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80年代好莱坞歌舞电影

1984年经典青春歌舞电影《Footloose (浑身是劲)》今年上映翻拍版,作为对80年代原作以及一系列歌舞主题电影的致敬。 当年电影的多首朗朗上口的主题曲成为一时流行。而同一个年代多部歌舞电影,也各有经典。据美联社(Associated Press)影评家Christy Lemire评论,趁着《Footloose》的翻拍,观众可以重新怀旧一番, 回忆当年的经典旋律。

除了《Footloose》外,其它著名的80年代歌舞电影包括:

1980年 《Fame》

画面裸露镜头较多,但音乐感强劲、旋律大众化,令人印象深刻。特别留意的是主演的Irene Cara也是《Flashdance》里面那首著名的《What A Feeling》的演唱者

This movie seemed so racy in its day — the uncomfortable nude scene involving Irene Cara and a creepy photographer, the ballet-dancer abortion — but my exceedingly cool, film-loving mother allowed me to see it when I was just a little girl. The fact that the songs were so high-energy, so poignant, and ultimately so crowd-pleasing is what made this movie acceptable for kids my age. The idea that high school students would bust out and sing “Hot Lunch” in the cafeteria, or stop traffic to rock out to the film’s theme song, was pretty inspiring back then. And of course we all tried to keep up with Cara on “Out Here on My Own,” even though we didn’t have the vocals — or the life experience — to make it work. (Christy Lemire)

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1980年《Xanadu》

主角很漂亮,而且边唱歌边踩轮滑的场面很美

I have vivid memories of listening to this soundtrack — on 8-track, no less — during carpool on the way to school in the morning. At age 8, I basically wanted to be Olivia Newton-John: She was so pretty and seemed so nice and she could sing and roller skate at the same time. Her collaboration here with Electric Light Orchestra — the combination of her pleasant, pitch-perfect soprano voice and their driving, theatrical sound — was, if you’ll pardon the pun, “Magic.” That’s still a gorgeous song, by the way, as is “Suddenly,” Newton-John’s duet with Cliff Richard. My mom repeatedly caught me belting out these songs and the title tune, and while I was embarrassed at the time, I wasn’t alone in my love of this music, as evidenced by the Broadway musical “Xanadu” inspired.(Christy Lemire)

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1983年《Flashdance》

Jennifer Beals的经典作品,剧中造型成为当时的流行时尚。主题曲获得奥斯卡最佳音乐奖。

She’s just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night looking for the fight of her life. Is that so wrong? Rarely do you see a woman who’s a welder by day and dancer by night, but back in the `80s you did in the film that made Jennifer Beals a star and became a pop-culture phenomenon. You know you cut the neck out of more than a few sweatshirts back then. “Flashdance” came out during the early years of MTV when they actually showed videos, and the clip for “Maniac” was in heavy rotation that summer, featuring Beals’ character leaping, spinning, stomping her feet. Director Adrian Lyne made self-aware, sleazy cheese but the music — including the Oscar-winning theme song, sung once again by Cara — made it palatable for a mainstream audience.(Christy Lemire)

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1984年《Purple Rain》

虽然故事略显煽情,但每首单曲都十分棒。另外,这部电影当年曾邀请JB参与演出,但由于《Flashdance》之后JB选择回到耶鲁继续学业,因此推掉了这部电影。

Every single song in this movie is ridiculously great — and that includes the stuff from Morris Day and The Time. Just try staying in your seat when “Jungle Love” comes on. It can’t be done. As for the Prince soundtrack itself, we wore out the tape, we listened to it so much in junior high school. We made up silly dances to “I Would Die 4 U” and “Baby I’m a Star,” and thought we were so daring for not only listening to but singing along with “Darling Nikki.” The movie itself is pretty melodramatic in retrospect, but Prince wrote some of his most indelible songs for it, and even won an Oscar for best score.(Christy Lemire)

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1987年《Dirty Dancing》

充满青春激情,极有感染力

I recall sobbing uncontrollably pretty much from the time Patrick Swayze utters his famous line, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner,” to the time he lifts Jennifer Grey high above his head in the film’s climactic dance number. Yes, I was a dork. But listening to this soundtrack afterward, ad nauseam, took me back to that surge of adolescent emotion. And my dad was happy to endure it because it featured oldies like “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. Now it seems sort of lame that “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is used to sell us resort vacations. Back then, though, it really did feel like the time of our lives. (Christy Lemire)

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原文来源:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/10/13/national/a154222D84.DTL

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