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芭芭拉史翠珊《神秘眼》來台遭殃

《神》片描述費唐娜薇是時裝界的知名攝影師,她很愛將拍攝現場布置成車禍或兇殺案現場,拍成一連串具有暴力意含的時尚照片,後來她的她的眼睛開始莫名奇妙的看到一些兇殺案,起初她以為是工作產生的幻覺,她甚至把看到的情景,也布置在工作場合上。不久後,她發現那些她看到的兇殺畫面,竟然是真實發生的謀殺案,湯米李瓊斯扮演的警察因此受命調查,兩人必須在兇手再度下手之前,查出他的真實身份。在辦案的過程中,約翰情不自禁的愛上了蘿拉,案情越來越撲朔迷離。
 
這是《月光光心慌慌》(Halloween)所撰寫的第一部電影劇本,當時即可反映他掌握驚悚、恐怖元素的精準,也難怪他日後可以《月》片及《紐約大逃亡》(NY Escape)大放異彩。導演艾文卡舒納(Irvin Kershner)也因表現精采,被喬治盧卡斯(George Lucas)相中,找去拍了《星際大戰》續集《帝國大反擊》(The Empire Strikes Back)。該片在美上映時,雖然評價不佳,但賣座不惡,基本上還算是成功的商業作品。
 
但該片一排上台灣放映,卻成了大災難。記得小時候第一次看《神》片,是在華視周五晚間十點以後播映的《閃亮電影院》。該節目專門播映經典老片,片尾還有資深影評人景翔重點講解,是個讓當時對電影求知若渴的我,一個很棒的充電節目。當時景翔說,最早該片上映時,因為涉及兇手是警察,在嚴格要求端正風氣的台灣七○年代,怎容許電影抹黑執法人員的形象,因此只要一提到湯米李瓊斯是警察就刪剪,最後片尾湯米準備殺害費唐娜薇的片段更是剪得不明不白,最後觀眾看得一頭霧水,不知誰才是真正兇手。
 
這也是芭芭拉唯一一部演唱電影主題曲,卻未參與演出的電影,她演唱的主題曲《Love Theme from 'Eyes of Laura Mars' (Prisoner)》打入美國告示牌流行榜第二十一名,成績普普,當時前不久她才剛推出新專輯《女伶》(Songbird)與同名單曲,由於兩首打歌時間相近,影響到歌迷點播次數,因此造成《女伶》單曲排行成績也只拿到第二十五名。
 
不過,她很快創出另一首百萬單曲奇蹟。一九七七年,知名的創作夫妻檔亞倫與瑪麗蓮柏格曼(Alan & Marilyn Bergman)原本為電視影集寫了一首半分鐘的片頭音樂,最後關頭時未被採用,當紅男歌手尼爾戴蒙很喜歡此曲旋律,便希望能加長成為一首歌,於是亞倫夫妻倆再修改、填詞後,完成了《你不再送花給我》(You Don't Bring Me Flowers),尼爾戴蒙也錄製收在他同年的《I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight》專輯裡,但未成為主打歌。隔年芭芭拉也在亞倫夫妻的推薦下,翻唱了《You Don't Bring Me Flowers》,收在她的《Songbird》專輯裡,但也同樣未獲選為主打歌。
 
結果有一名電台DJ發現他倆都各自灌錄了此曲,又驚覺兩人的Key相同,於是在播出時,採用兩組音軌交替播放,製造出「合唱」的效果,聽眾大為驚豔,紛紛打進電台要求「重播」,甚至跑到唱片行指名購買他倆合唱的《You Don't Bring Me Flowers》。消息傳到唱片公司,當然不會放棄這大好機會,立刻排除萬難,邀他倆進錄音室配唱發行單曲,果然大為轟動,不僅拿下告示牌流行榜兩周冠軍,還獲得葛萊美獎年度唱片與最佳流行二重唱兩項大獎,連帶使得芭芭拉緊接推出的《精選第二輯》大賣五百多萬張,成為她最賣座的專輯。
 
附帶一提,雖然《Songbird》不是她很紅的歌,但還是很值得大力推薦。
 
《Love Theme from 'Eyes of Laura Mars' (Prisoner)》
I've never been wrong
But you're the the only one I trust to show me the way
I always hear your voice
And in my dreams I hear you calling my name
What is it about you?
Some kind of light shines from your face
And I can't turn away.
I'm like a prisoner
Captured by your eyes,
I've been taken
And I've been hypnotized.
I'm like a prisoner
Captured by your eyes
I've been taken
And I've been hypnotized.
And your eyes say everything
You want to keep me here forever, I can't escape
One minute's so sincere,
Then you completely turn against me and I'm afraid.
You don't have to say you love me,
'Cause if you want me, I'll stay
'Cause I can't turn away.
I'm like a prisoner
Captured by your eyes
I've been taken,
Taken by surprise.
I'm like a prisoner
Captured by your eyes
I've been taken
And I've been hypnotized
I'm like a prisoner.


 
《You Don't Bring Me Flowers》
Barbara
You don't bring me flowers
You don't sing me love songs
Neil
You hardly talk to me anymore
When I come through the door at the end of the day...
Barbara
I remember when you couldn't wait to love me
Used to hate to leave me
Now after loving me late at night
Neil
When it's good for you, babe
And you're feeling all right
Barbara
When you just roll over and turn out the light...
And you don't bring me flowers anymore
Neil
It used to be so natural
Barbara
It used to be...
Neil
To talk about forever
Barbara
Mmm...
Neil
But used-to-bes don't count anymore
They just lay on the floor
Till we sweep them away
Barbara
And baby I remember all the things you taught me
Neil
I learned how to laugh and I learned how to cry
Barbra
Well, I learned how to love and I learned how to lie
Neil
So you think I could learn how to tell you goodbye
Barbara
So you think I could learn how to tell you goodbye
You don't bring me flowers any more...
Both
Well, you think I could learn how to tell you goodbye...
Neil
?Cause you don?t say you need me;
Barbara
You don't sing me love songs;
Both
You don't bring me flowers anymore...

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《Songbird》
Songbird sings from the heart
Each word can tear you apart
I sing - you sing along
You find your life in my song
When you need the strength to carry on
You've got me to turn to
With the songs that I sing
And the magic they bring
They've helped you be strong now
The song sets you free
But who sings to me
I'm all alone now
Who sings for songbird
Sometimes
When I'm all alone
I sing my saddest song
Lonely, and no one can see
This time the song is for me
I can touch your secret place inside
And still you don't know me
With the songs that I sing
And the magic they bring
You've learned to be strong now
My song sets you free
But who sings to me
I'm all alone now
Where is my songbird
Who sings his song for me

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