テレビドラマ:「オリーブ・キタリッジ」 


アメリカのTVドラマ:「オリーブ・キタリッジ(HBO 2014)」(Olive Kitteridge)の紹介です。

Based on the Novel
"Olive Kitteridge"
By Elizabeth Strout

原作は13話なのですが、
この作品は、そこから選ばれた4話からなるミニドラマです。

PART 1
"PHARMACY"

PART 2
"INCOMING TIDE"

PART 3
"A DIFFERENT ROAD"

PART 4
"SECURITY"

主人公Oliveを演じるFrances MacDormandの演技が、とにかく凄い。

アメリカ人による「小津作品」のようにも見えます。

テレビがハリウッド映画を越えてしまっている、とも。


PART4を見てみましょう。
Transcriptは簡単です。

.夫Henryを亡くした主人公Olive と 妻を亡くして抜け殻のように日々を送るJackが
出会います。

以下は、二人が自身の人生を語る場面です。
懺悔なのでしょうか。

OLIVE
Are you feeling poorly again?
JACK
Just soul poor. The body bangs on.
OLIVE
I brought you some of my tulips. I
don’t normally give them away.
JACK
They’re lovely, Olive. Thank you.
OLIVE
Let me go put them in some water.
JACK
Don’t go yet. Come. Sit.

Jack pats the bed. Olive sits, still holding the tulips.

OLIVE
I’m a grandmother. They left me a
message on my phone machine. I
suppose I’ll have to call them
back.
JACK
Yes, you should.
OLIVE
It’s my fault that my son can’t
stand(我慢する) me.
JACK
Well, I haven’t spoken to my
daughter for two years. Can you
imagine such a thing?
OLIVE
My husband loved me dearly and I
was a horror to him.
JACK
My wife was a saint and I had an
affair.
OLIVE
I had an affair, almost. I held
back but I made my husband suffer
for it.
JACK
And now you miss him terribly.
OLIVE
Yes.

Jack touches her wrist. Olive sits down next to him and
looks at Jack, into his sad, tender eyes.

JACK
God, I’m scared.
OLIVE
Oh stop. I hate scared people.
JACK
Well that’s too goddamn bad.

Olive finally lets herself lay down next to Jack. She puts
her hand on his chest to feel his heart.

JACK (CONT’D)
Am I still alive?
OLIVE
Still banging on.

最後のシーンです。

The afternoon sun slants through the room. Olive looks out
the window at the blue, blue sky. A bird lands on a feeder(えさ箱)
that hangs outside the window. It pecks(ついばむ) at the seed and
starts madly chirping(さえずる).

OLIVE (CONT’D)
Foolish bird.

Olive and Jack watch the bird, taking in the creature’s joy.

OLIVE (CONT'D)
It baffles(当惑させる) me, this world.
JACK
(softly)
Yes.
OLIVE
I don't want to leave it yet.



英語講読演習(高2)で、以下を講読開始しました。希望者のみ。
the Novel "Olive Kitteridge"By Elizabeth Strout(購入済み) の、
第一章「Pharmacy 薬局」(30ページ分)
For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summertime roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before he turned off to where the wider road led to the pharmacy. Retired now, he still wakes early and remembers how mornings used to be his favorite, as though the world were his secret, tires rumbling softly beneath him and the light emerging through the early fog, the brief sight of the bay off to his right, then the pines, tall and slender, and almost always he rode with the window partly open because he loved the smell of the pines and the heavy salt air, and in the winter he loved the smell of the cold.
The pharmacy was a small two-story building attached to another building that housed separately a hardware store and a small grocery. Each morning Henry parked in the back by the large metal bins, and then entered the pharmacy’s back door, and went about switching on the lights, turning up the thermostat, or, if it was summer, getting the fans going. He would open the safe, put money in the register, unlock the front door, wash his hands, put on his white lab coat. The ritual was pleasing, as though the old store—with its shelves of toothpaste, vitamins, cosmetics, hair adornments, even sewing needles and greeting cards, as well as red rubber hot water bottles, enema pumps—was a person altogether steady and steadfast. And any unpleasantness that may have occurred back in his home, any uneasiness at the way his wife often left their bed to wander through their home in the night’s dark hours—all this receded like a shoreline as he walked through the safety of his pharmacy. Standing in the back, with the drawers and rows of pills, Henry was cheerful when the phone (ここまでで、1ページ分)


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