sábado, 12 de fevereiro de 2011


As Aventuras de Ferdinando/A Família Buscapé / Li'l Abner
de Melvin Frank, Lil'l Abner, EUA, 1959, 114 min

Filme visto dia:12/02/2011

Cotação
Força estética: ½

Comentário: Musical dirigido por Melvin Frank (1913-1988), e roteirizado pelo diretor juntamente com Norman Panama (1914-2003) baseado em um musical homônimo da Broadway e nos personagens dos quadrinhos criados e desenhados por Al Capp (1909-1979), lançado em tiras de vários jornais norte-americanos entre 13 de Agosto de 1934 e 13 de Novembro de 1977, sendo publicado com sucesso no Brasil com o nome de Ferdinando na década de 60.

O Musical foi colorido em Technicolor e a maior parte foi encenada num exuberante e colorido cenário criado para a fictícia cidade de Brejo Seco , Dogpatch no Original.

No elenco temos a belíssima Leslie Perris (1935) no papel de Daisy Mae, ela que atuou em um episodio da Série Clássica Original de Star Trek na pele da Tenente Carolyn Palamas em 1967; temos o ator galã Peter Palmer (1931) interpretando o personagem principal Li'l Abner; e eu particularmente fiquei boquiaberto com a performance da belíssima e graciosa Julie Newmar (1933) que interpreta uma dançarina que deixa qualquer homem estupefato, ela que fazia o papel da Mulher-Gato no famoso seriado kitsch do Batman nos anos 60. Um Musical exuberante, colorido e com performances cheias de energia e vigor. Recebeu uma indicação na categoria de "Melhor Trilha Sonora" composta por Nelson Riddle e Joseph J. Lilley, mas perdeu o prêmio para Porgy and Bess (1959) de Otto Preminger.


  • Veja o comentário do filme Porgy and Bess, filme que tirou o Oscar de Melhor Trilha Sonora de As Aventuras de Ferdinando.

Sinopse: Numa cidadezinha do sul dos Estados Unidos chamada Dogpatch, a proximidade de um feriado importante mobiliza a população para organizar os festejos de uma corrida tradicional na qual as mulheres correm literalmente atrás de seus futuro parceiros. A jovem Daisy Mae, no entanto, quer aproveitar a oportunidade para tentar conquistar Li'l Abner. Todos estão ansiosos, até que um senador aparece para comunicar que a cidade poderá servir como base para testes de uma bomba atômica a não ser que as pessoam provem às autoridades que a cidade tem algum valor e deva ser poupada.


Obs:
os quadrinhos de Li'l Abner podem ser lidos no site: http://www.lil-abner.com/index.html







Não deixe de ler esta excelente matéria sobre Ferdinando e seu criador Al Capp nesta matéria do site Universo HQ.


Outra matéria sobre Ferdinando pode ser lida no site Guia dos Quadrinhos.







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ELENCO


Curiosidades e Cenas do filme








Peter Palmer interpreta Li'l Abner, aqui em cena com a personaggem Daisy Mae vivida por Leslie Perris.














Julie Newmar na foto ao lado interpretando a invenção do personagem Available Jones que é capaz de deixar qualquer homem estupefato.


























Julie Newmar em 1966 como a Mulher-Gato do Seriado Batman, exibido originalmente entre os anos de 1966 e 1968.














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  • Momento curioso do filme com a sexy Julie Newmar saindo do foguete e deixando o personagem de Jerry Lewis embasbacado, entorpecido e estupefato. Ele que faz apenas esta pequena ponta no filme e a participação não foi creditada. [Hilariante!!!!]
- Para que serve mesm a invenção?
- Para deixar qualquer homem estupefato!!!






  • Alguns Números Musicais do Filme Lil'l Abner disponíveis no Youtube




Jubilation T. Cornpone
[Fonte:

JUBILATION T. CORNPONE
Lil' Abner : The Musical (1956)
(Gene De Paul / Johnny Mercer)
Stubby Kaye - 1956


When we fought the Yankees and annihilation was near,
Who was there to lead the charge that took us safe to the rear?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;
Old "Toot your own horn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, a man who knew no fear!

When we almost had 'em but the issue still was in doubt,
Who suggested the retreat that turned it into a rout?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;
Old "Tattered and torn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, he kept us hidin' out!

With our ammunition gone and faced with utter defeat,
Who was it that burned the crops and left us nothing to eat?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;
Old "September Morn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, the pants blown off his seat!

HURRAY!

When it seemed like our brave boys would keep on fighting for months,
Who took pity on them and ca-pit-u-lated at once?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone; Unshaven and shorn - pone.
Jubilation T. Cornpone, he weren't nobody's dunce!

Who went re-con-noiter-ing to flank the enemy's rear,
Circled through the piney woods, and disappeared for a year?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;
Old "Treat 'em with scorn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, the missing mountaineer!

Who became so famous with a reputation so great,
That he ran for president and didn't carry a state?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;
Old "Wouldn't be sworn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, he made the country wait!

Stonewall Jackson got his name by standing firm in the fray.
Who was known to all his men as good ol' "Paper Mache?"
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone;

*****
Jubilation T. Cornpone, he really saved the day!

REPRISE ( FINALE ):

Though he's gone to his reward, his mighty torch is still lit.
First in war. First in peace. First to holler, "I quit!"
Jubilation T. Cornpone;


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The country's in the very best of hands





Fonte da Letra: Allmusicals.com

Them city folks and friends
Are pretty much alike
Though they ain't used to living in the sticks
We don't like stone or cement
But we is in agreement
When we get started talking politics

The country's in the very best of hands
The best of hands
The best of hands

The treasury says the national debt
Is climbing to the sky
And government expenditures
Have never been so high
It makes a fellow get a
Gleam of pride when they decide
To see how our economy expands
The country's in the very best of hands

The country's in the very best of hands
The best of hands
The best of hands

You oughtta hear the senate
When their drawing up a bill
Where asses and dimwits are crowded in each conisil (sp.)
Such legal terminology
Would give your heart a thrill
There's phrases there that no one understands
The country's in the very best of hands

The building boom, they say
Is getting bigger every day
And when I asked a feller
How could everybody pay
He come up with an answer
That made everything okay
Supplies are getting greater than demands
The country's in the very best of hands

Don't you believe them congressmen
And senators are dumb
When they run into problems
That is tough to overcome
They just declare something
They call the moritorium
The upper and the lower house dismans
The country's in the very best of hands

Fox Motors is connected to the nominee
The nominee's connected to the treasury
When he ain't connected to the treasury
He sits around on his thigh bone

He sits around in his fancy car
This big congressional parking lot
Just sits around on the you know what
'Cause there they calls it their thigh bone

Them bones, them bones
Gonna rise again
Gonna excercise a franchise again
Gonna tax us up to our eyes again
When he gets them off of their thigh bone

The country's in the very best of hands
The best of hands
The best of hands

The farm bill should be
Eight-nine percent paroty
And all their fellow recommends
It should be mound at three
But eighty, ninety-five percent who cares about decree
It's paroty that no one understands
The country's in the very best of hands

Them GOP's and democrats
Each hates the other one
They's always criticizing
How the country should be run
But neither tell the public
What the others gone and done
As long as no one knows
Where no one stands
The country's in the very best of hands

They sits around and just place their ass
Where folks in congress has always sat
Just sits around on their excess bag
Up there they calls it their thigh bone

They sits around till they starts to snore
Jumps up and hollers
I has the floor
Then sits right down where they sats before
Up there they calls it their thigh bone

Them bones, them bones
Gonna cross again
So dignified and so wise again
While the budget doubles in size again
When it gets them off of their thigh bone

The country's in the very best of hands
The best of hands
The best of hands

The money that they taxes us
That's known as revenues
They compound up collaterals
Subtracts the residue

Don't worry about the principal
And interest it encrues
They're shipping all that stuff to foreign lands
The country's in the very best of hands
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Namely You
[Fonte: Allmusicals.com]



[Daisy Mae]
You deserve a gal who's willin, namely me
One who'd love to have your chil'en, namely me
Standin there at the doorway waitin' at the close of day
With you all the way, to love, honor, and obey

You deserve two arms to hold you, namely mine
Arms to comfort and enfold you, rain or shine
I deserve someone sweet and tender
Bashful and shy and true
And I know just the one who'd do, namely you

[Abner]
You deserve someone good lookin', namely me
Someone who as yet ain't tooken, namely me
Come the day I no longer batchel, natur'ly I'll be true

[Together]
And who could I be truest to? Namely you.


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[Fonte: Allmuscials.com ] ou então Li'L Abner - Lyrics Playground
It's A Typical Day
If I Had My Druthers
Jubilation T. Cornpone
Rag Offen The Bush
Namely You
Unnecessary Town
What's Good For General Bullmoose
The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands
• Sadie Hawkins Day Ballet (binaural version)
Oh, Happy Day
I'm Past My Prime
Love In A Home
Progress Is The Root Of All Evil
Put 'Em Back
The Matrimonial Stomp
There's Room Enough For Us

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Trecho de um dos quadrinhos de Lil'l Abner.


























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