3月 11, 2010

Crazy Heart & The Weary Kind by Ryan Bingham

Crazy Heart (2009)這部片我當初光看電影海報就超想看的了。有些電影海報就是有種魔力,會讓我想買票進場看看,而海報上的那張側臉,簡直像是刻出來的,線條分明有力,帶種鉛一般的剛硬色澤,感覺就是有好多故事的一張臉。


全片故事其實頂多兩句話就可以交代完畢:一個過氣的鄉村歌手從潦倒至極的人生谷底,徹底搞砸自己還搞砸一段難得的感情傷透他女人的心後終於覺悟而重新振作。電影也還真沒辜負這麼清淡的故事,也拍得雲淡風輕,而且頗有其恬淡如怡的迷人況味。奧斯卡新科影帝Jeff Bridges演得自然,那真的教入木三分,選到對的角色絕對和演技一樣重要。

電影到了最後,戒酒振作後的Jeff Bridges寫了一首歌給他的高徒(Colin Farrell!!)唱,旋律和全片故事一樣恬淡溫暖,娓娓道出他在人生低谷時的心情。這首低吟軟語的歌,在奧斯卡也大放光芒,和Jeff Bridges並列本片僅有的奧斯卡得獎者。譜曲者ㄓㄧ的Ryan Bingham也在片裡演個小角色,看他俊俏年輕的帥模樣,怎麼會有這麼滄桑的歌聲,若不是得老天厚愛,就是早年經歷太多世道,把聲音也折磨成這樣。這種破鑼嗓唱這樣的情歌,把那種苦澀至極為甘美的情感傳達得恰到好處,完全應了電影的標語:The harder the life, the sweeter the song.

這樣的電影這樣的歌,以及這樣的標語,給我們鄉村音樂難得的繾綣柔情和以一種眷戀回看人生的迷人魅力。




The Weary Kind

Your heart’s on the loose
You rolled them seven’s with nothing lose
And this ain’t no place for the weary kind

You called all your shots
Shooting 8 ball at the corner truck stop
Somehow this don’t feel like home anymore

And this ain’t no place for the weary kind
And this ain’t no place to lose your mind
And this ain’t no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

Your body aches…
Playing your guitar and sweating out the hate
The days and the nights all feel the same

Whiskey has been a thorn in your side
and it doesn’t forget
the highway that calls for your heart inside

And this ain’t no place for the weary kind
And this ain’t no place to lose your mind
And this ain’t no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

Your lover's warm kiss…
It’s too damn far from your fingertips
You are the man that ruined her world

Your heart’s on the loose
You rolled them seven’s with nothing to lose
And this ain’t no place for the weary kind

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