點子也沒有」。So, you think films used to be more creative?

Rob
Oh, yes! Everything seemed so fresh and new. These days, I feel like I’ve seen it all before… the same stories, characters and conversations. It just feels so…

Jiaying
Creatively bankrupt! Rob, have you thought about writing your own films? You’re always full of great ideas.

Rob
Hmm. But sometimes I also feel a bit creatively bankrupt, like I have no idea how to be original and innovative when I’m writing stories.

Jiaying
Have you tried speaking to Roy? He writes some really crazy stories that are always really original. Maybe you could write something together?

Rob
Well, that’s a great idea! He’s always putting unicorns, flamingos and chimpanzees in his stories. I reckon it would be so good that it’ll win awards. I might even give up my job and work on a film with Roy, full time!

Jiaying
Careful, Rob. If you give up your job, you might run out of money and then instead of being creatively bankrupt, you would be literally bankrupt!

Rob
Good point. Better to be out of ideas than out of money!

Jiaying
That’s right! Bye.

Rob
Bye-bye!