lundi 13 janvier 2014

I remember those cheers

I remember those cheers
They still ring in my ears
And for years, they'll remain in my thoughts.

'Cause one night
I took off my robe, and what'd I do?
I forgot to wear shorts.
I recall every fall, every hook, every jab
The worst way a guy can get rid of his flab.

As you know, my life wasn't drab.
Though I'd rather hear you cheer
When I delve into Shakespeare
"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse",
I haven't had a winner in six months.

I know I'm no Olivier
If he fought Sugar Ray
He would say
That the thing ain't the ring, it's the play.
So give me a stage
Where this bull here can rage
And though I could fight
I'd much rather recite
That's entertainment !
That's entertainment...

Raging Bull, Martin Scorcese (1980)

Ce sont là les premiers mots du film.
La tirade est prononcée par Jack La Motta (Robert de Niro), dans sa loge. Sa carrière de boxeur est alors derrière lui, et son plaisir est désormais dans le "stand up".

1 commentaire:

  1. Enregistré sur Arte en début d'année, je l'ai maté hier soir (petite pause entre Breaking Bad S03 et S04).
    Je ne savais pas que le stand-up existait déjà sous cette forme dans les années 80...