Sunday, December 17, 2006

066 領悟


《千年一嘆》 ── 余秋雨

臨近聖誕,就想起 2003 年的電影 [ Love Actually ] (港譯《真的戀愛了》),電影中凱倫(Emma Thompson飾)在確定老公外遇後的那場戲裡,沒有對白,沒有哭哭啼啼的畫面。她獨自躲在房間內,靜靜地依偎在床邊的衣櫃,聆聽著一把飽歷滄桑的女聲唱出 Both Sides Now, 在那一刻,她領悟到人生真諦。

在 [ Love Actually ] 的DVD裡,導演 Richard Curtis 對Joni Mitchell 在 2000 年的重唱版 Both Sides Now 用這麼一段的話來形容:

“Joni Mitchell wrote this song when she was around 25. It was a precocious song really, talking about love and life and all that, when she was just a young girl really. But many years later, she sang this song again, with this kind of voice that had smoked 10,000 cigarettes, it all makes sense.”

我這次放上 Joni Mitchell 於2000 年的重唱版 Both Sides Now, 是因為我最喜歡裡面 Emma Thompson 的這一段戲。 聆聽請按這裡

Both Sides Now - By Joni Mitchell

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
Its cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and junes and ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now its just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Dont give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
Its loves illusions I recall
I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say I love you right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

OH but now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well somethings lost, but somethings gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
Its lifes illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

Its lifes illusions I recall
I really don't know life
I really don't know life at all


Joni Mitchell是七十年代有名的民謠歌手,
Both Sides Now 是收錄於Joni Mitchell 1969年的專輯 [ Clouds ] 。

Both Sides Now有過眾多代唱版本,比較近期而我有的是:
Jeanette Lindstorm & Steve Dobrogosz, 收錄在 [ Best Audiophile voices II ]
Norah Jones 收錄在 [ Come Away With Me ]
Hayley Westenra, 收錄在 [ Odyssey ]


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