歌舞片是好莱坞较早诞生的片种之一，早期往往是将音乐舞台剧移植改编而成，以艳丽多彩的服装、宏大气派的场面以及音乐与舞蹈的结合为特点。好莱坞历史上曾产生了“绿野仙踪”(The Wizard of Oz, 1939)、“西区故事”(West Side Story, 1961)和“音乐之声”(The Sound of Music, 1965)等经典之作。60年代以后，歌舞片因情节简单与手法单一而日渐式微。但70年代好莱坞将现代摇滚的因素引入后，歌舞片虽已不再是主流片种，每隔几年仍有较好的影片问世。“贝隆夫人”(Evita, 1996)与本文介绍的“红磨坊”(又译“梦断花都”)都是其中的佳作。
Satine Argues with Christian about Money and Love
Christian: (Climbing up Satine's dressing room) Sorry! (Satine gasps) I didn't mean to...I saw your light on, and...I climbed up the...
Christian: I couldn't sleep, and I wanted to thank you for helping me get the job.
Satine: Oh. Of course. Yes, Toulouse... Toulouse was right. You're...You're very talented.
Satine: It's going to be a wonderful show. Anyway, I... I'd better go because we, uh...we both have a big tomorrow.
Christian: Wait. No, please, wait. Before, when we were...when we were...when you thought I was the Duke, you said that you loved me, a- and I wondered if...
Satine: If it was just an act(注1)?
Satine: Of course.
Christian: Oh. It just felt real.
Satine: Christian,I'm a courtesan. I'm paid to make men believe what they want to believe.
Christian: Yes. Silly of me, to think y-you could fall in love with someone like me.
Satine: I can't fall in love with anyone.
Christian: Can't fall in love? But a life without love, that's terrible.
Satine: No, being on the street, that's terrible.
Christian: No, love is like oxygen.
Christian: Love is a many-splendid thing. Love lifts us upswhereswe belong. All you need is love.
Satine: Please, don't start that again.
Christian: (begins to sing) All you need is love.
Satine: A girl has got to eat.
Christian: All you need is love.
Satine: She'll end up on the street.
Christian: All you need is love.
Satine: Love is just a game.
Christian: I was made for loving you, baby. You were made for loving me.
Satine: The only way of loving me, baby, is to pay a lovely fee.
Christian: Just one night. Give me just one night.
Satine: There's no way'cause you can't pay.
Christian: In the name of love. One night in the name of love.
Satine: You crazy fool. I won't give in to you.
Christian: Don't...leave me this way. I can't survive without your sweet love. Oh, baby. Don't leave me this way.
Satine: You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
Christian: I look around me and I see that it isn't so. Oh, no.
Satine: Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.
Christian: Well, what's wrong with that? I'd like to know.'Cause here I go again. (jumps onto the roof)
Satine: Oh, no!
Christian: Love lifts us upswhereswe belong.
Satine: Get down! Get down!
Christian:swhereseagles fly on a mountain high.
Satine: Love makes us act like we are fools. Throw our lives away for one happy day.
Christian: We could be heroes just for one day.
Satine: You... you will be mean(注2).
Christian: No, I won't.
Satine: And I...I'll drink all the time.
Christian: We should be lovers.
Satine: We can't do that.
Christian: We should be lovers. And that's a fact.
Satine: Though nothing will keep us together.
Christian & Satine:
We could steal time just for one day. We could be heroes forever and ever. We could be heroes forever and ever. We can be heroes just because I will always love you. I can't help loving you. How wonderful life is now you're in the world.Satine: You're gonna be bad for business. I can tell. (Kiss each other)