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当一切逝去,我们只有起舞(Dance in the dark when all have gone)

They say it's the last song
They don't know us, you see
It's only the last song
If we let it be
----《Dancer in the dark》片尾字幕

很早之前就把电影下载到硬盘上,结果只在这一天的深夜的时候看完这部电影,开始看的时候是抱着一种完成夙愿的感觉的:是的,我又完成了很久以前许下的愿望,看完这部电影。
电影的镜头进入很慢,几乎没有什么矛盾的冲突和激荡,甚至镜头的抖动都可以让人感到是一部平常人拍的DV:技术粗糙而充满生活感,这跟一些时下的大片格格不入--你知道,这样的抖动感让人感到了业余,但却让我感到了接近于我们的生活状态--我们的生活,从来不经过剪接就开始播放了。可正是这一切欺骗了我,我从来不会想过,我会对这部电影如此的动容。

Selma具有非凡的音乐天赋。然而,她却是一个单亲母亲,此外,她也具有先天性的不幸:她的眼睛由于遗传,将逐渐失明,而她的儿子也将步她的后尘。于是生命的场景开始在她的眼睛中展开。她逐渐失明,失去工作,可是她内心的信念就是让孩子不再失明。她不舍得为儿子买脚踏车,因为她要节省,节省这爱,以挽留儿子的眼睛。可是她的邻居Bill是个可怜的人,他痛苦异常,由于妻子的奢侈生活,他不再能像一个体面的男人一样出手大方。他甚至对拿过他的枪的Selma说:shot me,please shot me. 生活的压力让他想到了死。可他始终没有勇气吞弹自杀,却只能恳求Selma向他开枪。他死了,接着就是一个催人泪下的故事。

看多了美国大片的人往往喜欢皆大欢喜的结局,然而更多人忽略了,这生命的结局并非都是皆大欢喜。Selma没有得救,因为她始终坚持着对邻居Bill的诺言:沉默是金。对于儿子和自己的生命,她选择了前者。她继续在黑暗中起舞。这个不能失去音乐的母亲,在牢狱中幻想的乐声中踢踏起舞,她流泪、歌唱,生活再一次的显现。

当Jeff对Selma说I love you的时候,我忽然忍不住的流出泪来。这时候的Selma已经放弃了自己的生命,可是她还是在对Jeff--这个爱着她的男人--说:"Don't cry Jeff, Jeff, don't cry, just be fine."当Jeff轻声的说出"I love you"的时候,Selma再也忍不住的哭了出来。或者只有在分别的那一刻,这一句话才足够让人刻骨铭心--因为那就是生离死别。

在Selma和女狱警一起数那走向死亡的107步的时候,乐声再次响起,Selma再一次的开始歌唱。她恐惧得站不起来,可还是音乐伴随她走完了最后的生命历程。面对着行刑时给她的黑头套,她如此的恐惧,她失去了一贯的坚强,她开始失声的痛哭。可是她还是镇定了下来,就在她的朋友把她儿子的眼镜塞进了她手中之后,她开始歌唱,用往常的音调,却没有伴唱团。可是木板嘎然下落,她的歌声兀然的终止,手中的眼镜跌落。

作为一个母亲,她付出的爱是没有后路的。作为另一个男人Jeff,他付出的是没有期望的,这是无望的爱。可是他们都如此的付出了,这情感在人群中显得平凡而伟大。可是我再也不会看这部电影第二次。如很多人所说的那样,不忍再看一次。电影中的悲伤让我不能自持,从歌唱走向死亡,从爱走向离别,都不着痕迹,没有起落,没有冲突,平实得像我们的生活。甚至说,你总会在这部电影里找到你的生活痕迹,为此,我垂泪许久。

另外,不能忘记的是电影中的音乐,每一段都让人心动,优美异常,却心痛无比。特别是片中的《I've Seen It All 》,让我再一次的失言。我看到了一切,我还能企求什么?就像我当下的生活,我们拥有的太多,我们还奢求些什么?

影片最后的字幕是刺眼的黑底白字,一切缓缓浮过,只剩下黑暗。或者这就是我们终将面对的结局。当一些事物逝去,仅留下象征着虚无的黑暗给我们自己。
Dance in the dark when all have gone, yes , we can only do that.

附:I've Seen It All

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  Björk
  I've seen it all
  I have seen the trees
  I have seen the willow leaves
  Dancing in the breeze
  )
  
  Yorke
  I've seen a man killed
  By his best friend,
  And lives that were over
  Before they were spent.
  
  
  Björk & Yorke
  I've seen what I was
  And I know what I'll be
  I've seen it all
  There is no more to see
  
  
  Björk
  You haven't seen elephants
  Kings or Peru
  
  Yorke
  I'm happy to say
  I had better to do
  
  
  Björk
  What about China?
  Have you seen the Great Wall?
  
  Yorke
  All walls are great
  If the roof doesn't fall
  And the man you will marry
  The home you will share
  
  
  Björk
  To be honest
  I really don't care
  
  [gibberish]
  
  
  Yorke
  You've never been
  To Niagara Falls
  
  
  Björk
  I have seen water
  It's water, that's all
  
  
  Yorke
  The Eiffel Tower
  The Empire State
  
  Björk
  My pulse was as high
  On my very first date
  
  Yorke
  And your grandson's hand
  As he plays with your hair
  
  Björk
  To be honest
  I really don't care
  
  
  [gibberish]
  
  
  Björk & Yorke
  I've seen it all
  I've seen the dark
  I've seen the brightness
  In one little spark
  I've seen what I chose
  And I've seen what I need
  And that is enough
  To want more would be greed
  I've seen what I was
  And I know what I'll be
  I've seen it all
  There is no more to see
  
  
  Yorke
  You've seen it all
  And all you have seen
  You can always review on
  Your own little screen
  The light and the dark
  The big and the small
  Just keep in mind
  You need no more at all
  
  
  Björk & Yorke
  You've seen what you were
  And know what you'll be
  You've seen it all
  There is no more to see
  
  
  Tom Yorke,Björk。。。。。。
  

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