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ブルック・シールズのスピーチ@マイケルジャクソン追悼式

7月7日に行われたマイケル・ジャクソン(Michael Jackson)追悼式でのブルック・シールズ(Brooke Shields)のスピーチがとても感動的だったので字幕をつけてみました。

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Michael was one of a kind. I am thinking back to when... er... we met and the many times that we spent together. And whenever we were out together, there would be pictures taken. There would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like "an odd couple" or "an unlikely pair." But to us, it was the most natural and easiest of friendships.

I was 13 when we met. And from that day on, our friendship grew. Michael always knew that he could count on me to support him or be his date... and that we would have fun no matter where we were. We had a bond.

And maybe it was because we both understood what it was like to be in the spot light from a very very young age. I used to tease him and I would say, "You know, I started when I was 11 months old. You are a slacker. You were what, 5?"

Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun. We never collaborated together, we never performed together, or danced on the same stage. Although he did try in vein, one night... er... to unsuccessfully teach me the moonwalk. And he just basically just shook his head and crossed his arms at my attempt.

We never filmed a video or recorded a song, but what we did do was laugh. It was always a competition to see who can make the other one laugh more or be sillier. Michael loved to laugh. His heart would just burst out of him when he was laughing. He adored it when I did silly imitations or told him stories about my life.

MJ's laugh was the sweetest and purest laugh of anyone's I had ever known. His sense of humor was delightful. And he was very mischievous. I remember... erm... it was the night before Elizabeth Taylor's wedding. And he had called me prior and asked if I would join him. He didn't want to be alone for all the festivities.

And... erm... it was the night before the big day. Michael and I tried to sneak in to get the first peek of the dress. And we were just giggling like crazy, and we almost passed out in his hysterics when we realized that Elizabeth was actually asleep in the bed. We thought she was in an entirely different room. And we had to laugh and sneak out.

Then, at the point of the wedding when there was the first dance... erm... basically, we had to joke that we were the mother and father of the bride. Yes, it may have seemed very odd to the outside, but we made it fun and we made it real.

When we started wearing the glove, I was like, "What's up with the glove?" I was like, "Look, if you're gonna hold my hand, it better be the non-gloved one because sequins really hurt me... they dig in." He'd just shake his head and he would just smile. He loved to be teased. Seeing him smile made you feel like everything's going to be alright.

To the outside world, Michael was a genius with unchallenged ability. To the people who were lucky enough to know him personally, he was caring and funny, honest, pure, non-jaded, and he was a lover of life. He cared so deeply for his family, and his friends, and his fans.

He was often referred to as the king, but the Michael that I knew always reminded me more of the little prince. Thinking of him now, I'd like to share a passage from the book.

"What moves me so deeply about this sleeping prince is his loyalty to a flower. The image of a rose shining within him like the flame within a lamp. Even when he is asleep. And I realized he was even more fragile than I had thought. Lamps must be protected. A gust of wind can blow them out."

Michael's sensitivity was even more extraordinary than his talent, and his true truth resided in his heart. As the little prince also said, "Eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart. What's most important is invisible." Michael saw everything with his heart. To his family, his brothers and sisters, Katherine, Joe, and to his children, Prince, Paris, Blanket, my prayers are with you.

Michael's favourite song was not one of the countless masterpieces that he gave us, but it was the song that Charlie Chaplin wrote for the movie "Modern Times." It's called "Smile." There's a line in the song, that says, "Smile though your heart is aching." Today although our hearts are aching, we need to look up where he undoubtedly perched in a crescent moon, and we need to smile.

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まあ、さっそく!!!
本当にこのスピーチはよかったです。日本のお葬式ではもっと形式的なものになりがちですが、英語の勉強にはなりますし、こんな風にゆっくりでも心のこもった話が英語で出来るようになったらいいなあ~と思います。ブルックは近年はテレビドラマ中心で、映画女優としては最近ぱっとしませんが、また映画を撮るらしいですね。
美少女と騒がれた時代、私はダイアン・レインが好きで、ブルックはあまり好きじゃなかったんです。でも今回のことで好きになりました(笑)それに若いときよりもママになった今の方がずっと魅力的に見えます。

2009-07-22 23:37 | from Lily | Edit

Lily さん

このスピーチは興味深い内容でもあり英語の勉強にもなり最高ですね。
彼女は何かと有名なので存在は知っていましたが、正直彼女の過去作品についてはあまりよく知りません。テレビドラマにでたりしているんですね。

2009-07-30 01:56 | from キョン5(管理人) | Edit

コメントです

ブルックシールズのスピーチ&スクリプトありがとう御座いました。さっそく知らなかった単語を抜き出したり、ディクテーションに挑戦しています。
マイケルは、ビジネスには成功しても、私生活は不幸だったイメージがあるので、良いお友達がいたというのは、嬉しい情報です。音楽で私達を幸せにしてくれた、マイケル。マイケルも幸せである事を祈っています。
それから、お願いです。マイケルの追悼式での、スモーキーロビンソン、アッシャーのスピーチも、取り上げて頂けたらと思います。宜しくお願いします。

2009-08-25 10:15 | from まさご

まさごさん

コメントありがとうございました。
マイケルの話題は今後もいろいろとでてくると思いますので興味もあるものは取り上げていきたいと思います。

> それから、お願いです。マイケルの追悼式での、スモーキーロビンソン、
>アッシャーのスピーチも、取り上げて頂けたらと思います。宜しくお願いします。

スクリプトがみつかれば字幕をつける程度でしたらそれほど時間かからずにできると思いますので
機会があれば取り上げたいと思います。ただ今は忙しい時期のためちょっと先になるかもしれません。

2009-08-29 04:54 | from キョン5(管理人) | Edit

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