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美剧的配乐  

2006-08-25 11:27:20|  分类: 曲未央 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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在电视剧的配乐方面,早期的香港连续剧无疑是相当成功的,有相当一部分主题曲和插曲几乎达到家喻户晓的程度,比如《射雕英雄传》、《上海滩》之类的。90年代以来,无论是HK/TW,还是大陆,已经很少有令人多年以后仍然能记得住的电视主题歌或者插曲。这大概也与电视剧数量的急剧增加有相当的关系。

最近观摩了相当数量的美国连续剧,对美剧使用插曲的方式方法有了一些了解。在我看过的电视剧中,有一些是以原创音乐为主的,比如CSI,这个剧集的主题曲相当短小,但是效果却出奇的好。几乎只有一句歌词:I really want to know , who are you!!

相当一部分剧集没有采用这种方式,除了一段主题旋律外,其他地方大量的采用了已有的流行歌曲作为插曲。在这些剧集中,《Without a trace》在这方面应该是最成功的电视剧,至少对于我这样的欧美音乐盲来说,是相当好的入门介绍。最恰当的旋律,最恰当的歌词,最恰当的嗓音,在剧情进行到最恰当的时候送出,极巧妙的把剧情或者推向高潮,或者陷人于深思。在浩如烟海的流行歌曲中,总能找到这样恰到好处的一曲,确实需要有相当的阅历和经验才能做到的。

仅举三例:
英国连续剧《Coupling》的主题曲??《Perhaps,Perhaps,Perhaps》。

这首歌可谓大名鼎鼎。在华语世界流行开来,应该归功于香港导演王家卫在他的电影《花样年华》中使用了这首歌的西班牙语版本《Quizás, Quizás, Quizás》。Nat King Cole诠释的版本,相当精彩。虽然我们听歌的经验告诉我们,我们很容易先入为主的认为自己听到的第一个版本是最好的,然而Mari Wilson似乎不太认同这一点。她演绎的这首英文版实在太棒了,柔媚的声线,暧昧的声调,透过心脏,深入骨髓。在看美剧下载的时候,性急的我们总是快速过掉片头片尾的主题曲部分,因为每集都一样,实在浪费时间。然而只有《Coupling》,我们绝对能耐得住性子,仔细听完每一段开头和结尾的主题曲。我把这个片子推荐给一个朋友,后来他告诉我,他几乎舍不得看,一天只看一集,生怕太快看完了。呵呵,在这个快餐和ons流行的时代,你相信有这样的神话吗?

有趣的是,凡是看过这部剧集的人,都对这个主题曲都有极大的兴趣,然而可惜的是,至今没有找到Mari Wilson这个版本的下载。查阅了一下,这首歌被很多电影和电视剧都用过。比如李安的《Brokeback Mountain》,韩国电影《爱在哈佛》,还有一些英美剧集,比如:
    - Remember This (2002) TV Episode
    - Unconditional Sex (2002) TV Episode
    - Faithless (2002) TV Episode
    - Split (2002) TV Episode 
    - The End of the Line (2001) TV Episode

然而作为主题曲,应该说,它和《Coupling》的主题实在太般配了。
让我们来看看英文版歌词:
You wont admit you love me.
And so how am I ever to know?
You always tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

A million times I ask you,
And then I ask you over again.
You only answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
 
If you cant make your mind up,
Well never get started.
And I dont wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted.

So if you really love me,Say yes.
But if you dont, dear, confess.
And please dont tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

If you cant make your mind up,
Well never get started.
And I dont wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted.

So if you really love me,Say yes.
But if you dont, dear, confess.
And please dont tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps,
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps,
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

有趣的是,这首歌似乎还有另外一个英文版本,歌词如下:
I am always asking you
When, how and where
You always tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

The days pass this way
And I am despairing
And you, you always answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

You are wasting time
Thinking, thinking
That which you want most
Until when? Until when?

The days pass this way
And I am despairing
And you, you always answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

You are wasting time
Thinking, thinking
That which you want most
Until when? Until when?

The days pass this way
And I am despairing
And you, you always answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

这首歌最初是1947年古巴的Osvaldo Farrés写成,1949年Nat King Cole和Doris Day都开始唱,1951 西班牙版(Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)问世,1958年Nat King Cole把西班牙语版本收录到他的个人专辑中。

在随后的几十年里,有数不清的歌手翻唱过这首著名的歌曲,Laura Fygi,Xavier Cugat, Mantovani, The Stargazers, PepeJaramillo & others.Gordon Jenkins, ONOLISA,Caterina Valente,SonoraMatancera,Helmut Lotti,Acerina y su Danzonera,Sara Montiel

第二例:《Without a trace》S01E23 片尾歌 Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

仍然把歌词录在这里
I heard there was a secret chord
that David played and it pleased the Lord
But you dont really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this :
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing HallelujahHallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah...Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrough ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the HallelujahBaby Ive been here before
Ive seen this room and Ive walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
Ive seen your flag on the marble arch
But love is not a victory march
Its a cold and its a broken HallelujahThere was a time when you let me know
Whats really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was HallelujahWell, maybe theres a God above
But all Ive ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
Its not a cry that you hear at night
Its not somebody whos seen the light
Its a cold and its a broken HallelujahHallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah...
第三例:《Las Vegas》S01E12 Hellraisers.And.Heartbreakers
Brooks & Dunn--《Thats What She Gets For Loving Me》

She said what she wants is a man to be faithful
A true heart somebody willin and able
To stay by her side through thick and thin
A tender touch every now and then

Shes not hung up on fairy tales
Or some dream at the bottom of a wishin well
Fancy cars or diamond rings
What she wants most are the little things

[Chorus]
Thats what she gets
Thats what she gets
Thats what she gets for loving me

At times I lay awake at night
Stare at her laying by my side
Knowin there in her heart as she sleeps
She can forever count on me

[Repeat Chorus]

Whatever turns her on
Im here to do it
Till the day they write my name in stone
Ill live to prove it

[Repeat Chorus (2x)]

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