martedì 25 luglio 2017

The song of July: Welcome to New York


Mentre guardavamo il film a cartoni animati "Pets", in vacanza, Margherita, sentendo la canzone di testa, mi ha proposto: "Mamma, potremmo tradurla...".
In effetti, "Welcome to New York" di Taylor Swift è molto orecchiabile e semplice, nella sua ripetitività. 
Una volta rientrati dalle vacanze, mentre io cercavo testo e informazioni, sia Margherita che Mariangela hanno disegnato alcuni dei personaggi del cartone... 

Mariangela ha scelto Max, il cane protagonista

Margherita, la gatta Chloe...
... ed il coniglio Nervosetto.

Venendo alla canzone, Margherita l'ha tradotta in un attimo, anche solo vedendo ed ascoltando i video.


...ed è andata subito a proporla anche a Mariangela, che dal mese scorso - con l'ingresso ufficiale in 1a media hs - ha  iniziato, come la sorellona, a tradurre una canzone al mese: "La puoi tradurre anche tu, è semplice!".
In generale, le due ragazzine sceglieranno probabilmente brani diversi, a seconda dei loro gusti e del livello di difficoltà (Mariangela, per ora, vorrebbe tradurre tante canzoni Disney già tradotte in passato da Margherita), ma per questo mese la scelta è coincisa. 
The song of July
WELCOME TO NEW YORK
Walking through a crowd 
The village is aglow 
Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats 
Under coats 
Everybody here wanted something more 
Searching for a sound we hadn’t heard before 
And it said

Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat 
Forevermore 
The lights are so bright 
But they never blind me, me 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York

When we first dropped our bags 
On apartment floors 
Took our broken hearts 
Put them in a drawer 
Everybody here was someone else before 
And you can want who you want 
Boys and boys and girls and girls

Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat 
Forevermore 
The lights are so bright 
But they never blind me, me 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York

Like any great love 
It keeps you guessing 
Like any real love 
It’s ever changing 
Like any true love 
It drives you crazy 
But you know you wouldn’t change Anything, anything, anything…

Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat 
Forevermore 
The lights are so bright 
But they never blind me, me 
Welcome to New York 
It’s been waiting for you 
Welcome to New York 
Welcome to New York




 Infine, Margherita è andata a leggere e tradurre oralmente queste informazioni sul brano e sul film (estrapolate da Wikipedia.en).

"Welcome to New York" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 20, 2014 from Swift's fifth album, 1989. Swift is donating all proceeds from the sale of the single to the New York City Department of Education.

When discussing the song, Swift states that "The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I've ever experienced in my life." She continued on by stating "I approached moving there with such optimism it as a place of endless potential and possibilities. You can hear that reflected in this music and this first song especially." 
When discussing the song's placement on the album Swift stated the reason she wanted the track to be the first song on the album was "because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years. You know, I dreamed about living in New York, I obsessed moving to New York and then I did it."
Jim Farber of New York Daily News criticized the song saying "Unlike the classic odes to our city, Swift’s lacks the sophistication, or substance, of Gotham-themed hits by Frank Sinatra ("New York, New York"), Billy Joel ("New York State of Mind") or Alicia Keys/Jay Z ("Empire State of Mind")." 
Jen Carlson of Gothamist called it "the worst NYC anthem of all time." 
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Jezebel called the song a "gentrification anthem so obtuse it makes one wonder if (Swift) is, in fact, trolling at this point." 
Esther Zuckerman of Entertainment Weekly pointed out that "It honors the city... but only skims the surface."
Robert Christgau, who called it his favorite song on 1989, felt critics had been too harsh so as to not appear to be fans of Swift.
In more enthusiastic critique, Forrest Wickman from Slate considered it "a soaring synth-pop anthem of the kind you could imagine being sung by Katy Perry."
Nate Scott of USA Today praised the song and said it would be "the next New York anthem" and stated that the song "works. It works because Taylor Swift is the kind of artist that doesn’t care — at all — that the “I’m a young person who just moved to New York!” narrative is a tired cliché. She just lived it: She moved to New York, and she felt her life was changed by moving to the big city." 
Jason Lipshutz of Billboard gave the song three stars out of five and praised the song stating that it "naturally arrives with a warm grin slapped on the first carnival-themed synthesizer, while criticizing the song by stating that "Swift’s experience of moving to New York is probably a bit different than those of us out-of-staters who have had to make the post-college pilgrimage to the big city; while Swift perkily admires how 'the Village is aglow,' she doesn't remark on the subway rats or waking up in closet-sized bedrooms.
The song had a great success in the United States and performed well in Oceania, Hungary, Spain,, Denmark and UK.
The song is one of the several additional music featured in the film but not included on the soundtrack of The Secret Life of Pets.

The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment.
Upon release, it received positive reviews and became the highest-grossing original animated film not produced by Disney or Pixar, and the sixth highest-grossing film of 2016.

Plot
A Jack Russell Terrier named Max lives with his owner Katie in a Manhattan apartment. While she is at work during the day, he hangs out with other pets in the building: tabby cat Chloe, pug Mel, dachshund Buddy, and budgerigar Sweet Pea. One day, Katie adopts Duke, a large mongrel from the pound, leaving Max jealous because of her divided focus on Duke. Enraged by Max's attitude towards him, Duke tries to abandon Max in an alley, but they are both attacked by cats led by Sphynx cat Ozone who removed both dogs' collars and leave them to be caught by Animal Control. Duke fears that he will be put down if he goes back to the pound. Gidget, a white Pomeranian actually discovers that her friend Max is missing.
Meanwhile, he and Duke are rescued by a white rabbit named Snowball, the leader of "The Flushed Pets" – a gang of sewer-dwelling animals who hate humans because their owners mistreated them. After Max and Duke pretend to despise humans as much as they do by saying they killed their owners, the Flushed Pets invite them to join. Before they can prove their loyalty by allowing a viper to bite them, Snowball learns from the cats that Max and Duke are domesticated.
The two dogs escape the sewers and board a ferry to Brooklyn, inadvertently killing the viper in the process; Snowball vows to kill them and leads the Flushed Pets after them.
Meanwhile, Gidget recruits a red-tailed hawk named Tiberius to find him, but mistakenly returns carrying Ozone, whom Gidget coerces into telling what he knows about the dogs. They then enlisted Mel, Buddy, Chloe, guinea pig Norman and Sweet Pea. On the way, they meet Pops, an old Basset Hound, who helps Gidget and the pets find Max. Meanwhile, Max and Duke raid a sausage factory for food.
Meanwhile, the group encounters Snowball, who vows to kill them as well, and Norman is captured as the rest of Gidget's team flees.
Meanwhile, Duke tells Max about his previous owner, Fred, an elderly man who adopted him as a puppy and loved spending time with him. One day, Duke got lost while chasing a butterfly and was caught by Animal Control, but Fred never came to claim him. Max convinces him to visit Fred's house in a nearby neighborhood, confident Fred will still love him and take him back. When they arrived at Fred's house, Duke learnt that Fred died.
Heartbroken, Duke accuses Max of attempting to get rid of him and barks at the new homeowners who had just returned to the house, who call Animal Control. The handlers catch Max, but Duke interferes long enough for Max to escape and ends up being captured instead.
While trying to rescue Duke as he follows the Animal Control van, Max is attacked by Snowball who tries to kill him. However, when his gang is captured, Snowball realizes that he and Max must work together to rescue them. They drive a city bus into the van on the Brooklyn Bridge, stopping traffic. The Flushed Pets encircle Max, unaware of his partnership with Snowball, but Gidget and her team save him. When Gidget is using her kung-fu fighting skills, Max starts to fall in love with her. The van gets stuck in scaffolds and the Flushed Pets escape. Once Max got the keys to Duke's cage, the van plummets into the East River with him inside. Max is unable to free Duke, so Snowball jumps into the river to retrieve the keys, allowing them to escape the sinking van. Once out of the river, Snowball realizes how good being heroic feels.
The entire group returns to the apartment block by pig-driven taxi. Max expresses his love for Gidget, who returns his affection. Snowball and the Flushed Pets then come up with a new plan to annihilate all humans, but a little girl named Molly arrives to adopt Snowball and the remaining Flushed Pets return to the sewers. At first, Snowball resists, but gives in and lets himself become a domesticated pet. The domesticated pets return to their homes and embrace their owners, and Max and Duke finally reunite with Katie, sparking a true friendship.


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