Mi?rcoles, 10 de enero de 2007
The Bodyguard

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Dirección:Mick Jackson
Guión: Lawrence Kasdan
Duración: 130 min USA


Reparto:
Kevin Costner .... Frank Farmer, Whitney Houston .... Rachel 'Rach' Marron, Gary Kemp .... Sy Spector, Bill Cobbs .... Bill Devaney, Ralph Waite .... Herb Farmer, Tomas Arana .... Greg Portman, Michele Lamar Richards .... Nicki Marron, Mike Starr .... Tony Scipelli, Christopher Birt .... Henry, DeVaughn Nixon .... Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron, Gerry Bamman .... Ray Court , Joe Urla .... Minella, Tony Pierce .... Dan, Charles Keating .... Klingman


Argumento:
El guardaespaldas Frank Farmer es llamado para encargarse de la protección de la actriz y cantante Rachel Marron, que ha recibido cartas amenazadoras.


Comentario:

Película de corte clásico que, con excelente pulso narrativo, relata la historia de un desencantado ex agente del gobierno convertido en guardaespaldas que se enamora de la mujer a la que ha de proteger, con el consiguiente dilema moral que se le plantea.

“El guardaespaldas” es un híbrido entre film musical y cine policiaco, que mezcla ambos géneros con soltura y precisión. Las canciones (algunas de las mejores de Whitney Houston) sirven, en los momentos justos, para expresar los sentimientos y pensamientos de los dos protagonistas, con lo cual aportan información interesante a la trama.


Frank Farmer es un hombre íntegro, profesional y de vuelta de todo que se encuentra con una mujer perdida en un mundo de frivolidad y que se siente sola dentro del tumulto. El enfrentamiento entre ambos no tarda en llegar.

Rachel Marron es una mujer que no acepta la situación en la que se encuentra, ya que coarta su libertad de movimientos, y desafía la férrea disciplina que su guardaespaldas quiere imponerle. Como consecuencia, lo que empieza con discusiones acaba en encuentro romántico.

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Frank se empieza a enamorar


Al involucrarse emocionalmente con una clienta, Frank rompe sus propias reglas, y decide no continuar con la relación. Rachel no se lo toma bien y la relación se vuelve aún más tensa. Ella es indisciplinada y el estoicismo de él la pone nerviosa.

A partir de ese momento, la película se centra más en la parte policiaca que en la romántica, y se van desentrañando poco a poco los puntos oscuros.

Sin embargo, vale la pena resaltar lo inusual de la relación amorosa interracial que se desarrolla durante el film, muy pocas veces vista en el cine americano.

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Las cosas se ponen feas


El atractivo Kevin Costner, en el momento álgido de su carrera, utiliza la contención expresiva como su principal recurso para retratar al guardaespaldas. Frank es un ex agente que no estaba allí el día que dispararon a Reagan, y eso le ha marcado. Es un hombre que no tiene raíces en ningún sitio y que acaba más solo de lo que empezó.

Whitney Houston suelta algunas frases premonitorias del tipo: “Ningún puto chiflado va a apartarme del escenario”, antes de desaparecer del mundo del espectáculo gracias a… Su Rachel es una mujer decidida e independiente que no admite interferencias en su vida.

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Rachel quiere el Oscar, aunque arriesgue su vida


Interesante escena del guardaespaldas comiéndose tranquilamente un melocotón al tiempo que da una paliza a otro tipo. Ni pestañea. En el más puro estilo del cine negro. “No quiero volver a hablar de esto”, concluye, ¡cuando los dos hombres no han cruzado ni una palabra!

Aunque aporta al avance de la trama, me sobra algo de metraje en la escena de la casa en las montañas, refugio y reencuentro familiar, quizá por el cambio de ambiente que distrae un tanto de la historia principal.

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"¡Es mi guardaespaldas!"


Espectacular la escena de los Oscars, donde se puede asistir al backstage de la ceremonia a través de los ojos del protagonista, y que construye la tensión poco a poco hasta llegar a un desenlace dramático a través de un ritmo inquebrantable.

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De nuevo solo



Otras historias de amor entre guardaespaldas y protegida (en la vida real):

- Estefanía de Mónaco y Daniel Ducruet
- Patricia Hearst y su guardaespaldas ahora marido

En el cine:

-Tom Berenger y Mimi Rogers en "La sombra del testigo" (“Someone to Watch Over Me” 1987)


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Letras de las canciones de "El guardaespaldas"


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I have nothing

Share my life, take me for what I am
Cause I'll never change all my colours for you
Take my love, I'll never ask for too much
Just all that you are and everything that you do

I don't really need to look very much further
I don't want to have to go where you don't follow
I won't hold it back again, this passion inside
Can't run from myself
There's nowhere to hide
(--Your love I'll remember forever--)

Don't make me close one more door
I don't wanna hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don't walk away from me...
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don't have you, you, you, you.

You see through, right to the heart of me
You break down my walls with the strength of your love
I never knew love like I've known it with you
Will a memory survive, one I can hold on to

(::repeat (--chorus--)


I Will Always Love You

If I
Should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go
But I know
I'll think of you every step of
the way

And I...
Will always
Love you, oohh
Will always
Love you
You
My darling you
Mmm-mm

Bittersweet
Memories
That is all I'm taking with me
So good-bye
Please don't cry
We both know I'm not what you
You need

And I...
Will always love you
I...
Will always love you
You, ooh

(Instrumental/Sax solo)

I hope
life treats you kind
And I hope
you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy
and happiness
But above all this
I wish you love

And I...
Will always love you
I...
Will always love you
(Repeat)

I, I will always love
You....
You
Darling I love you
I'll always
I'll always
Love
You..
Oooh
Ooohhh




Run to You

I know that when you look at me
There's so much that you just don't see
But if you would only take the time
I know in my heart you'd find
A girl who's scared sometimes
Who isn't always strong
Can't you see the hurt in me?
I feel so all alone

I wanna run to you (--oooh--)
I wanna run to you (--oooh--)
Won't you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm
I wanna run to you (--oooh--)
But if I come to you (--oooh--)
Tell me, will you stay or will you run away

Each day, each day I play the role
Of someone always in control
But at night I come home and turn the key
There's nobody there, no one cares for me
What's the sense of trying hard to find your dreams
Without someone to share it with
Tell me what does it mean?

::chorus::

I need you here
I need you here to wipe away my tears
To kiss away my fears
If you only knew how much...

::chorus::



I'm Every Woman

Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Anything you want done baby
I do it naturally
'Cause I'm every woman (--Every woman--)
It's all in me
It's all in me
Yeah

I'm every woman
It's all in me
Anything you want done baby
I do it naturally

I'm every woman
It's all in me
I can read your thoughts right now
Every woman, whoever made ya say...
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa (--oh--) whoa (--oh--) whoa

I can cast a spell
See, but you can't tell
Mix a special groove
Put fire inside of you
Anytime you feel danger or fear
Then instantly
I will appear
Yeah oh

I'm every woman
It's all in me
Anything you want done baby
I do it naturally
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa

I can set your knees
like playing unto the seas
I can make a rhyme of confusion in your mind
And when it comes down to some little flash of love
I got it, I got it
I got it, got it, baby baby

I'm every woman
It's all in me
Anything you want done baby
I do it naturally

I'm every woman
It's all in me
I can read your thoughts right now
Every woman, whoever made ya say...
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa

I ain't braggin'
'Cause I'm the one
Just ask me
Oh, it shall be done
And don't bother
to compare
I've got it

Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa
Ahhhhh

I'm every woman
I'm every woman
I'm every woman
I'm every woman

I'm every woman
I'm every woman
I'm every woman
I'm every woman

I'm every woman (--Chaka--)
I'm every woman (--Chaka--)
I'm every woman (--Ha ha ha--)
I'm every woman (--Come on girl--)



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Queen of the Night

I've got the stuff that you want
I've got the thing that you need
I've got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Yeah

Don't make no difference if I'm wrong or I'm right
I've got the feeling And I'm willing tonight
Well I ain't nobody's angel
What can I say?
Well I'm just that way
Hey, ey

I've got the stuff that you want
I've got the thing that you need
I've got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Just say it, say it, say it
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Yeah

You've got a problem with the way that I am
They say I'm trouble and I don't give a damn
But when I'm bad, I know I'm better
I just wanna get loose
And turn it up for you, baby

I've got the stuff that you want
I've got the thing that you need
I've got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Just say it, say it again
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Yeah (--Oh yeah--)

(Guitar solo)

I've got the stuff that you want
I've got the thing that you need
I've got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh oh, Say it again
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Yeah
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah yeah
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah.....


Jesus Loves Me

Yes Jesus loves me for the Bible tells me so
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak but he is strong

Yes Jesus loves me
Oh, yes Jesus loves me
Yes Jesus loves me for the Bible tells me so

Pressing on the up away
Always guide me Lord I pray
Undeserving, and stubbornly never fail to love me still

Yes Jesus loves me
Oh yes Jesus loves me
Oh yes Jesus loves me, for the Bible tells me so
Yes Jesus loves me, love
Oh yes Jesus loves me for the Bible tells me so
For the Bible tells me so

(--Feels so good to know--) that I'm never alone
See, sometimes I'm lonely but never alone
For the Bible tells, for the Bible tells
For the Bible tells me so

See I know that he loves me
Whether I'm right, whether I'm wrong



Even if My Heart Would Break

I've been around this world
I've been a lot of places
Seen a million faces
In a thousand towns
But when I looked into your eyes
I knew I found Heaven
And I've been wantin' to tell you
I never wanna let you go

It may be winter And heat on
But what I'm feeling is summer in my heart

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Is it too familiar to say "I love you"
Would you be suspicious if I asked your name
Tell me, what would it take
to really convince you
that I'm gonna love you
even if my heart would break

I see a better day
I can feel it coming
I can hear it calling
in the winter night
Could you turn this man
into a true believer
when you left your traces
on that moonlit night

It may be winter And heat on
But when I'm with you, with you
It's summer in my heart

(Repeat chorus)

(Kenny G sax solo)

It may be winter And heat on
But when I'm with you, with you
It's always summer in my heart

So let the mountains tumble
Tumble to the sea
Let the rivers overflow
It won't bother me
Let the stars go out tonight
Cuz I can see them in your eyes
And I wanna love you
even if my heart would break
(--Even if my heart would break--)

(Repeat chorus)

Even if my heart would break
I'm gonna love you
Even if my heart would break
I'm gonna love you
Let the stars go out tonight
Cuz I can see them in your eyes
And I'm gonna love you
even if my heart would break

(--Even if my heart would break--)
(--Even if my heart would break--)
(--Even if my heart would break--)
Yeah, yeah
(--Even if my heart would break--)
I'm gonna love you
Even if my heaaarrrt would break
(--Even if my heart would break--)
(--Even if my heart would break--)


Someday (I'm Coming Back)

(chorus)
Someday I'm coming back, and it won't be long
Before you call me and tell me to come home
Someday I'm coming back, and it won't be long
Before I'm home, home and in your arms

What did I do my darling? That made you send me running
Told you to cast me down and throw me out
What can I tell you honey, If I don't know what I've done
All I can hope is that you ask me to come back home

(chorus)

Even in stormy weather, we always stick together
You always kept me near, we're so sincere
So why so sudden the change of heart
Why do I feel like I've done wrong ?
When all that I want is that you ask me to come back home

(chorus)

Someday, someway (--I never wanted anyone so much--)
Someday, someway

What did I do my darling ? That made you send me running
Told you to cast me down and throw me out
What can I tell you honey, If I don't know what I've done
All I can hope is that you ask me to come back home

So why so sudden the change of heart
Why do I feel like I've done wrong ?
When all that I want is that you ask me to come back home

(chorus to fade)



It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day ...
lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...
... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day ...
lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...
... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day ...
lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...
... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...


(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?
And each time I feel like this inside,
There's one thing I wanna know:
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
And as I walk on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?
What's so funny 'bout peace love And understanding?




Trust in Me

::verse one::
Joe
I see you turnin' the world in your hands
Just let it go
I've loved you better, than ever you wanted
Doesn't it show

(Bridge 1)
Joe
You've been standin' at the window, day And night
Lookin' at the rain
A simple conversation
A helpless situation
Please let me explain

(chorus 1)
Joe
Trust In Me, when you're all alone
Trust In Me, when you can't go on
If lovin' me is what you need
Trust In Me

::verse two::
Joe
Don't make it easy
I don't mind
There's somethin' I can do

::verse three::
Sass
And just try to see what you see
And I'll be there for you

(Bridge 2)
Both
You've been standin' at the window, day And night
Tell me what you see
Sun in the daytime
Moon at night
That's how easy it should be

(Repeat chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
Both
Trust In Me, when you can't go on
Trust In Me, when your strength is gone
If lovin' me is the power to heal
Trust In Me

(Bridge 3)
Both
If you need someone to hold ya
Call me, I'll be there
And if ever you're in trouble
And you need someone darlin'
Call me, call me, call me, call me

Move a little closer
A little closer to the bone
Move on in
Oh darlin', move on in

(Repeat chorus 1 And 2 w/variations to fade)




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Escrito por Valeya_B @ 0:02  | Cr?ticas de cine
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Escrito por Thersuva
Mi?rcoles, 10 de enero de 2007 | 19:13
Cuando pusieron la pel?cula el fin de semana en la tele no ten?a intenci?n de verla. Guardaba un recuerdo bastante lamentable del f?sico de Kevin Costner y no me atrev?a.

Sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo, resulta que Costner est? mejor que ahora y el impacto ha sido en otro sentido, casi parec?a atractivo y todo. Angelito

En cuanto a la pel?cula, tras mucho tiempo sin verla, me pareci? interesante, creo que retrata muy bien la personalidad de Frank Farmer antes y despu?s de su relaci?n con Rachel y su familia.
Escrito por Thersuva
Mi?rcoles, 10 de enero de 2007 | 19:16
Valeya, estoy de acuerdo contigo en que la escena de Frank y el melocot?n es de lo mejorcito del filme, de hecho es de lo poco que recordaba.

Tambi?n estoy de acuerdo, y mira que me cuesta decirlo, en que Costner realiza una interpretaci?n (si, lo reconozco, act?a) basada en la contenci?n, que no inexpresividad, y a veces dice mucho con una mirada o un gesto. Qu? sorpresa, ejem.

Por cierto, bonitas fotos, no pensaba que hubiera tantas de una peli que tiene tantos a?os.

Me ha gustado que pongas las letras de las canciones, qu? bonitaaaasss.

Adem?s, como bien dices, forman parte de la trama, expresando la relaci?n entre los protagonistas.

En resumen, para m? la pel?cula ha mejorado con el tiempo.
Escrito por reginairae
Jueves, 11 de enero de 2007 | 0:07
No me gusta mucho esta pel?cula. Adem?s, la repiten como la cebolla. Ya est? m?s vista que el TBO jajajajjajaajajjajajaja.
Los dos me caen mal, sobre todo el Kevin. Es un actor mal?simo...
Escrito por Valeya_B
Jueves, 11 de enero de 2007 | 0:30
Thersuva, reconozco que es la pel?cula que m?s me gusta de Kevin, y las canciones, que tuvieron mucho ?xito, me encantan todav?a.

Pero Costner tambi?n est? muy bien en "Bailando con lobos", en la de el cartero "Mensajero del futuro" e incluso en la subvalorada "Waterworld". La que s? que no puedo ver es JFK, pero eso no es culpa suya.

De Whitney s?lo puedo decir que el tiempo la ha tratado peor que a Costner.

Reginairae, no me parece que repitan tanto "El guardaespaldas" por la tele. De hecho, hac?a mucho tiempo que no la ve?a.

Veo que a t? tambi?n te gusta pero te resistes a reconocerlo, ejem.
Escrito por reginairae
Mi?rcoles, 17 de enero de 2007 | 19:30
Te equivocas: el Costner me cae fatal jajajaja.

Me parece que solo tiene una cara. Es muy fr?o. Muy serio.
Escrito por Invitado_arberiano
Mi?rcoles, 17 de enero de 2007 | 23:33
Kevin forever Amor Amor Amor
Escrito por catherine
Domingo, 02 de noviembre de 2008 | 0:35
me gustaria conseguir la cancion que whitney canta junto a su "hermana" en la pelicula, jesus loves me, pero en esa version tipo unplugged, como la puedo conseguir?, en todas partes esta como cancion de estudio.
porfavor si alguien me puede der como lo agradeceria mucho...
catherine
Escrito por Invitado_arberiano
Lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2008 | 3:22
Es mi pel?cula favorita, amo a Kevin Costner y Whitney Houston es la mejor cantante de todas, fan whitney!!!

La pel?cula est? bastante bien desarrollada, tiene trama, acci?n, amoooorr. He visto "The bodyguard" miles de veces y jam?s me canso de verla.
Es sorprendente la actuaci?n de Whitney porque es su primera gran peli y de hecho la criticaron como buena artista, su maestro de actuaci?n fue el mismo Kev. La qu?mica que hay entre Rachel y Frank es... wow.. pura pasi?n jejeje. Y claro.. otras pel?culas de Kev son maravillosas es buen actor y sobre todo est? super guapo. de Houston, bueno, pues es HOuston y ya con eso es grandiosa!!