Martin Luther King, Jr. : The motor is now
cranked up and we are moving up the
highway of freedom toward the city of equality. And we can't afford to stop now,
because our nation has a date with destiny. We must keep moving. I have a dream
this afternoon that one day right here in Detroit, Negroes will be able to buy a
house anywhere that their money will carry them, and they will be able to get a
Woman: Made my peach cobbler!
Curtis: Hey, baby, you know my sisters.
Effie: Tell me something. Do you think it's right to promote an amateur
performer over a professional?
Curtis: I don't know what this is about.
Effie: It's about fairness, Curtis. It's about people paying their dues. Ain't that what you keep
telling me? "Get in line, Effie.
Wait your turn." So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on the 45 when an amateur like Martin
Luther King, Jr. Gets his own freakin' album? I mean, can he even sing?
Curtis: All right, that was a good one.
Effie: You're a great man, Curtis. Isn't your brother a great man?
1. Crank up
这里的意思是"Get started"，例如：The theater season is cranking up with four benefit
2. Pay one's dues
意思是"Earn something through hard work, long experience, or suffering
获得自己应得的"，例如：She'd paid her dues in small-town shows before she finally got a
3. In line
这里的in line 是指"prepared; ready"，get in line 的意思就是get prepared。
4. B-side on the 45
A 45 was an old fashioned record album in the US in the 1960s. The B-side was
the second side of the album, where less popular tunes were put. Effie