Michael Jackson's This Is It

片名:Michael Jackson's This Is It(麥可傑克森未來的未來演唱會電影)

導演:Kenny Ortega

主要演員:Michael Jackson

類型:演唱會紀錄片

 

電影簡介:

  『麥可傑克森未來的未來演唱會電影』主要是以Michael Jackson預定於2009年復出演唱會倫敦場的排練側錄影片為素材剪輯而成,並交由『歌舞青春』的導演Kenny Ortega執導,電影名稱則沿用Michael生前未能完成的演唱會名稱"This Is It"。

 

  Sony Pictures Entertainment透過AEG現場娛樂公司(AEG Live)和傑克森家族同意取得這次電影裡使用的影片素材,共計上百小時的側錄片段,為此Sony支付了六千萬美元,其中還協議電影裡不能出現可能醜化Michael或造成其負面形象的鏡頭。

 

  本片導演Kenny Ortega在電影中也收錄了一些Michael為了演唱會所準備全新的MV片段(如:"Thriller"、"Smooth Crimimal"),並且在部分場景上以3D形式製作,企圖給歌迷們感受更震撼的臨場感,可說是一場視覺與聽覺的超高享受。

 

  全片呈現出Michael在工作上完美主義的特質,敏感的音樂細胞讓他對掌握觀眾氣氛有獨到見解,時時展現舞蹈編排的創意將其靈魂注入演出當中,即使他擁有巨星的身份卻仍然謙卑的態度更令人激賞,這些精采回顧也成為Michael最後一次獻給歌迷們的禮物,Kenny Ortega說:『這是一個非常私人和獨家的一次機會,可以一探這個創造性天才的世界』, 而這對每個因Michael而擁有獨特回憶的廣大歌迷們來說,又何嘗不是呢!

 

電影演唱會曲目:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_This_Is_It#Songs_featured_in_the_film

 


觀後感: 

  抽了空去看了"Michael Jackson's  This Is It",電影接近尾聲時,一首"Man In The Mirror"差點讓筆者噴淚,這首歌是Michael所有單曲中筆者的最愛啊!

 

  回想當年因為與大弟為了雙M(Michael & Madonna)孰輕孰重爭論不休而刻意的忽視這位巨星,他的單曲一概不聽,專輯完全不買,有負面新聞時還會一陣冷潮熱諷將其揶揄一番;直到某日在電台聽到"Man In The Mirror"後,驚覺自己可能因此錯過參與流行音樂界裡最璀璨耀眼巨星的追逐歷程,才猶如當頭棒喝般覺醒。

 

  因為這支單曲,讓筆者有機會重新認識Michael Jackson,開始聽他的歌,開始收集他的專輯、單曲,從他個人專輯買到The Jackson 5時期的作品,只要在市面上還看的到的都將其一一買齊,不管是否是因為虧欠心態,但這一切不就是身為一個當代西洋流行樂迷所必須做的一件事嗎?

 

  真正接觸Michael之後,從他的許多創作及歌曲裡,能感受到其身為巨星卻擁有如孩童般純真的心靈,身為流行樂界領導者卻依舊有顆慈悲關懷的心,他不是一個唱唱舞曲只會跳舞的歌手;從不分彼此以愛出發的"We Are The World"、改變自己開始來創造美好世界的"Man In The Mirror"、為生命付出關懷以此治癒世界的"Heal The World"、為愛滋男孩而唱的"Gone To Soon"、到為地球而唱充滿環保意識的"Earth Song",一首首深具人性關懷的作品問世,他企圖運用個人有限的力量去影響喜愛他的樂迷,進而創造出無限大的能量為我們所生存的環境做出努力,直到Michael死後這部演唱會電影"This Is It"都還在宣揚他的理念,除了感動,還是感動。

 

  居高臨下的孤獨,眾所矚目的壓力,令他無法喘息,他拿過無數的獎項,賺進了大把的鈔票,但也遭受許多流言蜚語的波及,整形、漂白傳言甚囂、性侵兒童事件他更無力反抗,在2002年時Michael終究將其憤怒化為文字控訴人們對他的不公。

我已經厭倦了被人操縱的感覺。這種壓迫是真實存在的!他們是撒謊者,歷史書也是謊言滿佈。你必須知道,所有的流行音樂,從爵士到搖滾到hip-hop,然後到舞曲,都是黑人 創造的!但這都被逼到了史書的角落裡去!你從來沒見過一個黑人出現在它的封面上,你只會看到貓王,看到滾石樂隊,可誰才是真正的先驅呢? 自從我打破唱片紀錄開始——我打破了貓王的紀錄,我打破了披頭四的紀錄——然後呢?他們叫我畸形人,同性戀者,性騷擾小孩的怪胎!他們說我漂白了自己的皮膚,做一切可做的來詆毀我,這些都是陰謀!當我站在鏡前時看著自己,我知道,我是個黑人!

 

  無論這些詆毀真實性為何,當Michael嚥下最後一口氣後,一切都已成為過去,身為MJ的歌迷,他依然是我心中的傳奇,永遠的傳奇。

 

  在此就以筆者最愛的這首"Man In The Mirror"作為本文結尾。Rest in Peace, M.J. 

 


Man In The Mirror
Songwriters: Ballard, Glen; Garrett, Siedah

Ooh ooh ooh aah
Gotta make a change
For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I turned up the collar on
A favorite winter coat
This wind is blowin' my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer's disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man's soul
They follow each other
On the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change, yey
Na na na, na na na, na na na na oh ho

I've been a victim of
A selfish kinda love
It's time that I realize
There are some with no home
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really pretending that they're not alone

A willow deeply scarred
Somebody's broken heart
And a washed out dream
(Washed out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah)
I'm asking him to change his ways, yeah
(Change)
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change
You gotta get it right, while you got the time
'Cause when you close your heart
(You can't close your, your mind)
Then you close your mind

(That man, that man, that man)
(That man, that man, that man)
(With the man in the mirror, oh yeah)
(That man you know, that man you know)
(That man you know, that man you know)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Change)
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself then make that change

(Na na na, na na na, na na na na)
Ooh
Oh yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
(Na na na, na na na, na na na na)

Oh no
Oh no, I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good
Sure mon
(Change)
Just lift yourself
You know, you got to stop it yourself
(Yeah)
Oh
Make that change
(I gotta make that change today, oh)
(Man in the mirror)
You got to, you got to not let yourself, brother oh
Yeah
You know that
(Make that change)
(I gotta make that make me then make)
You got, you got to move
Sure mon, sure mon
You got to
(Stand up, stand up, stand up)
Make that change
Stand up and lift yourself, now
(Man in the mirror)
Make that change
(Gonna make that change, sure mon)
(Man in the mirror)
You know it, you know it, you know it, you know
(Change)
Make that change

 

  


註:

1. 文章圖片(上右)為Michael Jackson's This Is It宣傳海報,(中)為Michael自畫像,皆轉貼自網路。

2. "Man In The Mirror"影片轉貼自http://www.youtube.com,uploaded & Chinese lyrics by thatzallok。

3. Michael Jackson辯白文一段轉貼自http://news.wenweipo.com/2009/07/04/IN0907040051.htm

4. 電影演唱會曲目資料源自維基百科。

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