quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2011


Porgy and Bess
de Otto Preminger, EUA, 1959, 138 min

Filme visto dia: 24/03 /2011

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Comentário:Assisti hoje o filme vencedor do Oscar de Melhor Trilha Sonora em 1960, o drama musical dirigido por Otto Preminger (1905-1986), Porgy and Bess, com atuações de Sidney Poitier (1927), Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr. e Brock Peters.

Trata-se de uma adaptação da Ópera homônima escrita em 1935 pelo compositor e pianista George Gershwin (1898-1937), por seu irmão Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), também compositor, e pelo escritor DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) autor da obra literária "Porgy" na qual a ópera foi baseada. O filme tem grandes atuações do elenco e uma agradável trilha sonora com canções compostas por André Previn e Ken Darby. Recebeu mais três nomeações, Melhor Fotografia para Leon Shamroy, Melhor Figurino para Irene Sharaff e Melhor Som.

A trama gira em torno da relação entre Porgy, papel de Sidney Poitier, um aleijado que vive em uma pequena vila de pescadores negros na Carolina do Sul, e uma viciada em drogas chamada Bess, interpretada por Dorothy Dandridge, que antes de se apaixonar por Porgy vivia com um truculento valentão da vila chamado Crown, papel de Brock Peters. No elenco ainda temos Diahann Carroll no papel de Clara e Sammy Davis Jr. no papel do traficante Sportin' Life.

ELENCO
Sidney Poitier ..... Porgy
Dorothy Dandridge ..... Bess
Sammy Davis Jr. ..... Sportin' Life
Pearl Bailey ..... Maria
Brock Peters ..... Crown
Diahann Carroll ..... Clara
Ruth Attawa ..... Serena Robbins
Claude Akins ..... Detetive
Clarence Muse ..... Peter
Ivan Dixon ..... Jim

CENA DO FILME















Cena de Porgy and Bess
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Sportin' Life, traficante interpretado por Sammy Davis Jr. cantando "It Ain't Necessarily So".


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Abertura do filme com a atriz Diahhan Carroll cantando "Summertime" e na sequência podemos conferir, "Bess, you is may woman now" e "I Got Plenty o'Nuttin".




Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But till that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by
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Bess, you is my woman now
Porgy:
Bess, you is my woman now,
you is, you is!
An' you mus' laugh an' sing an' dance
for two instead of one.
Want no wrinkle on yo' brow,
Nohow,
Because de sorrow of de past is all done done
Oh, Bess, my Bess!

Bess:
Porgy, I's yo' woman now,
I is, I is!
An' I ain't never goin' nowhere 'less you shares de fun.
Dere's no wrinkle on my brow,
Nohow,
But I ain't goin'! You hear me sayin',
If you ain' goin', wid you I'm stayin'!

Porgy, I's yo' woman now!
I's yours forever -
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

Porgy:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.
Bess, you got yo' man.

Bess, you is my woman now and forever.*
Dis life is jes' begun,
Bess, we two is one
Now an' forever.
Oh, bess, don't min' dose women.
You got yo' Porgy.
I knows you means it,
I seen it in yo' eyes, Bess.
We'll go swingin'
Through de years a-singin'.

Bess:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

Porgy:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

Bess:
Oh, my Porgy, my man, Porgy.

Porgy: [simultaneously] My bess, my Bess.

Bess: From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow: Porgy, I's yo'
woman now.

Porgy: [simultaneously]
From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow:
Oh, my Bessie, we's happy now. We is one now.

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Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'
And nuttin's plenty for me
I got no car, got no mule
I got no misery

De folks wid plenty o' plenty
Got a lock on de door
'Fraid somebody's a-goin' to rob 'em
While dey's out a-makin' more
What for

I got no lock on de door
Dat's no way to be
Dey kin steal de rug from de floor
Dat's okeh wid me
'Cause de things dat I prize
Like de stars in de skies
All are free

{Refrain}
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'
And nuttin's plenty for me
I got my gal, got my song
Got Hebben the whole day long
No use complaining
Got my gal, got my Lawd
Got my song

Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'
And nuttin's plenty for me
I got the sun, got the moon
Got the deep blue sea

De folks wid plenty o' plenty
Got to pray all de day
Seems wid plenty you sure got to worry
How to keep the debbel away
Away

I ain't frettin 'bout hell
'Till de time arrive
Never worry long as I'm well
Never one to strive
To be good, to be bad
What the hell
I is glad I's alive

{Refrain}
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[Fonte: Trilha sonora de Porgy and Bess]


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