「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Windmills of your mind







若上面的未能 play,還有這個不能移植過來,是剪輯了電影片段 史提夫、麥昆 坐在滑翔機內的 版本

Dusty Springfield - Windmills Of Your Mind MP3試聽

Round
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel thats turning
Running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half-forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?
Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragment of a song
Half-remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the colour of her hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind


首先是記不起在那裡聽過這首歌,The Windmills Of Your Mind,感覺很輕快,很舒服,很好聽, 原來是1968 奧斯卡最佳原創歌曲, 而且是有兩部同名電影~Thomas Crown Affair 的主題曲。 較新的一套是曾經主演鐵金剛的 皮亞士、布士南 飾演 Thomas Crown,很久很舊的有老牌明星 史提夫、麥昆 主演 Thomas Crown這個智者角色。


The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) ,相差三十一年重拍,當然有其吸引力,幾經辛苦,兩部電影的VCD,都畀我搵到,有機會寫返幾篇網誌。 兩部電影故事大致相同,不同的地方祇是,舊的是打劫銀行,而新的則是偷名畫。


兩部電影故事都是有個,智商甚高的有錢佬,突然有興趣策劃一單,近附天衣無縫的劫案,所有參與的人都是沒有案底,互不相識的,但在同一時間,同一地點出現,依據智商甚高的有錢佬計劃而行。 最後有個保險公司的偵探,抽絲剝繭,知道首腦是誰,但苦無證據!


有人話我聽,原來香港都有一部近似的電影由 林子祥楊紫瓊合作的電影。但我找到的香港電影 『貓頭鷹與小飛象』, 介紹的劇情是有些相似,但不盡是相同,而且我沒有睇過電影,唔知有冇邊位朋友有睇過,若果知道,可否相告呢?


很快就得到網友 艾麗絲謝相告,香港的版本應是『通天大盜』,並由 林子祥楊紫瓊主演,不過人物就調轉,女的是智商甚高的財女,男的才是保險偵探。



後記:
在介紹音樂歌曲電影之餘,我並沒有忘記今天又是『五四』,一九一九年五月四日,中國學生發起的救國運動,七十年後的五四,莘莘學子,在北京天安門前捱餓,再一個月後就是十九年了,不想記起,但不能忘記,到時見!


就如歌詞中,Like a circle in a spiral,Like a wheel within a wheel,Never ending or beginning, On an ever-spinning reel, As the images unwind, Like the circles that you find, In the windmills of your mind.




伸延閱覽:
我的舊文 五四運動



8 comments:

Agnes Tse 艾麗絲謝 said...

林子祥和楊紫瓊合作的那套是德寶的"通天大盜", 楊紫瓊反"賊"為主, 林子祥變保險調查員. 不過你可以想像得到該組合不會浪漫到哪裡去, 到歐洲取景, 但拍得很悶.

"貓頭鷹與小飛象"我都幾喜歡睇, 最好睇係洪金寶跳tap dance一幕...其實都係抄Singin'in thr rain的Donald O'Connor的!

The Inner Space said...

多謝 艾麗絲 相告,
我會設法找來『通天大盜』和
『貓頭鷹與小飛象』看看!

thank you very much !

Agnes Tse 艾麗絲謝 said...

通天大盜》原裝預告 Easy Money Originial Trailer

http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1pPEhj24s

the inner space said...

艾麗絲:
多謝夾唔該,我會努力啲,去搵兩部電影,返嚟睇吓!

Agnes Tse 艾麗絲謝 said...

兩套都有出碟, 但應該要花d時間搵下.

唔知點解, 一講『貓頭鷹與小飛象』就諗到『聖誕奇遇結良緣』~

the inner space said...

艾麗絲:
VCD 已經ok 喇!

第三套應是啲胡鬧戲不感興趣!

微豆 Haricot said...

Thanks for bringing back fond memories of Dusty Springfield, a great soul singer !!! I spent the last two hours digging up all her oldies on YouTube !! Windmills of Your Mind was one of my all time favourites. Thanks again!!

the inner space said...

微豆兄:
歡迎再來訪,隻歌真喺好好聽!