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Notabilia: La guerra dei Cinque cerchi. Da Mosca a Los Angeles (1980-1984)

testo di Jacopo Bassi, traduzioni di Gianluca Canè

voci di Jacopo Bassi e Gianluca Canè

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"1980, Opening Ceremony in Moscow" by paukrus on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

“1980, Opening Ceremony in Moscow” by paukrus on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Peter Gabriel, Games without Frontiers, in Peter Gabriel, 1980
testo di Peter Gabriel

Jeux sans frontieres
Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
Whistling tunes we’re kissing baboons in the jungle
It’s a knockout
If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears
Jeux sans frontieres
Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching’s is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle
It’s a knockout
If looks could kill they probably will
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
In games without frontiers-wars without tears
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears
Jeux sans frontieres

The Clash, Washington Bullets, in Sandinista!, 1980
testo di Joe Strummer

Oh! Mama, Mama look there!
Your children are playing in that street again
Don’t you know what happened down there?
A youth of fourteen got shot down there
The Kokane guns of Jamdown Town
The killing clowns, the blood money men
Are shooting those Washington bullets again
As every cell in Chile will tell
The cries of the tortured men
Remember Allende, and the days before,
Before the army came
Please remember Victor Jara,
In the Santiago Stadium,
Es verdad – those Washington Bullets again
And in the Bay of Pigs in 1961,
Havana fought the playboy in the Cuban sun,
For Castro is a colour,
Is a redder than red,
Those Washington bullets want Castro dead
For Castro is the colour…
…That will earn you a spray of lead
For the very first time ever,
When they had a revolution in Nicaragua,
There was no interference from America
Human rights in America
Well the people fought the leader,
The Clash - Sandinista!
And up he flew…
With no Washington bullets what else could he do?
’N’ if you can find a Afghan rebel
That the Moscow bullets missed
Ask him what he thinks of voting Communist…
…Ask the Dalai Lama in the hills of Tibet,
How many monks did the Chinese get?
In a war-torn swamp stop any mercenary,
’N’ check the British bullets in his armoury
Que?
Sandinista!

Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Two tribes, in Welcome to the Pleasuredome, 1984
testo di Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Mark O’Toole

The air attack warning sounds like.
This is the sound.
When you hear the air attack warning,
You and your family must take cover
Love’s gone, oh
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
(Score no more, score no more)
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
(Workin’ for the black mask)
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
(Score no more, score no more)
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
(Workin’ for the black mask)
Comrad number one
A born again poor man’s son
(Poor man’s son)
On the air America
I modeled shirts for Van Heusen
(Workin’ for the black mask)
Switch up your shield
Switch up and feel
I’m walkin’ out, lover hey
I’m givin’ you back a good time
I’m shippin’ out, out
I’m workin’ for the black mask
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Tell the world that you’re winning
Nothin’ life, nothin’ life
Listen to the voice sayin’ follow me
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
You’ve got two tribes
(We got to part, we got to part)
Somethin’ this good died
(Are we living in a land where sex and
Horror are the new gods?)
When two tribes go to war
One point is all that you can score

Genesis, Land of confusion, in Invisible Touch, 1986
testo di Mike Rutherford

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.
Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
Burning into the night.
Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.
Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, men of power
Are losing control by the hour.
This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.
I remember long ago
When the sun was shining
The stars were bright
All through the night
Genesis - Invisible Touch
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago
I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.
Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.
This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

Bibliografia essenziale

Bibliografia

  • KOBIERECKI, Michał Marcin, «Boycott of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games as an Example of Political Play-Acting of the Cold War Superpowers», in Polish Political Science Yearbook, 44, 2015, pp. 93-111.
  • LIESER, Joshua Ryan, Los Angeles and the 1984 Olympic Games: Cultural Commodification, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Cold War, University of California – Riverside Phd. In History, Los Angeles, 2014.
  • LING-CHOUNG, Shauna, Olympics and the Cold War: The 1980 and 1984 Boycotts of the Summer Games, paper presented to Professor Gauthier 6 December 2013.
  • REAGAN, Ronald, The Reagan diaries, New York, Harper Collins, 2007.
  • SARANTAKES, Nicholas Evan, Dropping the Torch Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • WENN, Stephen R., WENN Jeffrey P., «Muhammad Alì and the Convergence of Olympic Sport and U.S. Diplomacy in 1980. A Reassessment behind the Scenes at the U.S. State Department», in Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies, 2, 1993, pp. 45-66.
  • WILSON, Harold E. Jr., «The Golden Opportunity: Romania’s Political Manipulation of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games», in Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies, 3, 1994, pp. 83-98.

Sitografia

Sitografia

Video

Video

Moscow Olympics 1980 Opening Ceremony

La cerimonia di apertura dei Giochi olimpici di Mosca (1980).

Muhammad Ali Visit To Kenya in 1980

Un’intervista rilasciata da Muhammad Alì durante la sua visita in Nigeria nel 1980.

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Opening Ceremony Complete

La cerimonia di apertura dei Giochi olimpici di Los Angeles (1984).

Galleria di immagini

Galleria di immagini

"Emblem of XXII Olympic Games" by Yuriy Somov via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

1. Il logo della XXII Olimpiade.

"Opening ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games" by Sergey Guneev via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

2. Un momento della cerimonia di apertura delle Olimpiadi di Mosca 1980.

"Flag-bearers of states-participants of the XXII Summer Olympic Games" by Sergey Guneev via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

3. La cerimonia di chiusura di Mosca 1980, nello Stadio Lenin.

"Moscow Olympic Games" by Boris Babanov via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

4. Una serie di statuette raffiguranti Misha, la mascotte dei giochi olimpici.

"Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov, Time cover January 2, 1984" by Cliff on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

5. Il quadro di Alfred Leslie che venne impiegato per la copertina del «Time» del gennaio 1984. Vi sono raffigurati gli “uomini dell’anno” per il 1983: Ronald Reagan e Jurij Andropov.

"Los Angeles 1984 - Logo" by Frameme via Wikipedia.it (no license available)

6. Il logo di Los Angeles 1984.

"Mascot of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, CA, USA" by 718 Bot via Wikipedia.en (no license available)

7. La mascotte delle Olimpiadi
di Los Angeles 1984: l’aquila Sam.

"Olympic Torch Tower of the Los Angeles Coliseum on the day of the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics" by U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

8. La cerimonia d’apertura della XXIII Olimpiade
al Los Angeles Coliseum.

Credits

  • Copertina: by paukrus on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Immagine 1: by Yuriy Somov via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
  • Immagine 2: by Sergey Guneev via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
  • Immagine 3: by Sergey Guneev via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)).
  • Immagine 4: by Boris Babanov via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
  • Immagine 5: by Cliff on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
  • Immagine 6: by Frameme via Wikipedia.it (no license available).
  • Immagine 7: by 718 Bot via Wikipedia.en (no license available).
  • Immagine 8: by U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain).

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