外语教育网
您的位置:外语教育网 > 英语影音 > 影视追踪 > 电影赏析 正文
  • 站内搜索:

电影片段欣赏:律政俏佳人II

2005-12-19 00:00竞学网

    摘自轻喜剧影片《律政悄佳人II》(Legally BlondeII)中Woods演讲的一段。——为了给自己心爱的小狗Bruiser争取权利,身为律师的女主人公Elle Woods只身来到华盛顿。国会里,穿着时尚的金发美女站在黑压压的一群西服革履的议员面前,没有政治家贯有的高谈阔论,只是以自己失败的新发型为例,告诉人们要热心公益、要主动投身于改变自身政治处境的行动中。

    短短一小段演讲却起伏不断。比如,她看到高深莫测的国会议员们对她表现出不以为然,便刻意强调“我要告诉你们的远比一项单一的法案重要,这对每一个美国人都至关重要”,议员们的注意力被调动起来后她却说,“是关于我的头发”。好了,不说了,自己品味。

    Elle: I came to Washington to help my dog Bruiser……and somewhere around the way……I learned a really unexpected lesson. I know what you are thinking——Who's this girl? And what could this simple, small-town girl from Bel Air……have to say to all of us? I'll tell you. It's about something that's bigger than me……or any single act of legislation. This is about a matter that should be at……the highest importance to every American……My hair.

    There's this salon in Beverly Hills. It's really fancy and beautiful. It's impossible to get an appointment. Unless you're Julia Roberts or from "Friends"……You can just forget it. But one day they called me. They had an opening. So I was going to finally get the chance……to sit in one of those sacred beauty chairs. I was so excited. Then the colorist……gave me Brassy Brigitte instead of Harlow Honey. The shampoo girl washed my hair with spiral perm solution……instead of color-intensive moisturizing shampoo. Finally stylist……gave me a bob……with bangs. Suffice to say, it was just wrong. All wrong. For me, you know.

    First I was angry. Then I realized my anger was completely misdirected. This wasn't salon's fault. I had sat there and witnessed this injustice……and had let it happen. I didn't get involved in the process. I forgot to use my voice. I forgot to believe in myself. But now I know better. I know that one honest voice can be louder than a crowd. I know that if we lose our voice……or if we let those who speak on our behalf……compromise our voice, then this country……this country is in for a really bad haircut. So speak up, America. Speak up! Speak up for the home of the brave. Speak up for the land of the free gift with purchase. Speak up, America. Speak up! And remember……you're beautiful. Thank you.

    重点讲解

    Woods是说,这个她梦寐以求的美容店平时是预约不上的(appointment 预订),在终于给了她享受服务一次机会(opening 空缺)后,却把她的发型整得很糟糕:不是她想要的颜色,没有用她希望的洗发香波,最后还把浓密的长发剪得很短。她在气愤之余认识到,这不是美容店的错,是因为自己没有参与其中,只作为旁观者任由别人摆布。她借此发出感言,人们应该大胆而诚实地表达自己的意愿,不要让它打折扣(compromise使妥协),要大声说出来(speak up)。否则,这个国家就会像她剪了个失败的头型一样遭受不幸(be in for要遭到)。

    影片中出现的“Beauty Salon”是一个美容、美发、美甲的场所。对白中与理发相关的词还有:colorist(n.染发工)、stylist(n.发型设计师)、shampoo(n.洗发,洗发水)、spiral(a.螺旋型的,盘旋的)、perm(n.电烫,烫发)、haircut(n.剪发的方式)、moisturize(v.使增加水分,变潮湿,补水)、bob(n.短发)、bangs(n.刘海)是要特别记忆的。

考试英语系列辅导课程
周 涵著名职称英语辅导专家,十余年职称英语教学实践……详情>>
周涵:职称英语辅导名师
赵文通资深学位英语辅导专家,深谙命题方向及重点、难点……详情>>
赵文通:学位英语考试辅导名师
冉继军北京大学博士,知名高校教师,雅思权威辅导专家……详情>>
冉继军:雅思考试辅导名师

  1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。
  2、本网部分资料为网上搜集转载,均尽力标明作者和出处。对于本网刊载作品涉及版权等问题的,请作者与本网站联系,本网站核实确认后会尽快予以处理。本网转载之作品,并不意味着认同该作品的观点或真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人转载使用,请与著作权人联系,并自负法律责任。
  3、联系方式
  编辑信箱:for68@cdeledu.com
  电话:010-82319999-2371