「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, September 04, 2011

Evita Peron

Evita Peron



讓我們暫時忘記李克強訪港時嚴苛保安措施的爭拗,美國因國債上限得了個AA+的爭吵煩惱,齊齊來聽首好歌!


Madonna 在電影 Evita 中的 “Don't Cry for Me Argentina”


阿根廷人在首都布宜諾思艾利斯,修建了一個 伊娃貝隆 的像在某大廈前,來紀念這位短命的女士。


【The Telegraph】President Cristina Kirchner, who often invokes Evita's memory in speeches to supporters, unveiled the forged steel portrait that covers one side of the health ministry building three months ahead of a presidential election in which she is running for a second term.

"She was the most hated but the most loved, the most offended, insulted and discounted but the most venerated – the most humiliated but today eternally victorious," the president said. "She taught us that to confront the powerful carries a high price."




圖片來源:telegraph.co.uk


The giant Evita image, which is 31 meters (100 feet) tall and 24 meters (79 feet) wide, looks down on the busy avenue that cuts across the centre of downtown Buenos Aires, depicting a glamorous Evita with her trademark topknot hairstyle.

Evita, an actress who married late president Juan Peron, is adored by many Argentines for helping women get the vote, securing labour benefits for the working classes and founding hospitals and orphanages.

"Eva Peron is an authentic cultural and historical icon for all Argentines," Mrs Kirchner said at the Tuesday evening inauguration, during which she referred to the late first lady in almost religious terms.





貝隆夫人 (圖片來源:sleepinggardens.blogspot.hk)



而 Evita 就是 伊娃·貝隆 María Eva Duarte de Perón ,也讓我認識到一首好歌:『不要為我哭泣, 柯珍天娜!』之後有套電影由 娜姐主演的 Evita,也是用 Don't cry for me Argentina 做 theme song 主題曲。



【維基百科】Evita 是前阿根廷 貝隆總統的妻子,她在 1952年便因癌病,在布宜諾斯艾利斯逝世,死時年僅 33歲。

之後 伊娃·貝隆 遺體被防腐保存,並陳列在一個紀念館中。1955年貝隆總統被一次軍事政變推翻後伊娃·貝隆 的遺體首先被運往意大利米蘭,16年後即1971年被移送到西班牙。

1973年貝隆重返阿根廷再任總統,到1974年貝隆逝世。伊娃·貝隆 遺體被運回阿根廷,並曾短暫陳列在她丈夫的遺體旁,此後她被安葬在她父親家族,在布宜諾斯艾利斯的墓園中。

伊娃·貝隆 的一生,在英國音樂舞臺劇 Evita 音樂劇中得到再現,後來更被改編為電影和連續劇,在被改編成的電影中,由著名搖滾歌星 麥當娜 飾演 伊娃·貝隆 的 Evita 電影是最廣為人知的作品。




Evita (soundtrack) 當然是不可缺少的了,插曲《You Must Love Me》也是膾炙人口的好歌,而主題曲:《Don't Cry for Me, Argentina》可以一聽再聽!


如今阿根廷人還沒有忘記 Evita 貝隆夫人,而現今的阿根廷的女總統 Cristina Kirchner 也需要借助 貝隆夫人,謀取她的第二個總統任期。






後補:

Suzan Erens 與 André Rieu 合作的版本




Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita) lyrics Andrew Lloyd Webber

It won't be easy
You'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love
After all that I've done
You won't believe me
All you will see
Is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressd up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you
I had to let it happen
I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window
Staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
Running around trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it too

Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world
They were all I desired
They are illusions
They're not the solutions
They promise to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don't cry for me Argentina

Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

Have I said to much?
There's nothing more
I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do
Is look at me to know
That every word is true


細讀歌詞令我深思,整首歌詞像是一篇演說,政治人物講的有幾多成真呢?

結尾:『Have I said to much? There's nothing more I can think of to say to you. But all you have to do is look at me to know that every word is true.』


後後補:
You must Love me 伊娃貝隆 患上不治之症



伸延閱覽:
Evita Peron statue unveiled in Buenos Aires telegraph.co.uk
Eva Perón 谷歌搜尋
伊娃·貝隆 維基百科
María Eva Duarte de Perón 維基百科
Evita 電影 維基百科
Evita 音樂劇 維基百科
Evita (original soundtrack) 維基百科



9 comments:

Ebenezer said...

我記得好細個嘅時候聽過呢首歌,至於個故事,你唔講真係唔知。

the inner space said...

以便兄:Evita 是1996的電影,不會是很久遠吧!不過隻歌,就可能是1976年創作的音樂劇時已經編寫,真正是很有歷史嚕!

imak said...

政客說的話就像男人說話--- 講既時候係真架! (但講完之後, who cares?)

the inner space said...

AK 姐:by deduction 男人玩政治和講說話,都是講既時候係真架! 但講完之後,who cares?

明白了!

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB:

After reading your article, I spent the next hour listening to the same song presented by different singers. Madonna is good, but not the best !!

As to the story of Evita, if María Eva Duarte de Perón had been watching history unfolding after her own death, she would have been really sad to see her country suffering thru so much blood and violence, including those caused by her husband and later the military junta during the Dirty War.

I visited BA many years later. Altho the Junta had receded back into the shadow by then, I could still feel the chill emanating from behind the concrete walls of many stadiums.

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War

the inner space said...

Dear HBB,the best one I have ever heard was from an unknown singer from USA, she played piano and sang songs at the hotel lounge where I used to stay during my business trip to singapore. She also played my most favourite piano solo Souvenir D'enfance.

see my old articles:Evita and Souvenir D'enfance

the inner space said...

again HBB after EVITA and the song my knowledge about argentina were limited to:

1) soccer stars:Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta,Mario Kempes。

2)the USA backed dictator: Augusto Pinochet。

3) Canned corned beef brand “Hereford” re:my old article 罐頭鹹牛肉

I remember that HBB, you have nostalgia about 鹹牛肉三文治。

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB:

South America without soccer is like honey without bees !!!

BTW, Augusto Pinochet was the dictator from Chile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet

I posted a comment re corned beef on your old article site :)

the inner space said...

Thanks HBB 對,皮諾切特是智利的獨裁者!so you see how ignorant I used to be about Argentina!!!