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Dreamgirls《追梦女郎》(精讲之四)(组图)

  影片对白
Martin Luther King, Jr. : The motor is now cranked up and wearemoving up the highway of freedom toward the city of equality.Andwe can"t afford to stop now, because our nation has a datewithdestiny. We must keep moving. I have a dream this afternoonthatone day center here in Detroit, Negroes will be able to buy ahouseanywhere that their money will carry them, and they will beable toget a job.

  Woman: Made my peach cobbler!

  Effie: Curtis!

  Curtis: Hey, baby, you know my sisters.

  Effie: Tell me something. Do you think it"s center to promoteanamateur performer over a professional?

  Curtis: I don"t know what this is about.

  Effie: It"s about fairness, Curtis. It"s about people payingtheirdues. Ain"t that what you keep telling me? "Get in line,Effie. Waityour turn." So why am I sitting here without so much asa B-side onthe 45 when an amateur like Martin Luther King, Jr.Gets his ownfreakin" album? I mean, can he even sing?

  Curtis: All center, that was a good one.

  Effie: You"re a great man, Curtis. Isn"t your brother agreatman?

  妙语佳句,活学活用

  1. Crank up

  这里的意思是"Get started",例如:The theater season is cranking up withfourbenefit performances. 这是一个1930年代的俚语,来自于"转动曲柄以发动汽车"。


  2. Pay one"s dues

  意思是"Earn something through hard work, long experience,orsuffering 获得自己应得的",例如:She"d paid her dues in small-townshowsbefore she finally got a Broadway part.

  3. in line

  这里的in line 是指"prepared; ready",get in line 的意思就是get prepared。

  4. B-side on the 45

  A 45 was an old fashioned record album in the US in the 1960s.TheB-side was the second side of the album, where less populartuneswere put. Effie 意指自己的"不受重视,不得意"。

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   It"s about fairness, Curtis. It"s about peoplepayingtheir dues.

  文化面面观

  黑人民权运动家马丁·路德·金(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  Civil centers champion Martin Luther King, Jr. was born inAtlanta,GA, on January 15, 1929; progressing through MorehouseCollege,Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University, hegrewincreasingly influenced by Mahatma Ghandi"s non-violentstrategiesfor social change, completing his Ph.D. in systematictheology in1955. Rejecting a series of academic offers, Kinginstead opted tobecome pastor of Montgomery, AL"s Dexter AvenueBaptist Church; onDecr 5, 1955 -- just five days after Rosa Parks"landmark refusalto conform to the city"s segregationist busingpolicies -- he wasnamed president of the new Montgomery ImprovementAssociation,setting his public career into motion. Spearheading thelocalAfrican-American community"s boycott of the city"s bus system,Kingrose to national renown, even as his house was firebombed andhefaced conviction on charges of conspiracy against the buscompany.Still, as 1956 drew to a close, Montgomery"s busesbecameintegrated and the United States Supreme Court declaredAlabama"ssegregation laws unconstitutional.
  From the Gallery of 20th century martyrs at WestminsterAbbey-Mother Elizabeth of Russia, Martin Luther King, ArchbishopOscarRomero, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  In 1957, King joined with other African-American religiousleadersto found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; ayear later,he published his first book, Stride Toward Freedom: TheMontgomeryStory. As the 1960s dawned, he was widely regarded asblackAmerica"s preeminent spokesman, although his policiesofnon-violence were often in conflict with younger, moremilitantfactions of the civil centers movement; mass demonstrationsincommunities throughout the U.S. culminated in the August 28,1963,march on Washington, D.C., where, on the steps of theLincolnMemorial, King delivered his celebrated "I have a dream"speech toan audience of over 250,000 protesters. That Decr he wasnamed Timemagazine"s Man of the Year, and a year later collectedthe NobelPeace Prize. However, internal divisions within the blackcommunitythreatened to undermine his leadership, as emerging voiceslikeMalcolm X and Stokely Carmichael offered a stark counterpointtoKing"s peaceful methods.

  Of course, King encountered his greatest resistance fromwhiteleaders -- FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged a bitter warofsurveillance and harassment, declaring him "the most dangerousmanin America, and a moral degenerate." King also lost the supportofmany white liberals for his criticism of the UnitedStates"involvement in the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Still, heforgedon, mounting a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery marchwhichproved pivotal in the passage of the Voting centers Act laterthatyear. While in Memphis, TN, to speak out on a localsanitationworkers" strike, King was assassinated on April 4, 1968;althoughJames Earl Ray was convicted of the murder, the caseremains asource of controversy and conjecture even decades afterthe fact.In the wake of his death, his widow, Coretta ScottKing,established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center forNonviolentSocial Change, and in 1986 his birthday was declared afederalholiday. Many of King"s most celebrated speeches areavailable ascommercial recordings. (Jason Ankeny, All MusicGuide)

  考考你

  将下面的对话译成英语。

  Curtis: I don"t know what this is about.

  Effie: It"s about fairness, Curtis. It"s about people payingtheirdues. Ain"t that what you keep telling me? "Get in line,Effie. Waityour turn." So why am I sitting here without so much asa B-side onthe 45 when an amateur like Martin Luther King, Jr.Gets his ownfreakin" album? I mean, can he even sing?

  Dreamgirls《追梦女郎》(精讲之三)考考你 参考答案

  1. I know what you cats are trying to do, and you can forgetit.James Early ain"t no street-corner punk looking for his firstdate.He"s an established artist with a recording contract.

  我知道你们这些人想干嘛,你们还是算了吧。詹姆斯·厄里可不是业余歌手,他是个有名望的签约艺术家。

  2. All I"m asking is one record, man. One song with a simplehook."Look at me in my pretty car, makes me feel like a moviestar." Youknow where all the hits happen these days? In cars, man.Songs thatmake you feel good while you"re driving yourautomobile.

  我要求的只是一张唱片,一首简单的、能让人们记住的歌。"驾着美丽的车,感觉自己像个电影明星"。你知道这年头排行榜首的都是些什么歌吗?都是关于汽车的,朋友,都是那些让你在开车时感觉良好的歌。

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