Παρασκευή, Απριλίου 04, 2008

"it stole my sleep last night"


- and how are you today little girl?
- i have a bad cough. it stole my sleep last night.

κολλάω λίγο με τις λέξεις. αυτό το "it stole my sleep last night" μου άρεσε πολύ. δε ξέρω γιατί. ίσως γιατί καθημερινά χρησιμοποιώ τα αγγλικά περισσότερο ως τεχνικό μέσο για τη δουλειά μου παρά ως ουσιαστικό μέσο επικοινωνίας και χρειάζονται τέτοιες απλές προτασούλες για να περάσω από το αποστειρωμένο επιστημονικό λεξιλόγιο στην πραγματική γλώσσα.

πάντα όμως κολλούσα με τις λέξεις. μερικές φορές ξαναβλέπω ταινίες μόνο και μόνο γιατί μου αρέσουν οι διάλογοι. ας πούμε, να ένα κορυφαίο διαλογάκι από το high fidelity, το οποίο νομίζω μπορώ να ξαναδώ άπειρες φορές.

rob> i'm sorry, but can we get this straight? what is his fucking name, ian or ray? what do you call him?
laura> ray. i hate ian.
rob> i hate him too.

ιδού και η συνέχεια του διαλόγου από το script-o-rama.


ROB
I'm sorry, but can we get this
straight? What is his fucking
name, Ian or Ray? What do you call
him?

LAURA
Ray. I hate Ian.

ROB
I hate him too. So I just call him
"Mavis." Or "Sissyboy." Or "Mavis
the Sissyboy."

Laura starts laughing, laying on the couch on her back, very
close to Rob. Rob leans in, sort of looking down into her
eyes.

ROB
This is where you're supposed to
say that you haven't laughed this
much in ages, and then you see the
error of your ways.

LAURA
You make me laugh much more than
Ray does, if that's what you're
getting at. But I already knew you
could make me laugh. It's
everything else I don't know about.

ROB
You know I'm a good person.

LAURA
Mmm hmm.

ROB
You know that I can cook my ass off
when I feel like it.

LAURA
Oh ho, so very infrequently.

He moves a little closer.

ROB
You know my favorite beverage is
your bath water.

She laughs. He moves in, not really trying to kiss her but
leaving the door open for her... She almost goes for it, but
instead gets to her feet.

LAURA
Time to go.

She goes to her bags. Rob points to a pile of CDs.

ROB
Don't forget your CDs.

LAURA
Those aren't mine.

ROB
Sure they are.

LAURA
They're not really, though, are
they? I know you bought them for
me, and that was really sweet of
you, but that was when you were
trying to turn me into you. I
can't take them, I know they'd just
sit around staring at me, and I'd
feel embarrassed by them and...
they don't fit in with the rest of
what's mine, do you understand?
That Sting record you bought for
me... that was a present for me. I
like Sting and you hate him. But
the rest of this stuff...
(bending down to the pile)
Who the hell is Nick Lowe? Or Gram
Parsons? Or the Boredoms? I don't
know these people. I...

ROB
Okay, okay. I get the picture.

LAURA
I'm sorry to go on about it. But,
I don't know, there's a lesson here
somewhere, and I want to make sure
you get it.

ROB
I got it. You like Sting but you
don't like Gram Parsons, because
you've never heard of him.

LAURA
You're being deliberately obtuse.

ROB
I guess I am.

LAURA
Well, think about it.

She hefts the duffel bag, opens the door and exits.

ROB
Fuck.



5 σχολιάκια:

reclutamiento massivo είπε..

"kissing their hellos"
kai auto me aresei

Ανώνυμος είπε..

ti oraia pou einai na vriskeis kai allous pou na kollane sta idia pragmatakia!thanx.couldn't help popping in :)

Σοφία είπε..

Ενδιαφέρουσα έκφραση. Πρώτη φορά την ακούω.

Alejandro είπε..

to Fakiris: I hope you haven't lost your sleep completely :)
...looking for your next post

φακίρης είπε..

-υπερκαθυστερημένες απαντησούλες-

reclutamiento massivo: ναι-ναι, ωραίο κι αυτό. μου θύμισες το "tom's diner" τώρα (suzan vega), κάπου το λέει.

ανωνυμέιρος-ανωνυμέιρα: φιλ φρι του ποπ ιν ενι τάιμ :)

σοφία: γειάαα, καιρό έχομε να τα ειπούμε (δε βοηθάει και το γεγονός ότι απαντάω μετά από μερικούς μήνες στα σχόλια :)

alejandro: άσε κομπλίτλι λέμε. για να καταλάβεις και τώρα πρωί είναι αλλά δεν μόλις-ξύπνησα.