「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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Thursday, November 12, 2009

MJTII



今次慢幾拍的人,在開畫個多星期後,終于入場看看:
米高積遜的“就是這個!”MJ's This is IT!


十月廿九日在香港同步上映的採排紀錄片 documentary,在香港沒有中文譯名,我就自己幫佢譯了一個:米高積遜的“就是這個!”


有些人的語言表達能力佳,可以把腦海中的思想意念去語言化,用話語去表達出來,有一些人文字表達能力佳,就靠文字去表達出來,但有些人是沒法說出寫出心中所想,那就卻祇是靠形象化,當眼見到了,當耳聽到了,當觸角觸摸到了,當用感覺去感受了,就說:This is it! 就是這個!Anyway 我不知道,MJ 是否也是這樣意思。


圖片來源:維基百科




Starring:
Michael Jackson, Daniel Celebre, Shannon Holtzapffel, Charles Klapow

Directed by:
Kenny Ortega


年初這位 King of Pop Music,宣布在倫敦舉行 《This is IT!》演唱會,在不斷採排,精益求精中,年中一次服藥,不幸身亡。這部 documentary Michael Jackson's This Is It! 電影,記錄他的 rehearsal 採排。 Trailers & Clips

【Yahoo Movie】A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from an estimated 80 hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his untimely death in June at age 50. Interviews with collaborators and close friends of the late performer are also featured.


【維基百科】Songs featured in the film
1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
2. "Speechless" (Acapella)
3. "Bad"
4. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Instrumental)
5. "Smooth Criminal"
6. "Jam (with snippet of Another Part Of Me)"
7. "Mind Is The Magic" (Instrumental)
8. "They Don't Care About Us" (with snippet of "HIStory")
9. "She Drives Me Wild" (Instrumental)
10. "Why You Wanna Trip On Me" (Instrumental)
11. "Human Nature"
12. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
13. "I Want You Back"
14. "The Love You Save"
15. "I'll Be There"
16. "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (Instrumental)
17. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
18. "Thriller" (with snippet of "Ghosts)"
19: "Threatened" (Instrumental)
20. "Who Is It" (Instrumental)
21. "Beat It"
22. "Black Or White"
23. "Earth Song"
24. "Billie Jean"
25. "Man In The Mirror"
26. "This Is It" (played during the credits)
27. "Heal The World" (live audio played during the credits)



我見:
當去“米芝蓮”三星吃餐,若我說不好食,別人會說是我沒有品味。當去名人飯堂,吃名人慣點的菜,若我說不好吃,人家會話是我不懂得欣賞。去“阿一鮑魚”吃鮑魚,說不好吃,像吃橡膠,一定被人罵,暴殄天物!


今次入場去看去聽 米高積遜為大型音樂會,所作的採排紀錄片,可說是一桌未完成的“珍饈百味“,有歌有舞,有製作花絮,由挑選樂師,舞蹈員由千中揀一開始,可以看出製作認真,投入的時間、人力、物力、金錢、心血、高科技等等,套用網友說:「個人覺得如果這個 concert 真的開得成, certainly this is going to be spectacular!!! After seeing this movie, you know why MJ is a legend, not just a pop singer!!!」


又可能我以前看米高的不多,雖不熟識他所有的歌,起碼新奇蓋過了沉悶,因為祇是採排的紀錄片,畫面比較零碎,一首歌是經過多次剪剪接接砌埋一起(衣服不同),祇有中後段,才有幾首歌是較完整的唱出來,有一氣呵成感覺(同一衣服),當然也可能是同日,把幾個採排片段剪接成的。


雖然祇是採排,米高都盡力而為,有一個環節是他跟一位女和音合唱,這女歌手有表演機會,當然全力以赴,顯然把 MJ 比下去,MJ 在合唱完時,打趣說他輸了給女歌手,因為他還有其他歌要唱,所以要”護聲“ preserve his voice (大意如此)。而在較後段,他就很有 feel 的加上招牌舞步,把整首歌完整唱完,站在一旁觀看的舞蹈員紛紛鼓掌,MJ remarked 說:我已經熱身了!


有很多歌唱的場面,是加入事前先拍下的映像,投放上熒幕加強效果,MJ都有參與製作,還有唱有關環保的歌時,畫面加入小女孩為拯救一株植物,差些被破壞森林的推土機壓倒,在舞臺上就真的出現了推土機,加強震堪性,MJ 不忘提醒:Save the earth, let's make it a better place!我心想會不會是反環保的資本家,派人殺死 MJ 米高的呢?


整體來說,以一個不是 MJ 粉絲的我,也不覺得有悶場。前面都說過,影片是頗零碎的,這可能把“蝦碌”都剪掉去,還有 MJ真是很瘦很瘦,我們見到他好像仍然生猛的一面,可能 MJ其實真的很弱,是要靠藥物支撐著身體。


最後到了採排得七七八八,大伙人手拉著手圍成一個大圈,MJ有段簡短講話,就在他們準備轉移到倫敦,在真正的表演場地,穿上表演時穿的服裝,作最後的總採排前,MJ在家中用藥過度,遽然逝世,未能把準備好的呈獻給,購買了五十場演唱會的觀眾,實在十分可惜,浪費得很。


我當然沒有資格,看到在倫敦的五十場實地表演,但深信之後,一定會有錄影的 DVD 發行。現在考慮的就是,等到這一套 MJTII 採排出 DVD時,是否把它加入我的 Collection,放上我的收藏架子。



伸延閱覽:
This Is It (Michael Jackson concerts) 維基百科
Michael Jackson's This Is It (Documentary Movie) 維基百科
Michael Jackson's This Is It! 北美雅虎電影
Michael Jackson's This Is It! 香港雅虎電影




6 comments:

新鮮人 said...

還未睇!

微豆 Haricot said...

I have not seen the movie yet. How long is the show?

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:睇!未還?

the inner space said...

微豆兄:個 show 有幾長?維基百科說:
“This Is It” was a planned series of fifty concerts by Michael Jackson to be held at The O2 arena in London. They were scheduled to begin in July 2009 and continue through March 2010.
可惜 MJ 已經不在了,不可能知道,平均每場有幾長表演時間。

電影方面:至今已經上映兩星期了。
北美雅虎說:片長 1 hr. 51 min.
香港雅虎說:片長 111分鐘

新鮮人 said...

"還未去睇"囉,
點解你會唔明架?
簡單複雜化!!!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:哈哈哈!我喺問你,是否去咗“睇”,”未還“未返嚟!