Sunday, June 15, 2008

天涯歌女 The Wandering Songbird

Lust, Caution

One of the greatest moments in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. She has no country; she has no family. She is a lonely soul drifting in the wartime. But she has the man's real-self and affectionateness when their hands hold. It's the moment two lonely souls come to attached to each other.

When I searhed for relevant clips on, I found two Chinese legendary actresses, Zhou Xuan and Li Xianglan, also sang the song. The song in different context delivers very different messages.

I never saw any movie starring Zhou Xuan or Li Xianglan in theaters, because they were great stars belonging to my grand parents' generation. But I often read stories about them when I read articles or references regard to Chinese film history.

天涯歌女(The Wandering Songbird) By 周璇 (Zhou Xuan)

Zhou Xuan on Wiki

The clip is from a movie called Street Angle. Zhou Xuan is very cute and her voice is sweet in this film.

天涯歌女(The Wandering Songbird) By 李香蘭 (Li Xianglan, a.k.a. 山口淑子)

Li Xianglan on Wiki,

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