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張國榮:2003年之後再沒有如此美艷張狂的男歌星

如果張國榮仍然在生,今年已是63歲了。他曾在1989年引退,到1996年才正式復出,當中帶來了形象、音樂、性別意義上的重大轉折。讓我們一起回看他的經典和突破一面。

by Christopher Lai

11 Sep 2019

Dior 還是 Chanel? 林夕還是Wyman?陳百強還是張國榮?

我一直都是陳百強派。像我們的總輯總監 Peter Wong 所言,我們這種「薯仔」對同樣賣乖乖仔形象的學生王子自然更有認同感,感覺更為親近。但是近年聽了更多張國榮的作品後,就明白他的確抱有更大藝術野心。

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing in the Wong Kar-wai's movie "Days of Being Wild". (Photo by MICHAEL TSUI/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing in the Wong Kar-wai's movie "Days of Being Wild". (Photo by MICHAEL TSUI/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing gives his best performance at City Hall. 17 May 1981 (Photo by SAM CHAN/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing gives his best performance at City Hall. 17 May 1981 (Photo by SAM CHAN/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Teenage heartthrob singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. 05JAN87 (Photo by CHU MING-HOI/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Teenage heartthrob singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. 05JAN87 (Photo by CHU MING-HOI/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

1996年復出後,張國榮從不羈少爺蛻變提升為更性感更大膽更真實的一位巨星,將他的潛藏的 queerness / gayness 本色發揮到極致。試想想,四大天王的情歌基本上都可以交換來唱,表現的情感意味,其實都是一般直男心態。但林夕為張國榮後期量身訂造的一系列歌曲,那種騷那種怨那種姣那種邪,是所有香港男歌星都沒有的——《怨男》怨的是「沒有戀愛怎做人」(MV裡的基吧好像是楊凡《美少年之戀》的同一間);《不要愛他》高呼「不願恨他不要愛他」明明是發姣卻要壓抑;《潔身自愛》是張國榮版本的《給自己的情書》「求你不要迷戀悲哀/示威怎逼到對方示愛」——你能想像這樣陰柔的歌詞由劉德華來唱嗎?

SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 17: Hong Kong's king of pop, singer Leslie Cheung poses on stage during a solo concert at Shanghai Stadium late 16 September 2000. Cheung retired from singing in 1990 to focus on his acting career but made a comeback in 1997. (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 17: Hong Kong's king of pop, singer Leslie Cheung poses on stage during a solo concert at Shanghai Stadium late 16 September 2000. Cheung retired from singing in 1990 to focus on his acting career but made a comeback in 1997. (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

SUZHOU, CHINA - 1996/01/01: Chinese movie actress Gong Li with Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing during the filming of 'Temptress Moon'. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SUZHOU, CHINA - 1996/01/01: Chinese movie actress Gong Li with Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing during the filming of 'Temptress Moon'. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA - 1995/10/01: Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing during the filming of 'Temptress Moon' in Shanghai Film Studios. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA - 1995/10/01: Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing during the filming of 'Temptress Moon' in Shanghai Film Studios. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)

是的,羅文都有這種充滿 gay sensibility 的作品(例如《我愛我》),但坦白說,羅文沒有張國榮的美貌,無法能像張國榮般呈現得賞心悅目。他為了將一切提升,他傾盡全力製作了2000年的《熱情演唱會》,Jean Paul Gaultier 從天使到魔鬼的高級訂裝男裝不在話下,將新舊作品並置而全無過氣感覺才真正難得。

CANNES: PHOTO CALL FOR THE FILM 'FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE' (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

CANNES: PHOTO CALL FOR THE FILM 'FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE' (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

CANNES FESTIVAL: 'TEMPTRESS MOON' PHOTO CALL (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

CANNES FESTIVAL: 'TEMPTRESS MOON' PHOTO CALL (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

突破的中性造型被保守的本地傳媒妖魔化,我一直認為那是令他患上抑鬱的轉捩點——明明世上最頂尖最前衛的設計,被一群不用腦井底之蛙譏笑是「扮貞女」,那種不忿可想而知(這情況下就如我們時裝編輯喜歡的東西用一句「時裝我識條鐵」來總結一樣)。他在這次演出的唱法也是一絕的,要有無限的自信,才能在《枕頭》時加上那些性感到盡頭的ad lib聲;古老如《濃本多情》都比年輕時更克制,特別令人惘然若失。

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (L) attends Sam Hui Koon-kit's farewell show at Regent, Tsim Sha Tsui. 23 Feb 1992. (Photo by Post Staff Photographer/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (L) attends Sam Hui Koon-kit's farewell show at Regent, Tsim Sha Tsui. 23 Feb 1992. (Photo by Post Staff Photographer/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing at the backstage in the Chen Kaige's movie "Farewell to My Concubine". 30 April 1992. (Photo by WAH KIU YAT PO/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing at the backstage in the Chen Kaige's movie "Farewell to My Concubine". 30 April 1992. (Photo by WAH KIU YAT PO/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kowk-wing (right), the one of the winners of the Asian Amateur Singing Contest, received his trophy gleefully. 09MAY77 (Photo by Robin Lam Kit/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kowk-wing (right), the one of the winners of the Asian Amateur Singing Contest, received his trophy gleefully. 09MAY77 (Photo by Robin Lam Kit/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

看過這些之後,再看張國榮80年代穿dandy西裝或電單車皮衣扮浪子時,儘管仍然順眼好聽,但你明白他一直壓抑的是什麼。可惜在他真正發揮本真異色時,香港又回歸到保守的大氣候。如果張國榮今年仍在就63歲了,我想像他頭髮即使白了,但仍能像玉置浩二般清瘦在台上輕搖地唱《拒絕再玩》、《貼身》、《無心睡眠》是多麼的瀟灑,還會創作更多粵語流行曲未見過的題材……當然,我們沒有這個機會,就今晚再看一次他的演出吧。

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing at the backstage in the Chen Kaige's movie "Farewell to My Concubine". 30 April 1992. (Photo by WAH KIU YAT PO/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing at the backstage in the Chen Kaige's movie "Farewell to My Concubine". 30 April 1992. (Photo by WAH KIU YAT PO/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

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