「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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敬請參與在右下方的不記名訪客分佈調查問卷,你是: ?

Monday, January 03, 2011

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time












年前到加拿大訪親,親人除了帶我參加火車團去看紅葉峽谷,令我嘆為觀止,也順道過境美國,參觀了在北美洲五湖區的一個“景點”:Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island。 這個小島位於 Lake Huron 和 Lake Michigan 之間,有甚麽特別之處呢?

電影『時光倒流七十年』的故事:

【維基百科】Richard Collier 在他的畢業典禮上遇到一個神秘老婦人,她停在 Richard 的跟前,輕聲低喃說:「回到我的身邊」。她交給 Richard 一個古舊的懷錶後,老婦人於夜色中緩緩的消失。

對此,Richard 雖然感到奇怪,但他很快便忘記了。事隔八年後,已經成為劇作家的 Richard 跟女朋友分手後決定前往麥克金納島度假,在他下榻的 Grand Hotel 歷史廳裡掛著一幅畫像,Richard久久的注視著畫中那張年輕漂亮的臉,他莫名的感到似曾相識,那刻似是有什麼撞擊着他的心靈。

經過 Richard 的多番查證後,原來那是已故的女演員 Elise McKenna 的畫像,也就是八年前將懷錶交給他的那個老婦人,而她就在當天晚上過世。經過更深入的調查後,Richard 發現,原來自己曾與 Elise 相戀。

這簡直就像童話故事中,自己竟可與一個70年前的年輕女子相戀。但 Richard 卻深信不疑,因為他有一份感情在存在於所有被遺忘的事情後面,刺痛了他的心與靈魂。為了此事而廢寢忘餐的 Richard,終於找到他從前在大學的教授幫助,他希望能夠憑著時光倒流技術回到過去。

穿着70年前的衣物,自我催眠的 Richard 多次嘗試進入了夢鄉不果,但他終於在一次成功,成功回到過去。在那個空間,他找到了 Elise,很快他們熱戀起來。每一天、每一分鐘都他們倆都過得特別的快樂,他們感到幸福,很幸福。

Elise 的經紀人 William 卻想盡辦法要分開兩人,因為他害怕墜入愛情後的 Elise 會迅速離開她的演藝之路。然而這一切卻不能把他們倆分開,就在他們愉快地談論著將來時,Richard 卻意外從衣袋裡拿出一枚,因他的大意而帶來的一枚屬於現今年

代的錢幣,瞬間的時空轉移把他帶回現實。 無法尋回愛人的 Richard 將自己鎖在房間裡,幾天後,Grand Hotel 的員工救出了昏迷的 Richard,但此時的Richard 因為整整一個星期沒有進食而進入彌留狀態。此時的他出現了幻覺,幻覺中的他看見年青的 Elise 正向他招手,他上前緊握其手。相隔70多年,二人終於重聚,而且永遠快樂地在一起。


電影中的 Grand Hotel,就是在 Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island 取景的。故事有談及我醉心的 Timeline 將另文再談,但 Theme music ”Somewhere in Time“ 旋律優美,回港後就購買了電影 VCD,順便欣賞主題音樂,尤其是由鋼琴轉到弦樂的變奏,我最喜愛!

在“你喉”找到這個鋼琴混入弦樂的版本覺得頗佳,謹請欣賞



【維基百科】Although this movie was well received during its previews, it was widely derided by critics upon release, and underperformed at the box office. In 2009, in an interview with WGN America, Jane Seymour stated "It was just a little movie...The Blues Brothers came out the same week and it was a $40 million budget, so Universal didn't really support it.

There was also an actors strike, so Chris [Reeve] and I weren't allowed to publicise it. And they barely put it out because I don't think anyone really believed in it." However, Somewhere in Time was popular in China and Hong Kong, where it played in theaters for over a year and was later rereleased. It was also a big success in Brazil and still remains very popular. It has since earned a large and loyal following in later years, and the movie is now regarded by many to be a "cult classic."


伸延閱覽:
時光倒流七十年 維基百科
Somewhere in Time 維基百科
Mackinac Island Michigan 維基百科
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Michigan 官方網頁
Somewhere in Time Youtube.com search Somewhere in Time Youtube.com

我曾在舊文介紹過的音樂:
依稀記得的旋律 Canon in D major
久石讓~天空之城
久石讓~龍貓
久石讓~禮儀師的奏鳴曲
Piano Solo Souvenir D'enfance



4 comments:

新鮮人 said...

Maksim是我喜歡的演奏家,
估不到他演譯這些古典味重的樂曲都不錯,
很好!

時光八十年從前喜歡看,
今天再看時,
個人覺得節奏有點慢,
要好有耐性才看得完!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:Somewhere in Time 雖然有古典味,但是作曲的 John Barry 生於 1933 年。

wikipedia: John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on 3 November 1933 in York, England) is an English film score composer. He is best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' distinctive style.

新鮮人 said...

我知道呀,
所以我用"古典味",
不是用古曲這個字囉,
你雖然係好意,
但咁講好易被人誤會你說人家不曉歌曲出處架,
係咪?

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:多謝好意!兄台太過杞人憂天了,要的話“莫須有”也可以喇!