2009年04月01日

ハリウッドの作曲家モーリス・ジャール氏死去


Maurice Jarre, Hollywood Composer, Dies at 84
( New York Times )

Maurice Jarre, a composer who mastered the musical idiom of the
Hollywood epic and was nominated nine times for Academy Awards,
winning three, died Saturday in Malibu. He was 84.

He died after a short illness, said his agent, Laura Engel, speaking on behalf of Mr. Jarre’s wife, Fong.

Mr. Jarre won all three of his Academy Awards for films directed by David Lean, whose exotic locales served as fodder for Mr. Jarre’s lush musical imagination. Whether evoking the deserts of Arabia for “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), the Russian steppes for “Dr. Zhivago” (1965) or the Indian subcontinent in “A Passage to India” (1984), Mr. Jarre’s vivid scoring for percussion -- he was a percussionist
himself -- his use of wide intervals to suggest vast landscapes and his appropriation of musical modes indigenous to the films’ settings, made the music a crucial element of the romance and spectacle of the stories.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・locale 現場、場面、舞台
・lush (草が)青々と茂る、新鮮な
・vivid (色・光などが)鮮やかな、(描写などが)生き生きとした
・interval  (時間・場所の)間隔、合間、(音楽)音程
・crucial 決定的な、重大な


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2009年02月25日

アカデミー賞、『スラムドッグ』の夜


A ‘Slumdog’ Kind of Night at the Oscar Ceremony
( New York Times )

“Slumdog Millionaire” and its director, Danny Boyle, with their modern-day fairy tale about hope and hard times in the slums of Mumbai, pushed aside big-studio contenders to sweep top honors at the 81st annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Accepting the best director award, Mr. Boyle paid tribute to the people of Mumbai, who figured by the thousands in his film. “You dwarf even this guy,” he said, looking at his Oscar statuette. Minutes later, “Slumdog Millionaire” was named best picture, helping give the evening a distinctly international tilt.

In one of the night’s few surprises, the best foreign language film went to “Departures,” a drama about an unemployed cellist, from Japan. Many observers had predicted “Waltz With Bashir,” an Israeli animated drama about that country’s past war in Lebanon, would take that prize.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・fairy tale おとぎ話(fairy:妖精)
・tribute 感謝の言葉、賛辞、みつぎ物、捧げ物
・dwarf 小びと、小さくする・見せる
・statuette 小像(statue:像)
・distinctly はっきりと、際立って
・predict 予言する


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2008年10月08日

名優・緒形拳さん、死去


Screen great Ken Ogata dead at 71
( Japan Times )

Ken Ogata, known for his energetic performances in numerous films and TV dramas, including the 1983 movie "Narayama Bushiko" ("Ballad of Narayama"), died Sunday, sources close to him said Tuesday. He was 71.

At his final news conference, Ogata said of his role, "People get old not by choice . . . (age) will lead to some disease, and lead to death, whether you like it or not."


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2008年09月29日

ハリウッドの巨星墜つ〜ポール・ニューマン氏死去


Paul Newman, a Magnetic Titan of Hollywood, Is Dead at 83
( New York Times )

Paul Newman, one of the last of the great 20th-century movie stars, died Friday at his home in Westport, Conn. He was 83.

If Marlon Brando and James Dean defined the defiant American male as a sullen rebel, Paul Newman recreated him as a likable renegade, a strikingly handsome figure of animal high spirits and blue-eyed candor whose magnetism was almost impossible to resist, whether the character was Hud, Cool Hand Luke or Butch Cassidy.

He acted in more than 65 movies over more than 50 years, drawing on a physical grace, unassuming intelligence and good humor that made it all seem effortless.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・sullen 不きげんな、むっつりした
・renegade 背教者、脱党者、裏切り者
・strikingly 著しく、目立って.
・grace 優美、優雅、上品


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2008年08月06日

ソビエトと戦った文豪、89歳で死す


Solzhenitsyn, Literary Giant Who Defied Soviets, Dies at 89
( New York Times )

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose stubborn, lonely and combative literary struggles gained the force of prophecy as he revealed the heavy afflictions of Soviet Communism in some of the most powerful works of the 20th century, died late on Sunday at the age of 89 in Moscow.

Mr. Solzhenitsyn outlived by nearly 17 years the Soviet state and
system he had battled through years of imprisonment, ostracism and exile.

Mr. Solzhenitsyn had been an obscure, middle-aged, unpublished high school science teacher in a provincial Russian town when he burst onto the literary stage in 1962 with “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.” The book, a mold-breaking novel about a prison camp inmate, was a sensation. Suddenly he was being compared to giants of Russian literature like Tolstoy, Dostoyevski and Chekhov.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・prophecy 予言
・imprisonment 投獄、監禁
・ostracism 排斥、村八分
・exile 国外追放、亡命、日本で人気のあるヴォーカル&ダンスグループ
・provincial 地方の、田舎の
・prison camp 捕虜収容所
・inmate (病院・刑務所などの)収容者


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