2006年9月7日

[movie] I am your man

 感謝極光Andy的邀請,昨天去看了Leonard Cohen的音樂傳記式電影I am your man的試映會(電影海報讓我想起教父系列)。

 這部片子讓我落淚了...

LEONARD COHEN :: Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you've done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

 電影由他個人的訪談,及眾星重新演繹他的作品現場片段結合而成。熱愛且崇拜他的粉絲們一定會尖叫的。他在訪談中自我剖析了較不為人知的一面。例如他說:「我討厭每一個人,卻總表現得很寬大。」或是「大家都認為我花名在外,其實我一個人渡過了一萬多個孤獨的夜晚。」

 加拿大創作歌手Rufus Wainwright也在片中出現。他和Leonard Cohen的女兒是好朋友。回憶起第一次見到他心目中偶像的情形,他說:「那天我和他女兒在客廳談事情,走到廚房就看到一個男人,穿著內褲,一面在煎火腿,一面把煎好的火腿撕成碎片,餵食一旁受傷的小鳥。那就是我第一次見到他的情形。他在救一隻受傷的鳥,而且穿著內褲。後來我回到客廳,他忽然換了衣服,穿著一身很正式的亞曼尼西裝向我走來,我整個人這時才從沙發上彈跳起來:天啊,這不是我的偶像Leonard Cohen嗎!」

 Leonard Cohen在片中也提及他鍾愛西裝的原因。由於父親的職業關係,他從很年輕的時就開始穿著正式西裝。而穿西裝也令他感到舒適自在。他也試著改穿牛仔褲。「但那感覺就是不對勁。」

 我相信這部片子會令所有的創作人手軟。他是許多音樂人的偶像。就像u2的Bono所說:「在這個世界上,有人是清潔工,有人是水電工,有人是醫生和護士,而Leonard Cohen,他是一個詞曲創作者。」

 他的音樂與他的文字都散發著懾人的魅力,所以我說這部片子會令所有的創作人手軟。創作音樂的人大概會想回家閉關一輩子,而創作文字的人大概這輩子都不會再想寫字。

 Bono形容他的文字令他想起詩人雪萊及拜倫。在片子裡Leonard Cohen也提及到他與一些詩人朋友的互動,參與詩人集會的情形,以及他開始寫詩的由來。「很久以前,我曾經愛上一個女子,她是一個女詩人。她愛上我的朋友,寫了一首情詩給他。我到現在都還記得那些句子。」在片中他吟出詩句,導演也用了魔幻的手法處理。「我的朋友唸給我聽,他覺得這沒有什麼,但是我卻被這些句子深深感動了。於是我也開始寫詩。」

 另外,這部片子的導演所採用的拍攝及剪接手法,都相當leonard cohen。會這麼說是因為他的那本書Beautiful Loser。整部片子的氣氛及節奏,就像他形容自己所寫出來的書「帶著一種中暑的症狀」一樣,都帶著暈眩及迷幻的氣息。而適時出現的由眾人演繹的他的作品,其音樂及詩詞則令我們清醒到激動落淚。

 這就是Leonard Cohen。

 電影最後由Leonard Cohen本人與U2一起演唱的Tower of song劃下句點。
link:
I am your man :: offical site
I am your man :: soundtrack

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reddust 提到...

有Leonard Cohen的電影?!
我必定會去看的。
------by 雷朵

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