quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012


Escravo de uma Paixão
de Frank Powell, A Foll There Was, EUA, 1915, 65 min.

Filme visto dia: 01/02/2012

Minha Cotação:

Beije-me, meu tolo!!
Kiss me, my fool!

Comentário: A primeira femme fatale do cinema Theda Bara (1885-1955) eternizou-se neste clássico do cinema mudo que narra uma trama simples, mas com cenas de grande impacto para época. Theda Bara interpreta a vampira que seduz um homem casado e o leva à ruína e a decadência moral. A trama é baseada no poema A Fool There Was escrito pelo poeta inglês Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). O filme está disponível gratuitamente na internet, você pode conferí-lo aqui (basta apertar o botão play abaixo) ou no site Internet Archive.


O Filme está disponível aqui no Arquivoxdecinema
Os intertítulos estão em língua inglesa



ELENCO
Runa Hodges - A criança
Mabel Frenyear - Kate Schuyler (Esposa do tolo)
Edward José - O Marido (tolo imbecil), John Schuyler
May Allison - A irmã da esposa
Clifford Bruce - O amigo, Tom
Theda Bara - A Vampira
Victor Benoit - uma das vítimas da vampira, Reginal Parmalee
Frank Powell - O Doutor (as Frank Fowell)
Minna Gale - A noiva do Doutor

A Vampira - Pintura mais famosa de Philip Burne-Jones

Pintura de Philip Burne-Jones (1861–1926) que também serviu de inspiração para a o poema de Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
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O Poema [Rudyard Kipling]
A fool there was and he made his prayer
(Even as you or I!)
To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair,
(We called her the woman who did not care),
But the fool he called her his lady fair--
(Even as you or I!)

Oh, the years we waste and the tears we waste,
And the work of our head and hand
Belong to the woman who did not know
(And now we know that she never could know)
And did not understand!

A fool there was and his goods he spent,
(Even as you or I!)
Honour and faith and a sure intent
(And it wasn't the least what the lady meant),
But a fool must follow his natural bent
(Even as you or I!)

Oh, the toil we lost and the spoil we lost
And the excellent things we planned
Belong to the woman who didn't know why
(And now we know that she never knew why)
And did not understand!

The fool was stripped to his foolish hide,
(Even as you or I!)
Which she might have seen when she threw him aside--
(But it isn't on record the lady tried)
So some of him lived but the most of him died--
(Even as you or I!)

``And it isn't the shame and it isn't the blame
That stings like a white-hot brand--
It's coming to know that she never knew why
(Seeing, at last, she could never know why)
And never could understand!''

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