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sábado, 24 de junho de 2017

Oito razões para admirar Anthony Perkins / Eight reasons to admire Anthony Perkins

O que a maioria das pessoas sabe sobre Anthony Perkins é que ele interpretou Norman Bates na obra-prima “Psicose” (1960) e em três sequências esquecíveis. De fato, quando buscamos por seu nome no Tumblr, a maior parte dos resultados são GIFs de Psicose.

What most people know about Anthony Perkins is that he played Norman Bates in the masterpiece “Psycho” (1960) and in three other not-so-good sequels. Indeed, when we look for his name on Tumblr, most of the content is about Psycho.
Outras pessoas, interessadas em tanatologia ou fofocas, devem saber que ele morreu de AIDS em 1992. E eu acho incrivelmente triste que este grande homem seja lembrado por estas duas coisas. Por isso fiz uma lista com oito razões para admirar meu crush alto, magro e fofo Anthony Perkins:

Other people, who are interested in thanatology or gossip, may know that he died of AIDS in 1992. And I think it's incredibly sad that this great guy is remembered by these two things. That's why I made this list with eight reasons to admire the tall, thin and cute man who I have a crush on, Anthony Perkins:
1- O sorriso: Fala sério, olha para essa coisinha fofa. Quando Tony sorri, você pode perceber um tom de brincadeira e timidez em seu rosto – como se ele tivesse vergonha de demonstrar sua felicidade. Eu considero timidez algo fofo, mas entendo que deve ter sido um problema para ele durante toda a vida – em especial em Hollywood.

1- His SMILE: Come on, look at that cuteness. When Tony smiles, you can see some goofiness and shyness in his face – as if he was ashamed to be showing happiness. I find his shyness cute, but I understand it must have been a problem for him during his life – especially in Hollywood.
2- Um grande talento para atuar: Anthony Perkins fez dramas, westerns, filmes românticos e, claro, filmes de terror. Ele trouxe humanidade a todos os personagens que interpretou, e fez todos críveis. Bem, ele até fez o público se importar com um psicopata!

2- The man had a great acting range: Anthony Perkins did dramas, westerns, romantic movies and, of course, horror films. He brought warmth to all the characters he played, and made them believable. Well, he even made the public care for a psycopath!

Ele trabalhava bem ao lado de atores já famosos, como Henry Fonda e Ingrid Bergman, sem ser obscurecido por eles. Ele até ganhou o prêmio de melhor ator em Cannes por “Mais uma vez, adeus”, um filme maravilhoso de 1961 em que contracena com Bergman.

He could hold up well next to established actors, like Henry Fonda and Ingird Bergman, without being overshadowed by them. He even won the best actor award at Cannes for “Goodbye Again”, a marvelous 1961 film in which he acts with Bergman.
3- Ele também trabalhou como diretor: Seguindo os passos de Orsons Welles, quem ele admirava imensamente, Perkins também trabalhou como diretor. Infelizmente, ele dirigiu apenas dois filmes: “Psicose III” (1986) e “Lucky Stiff” (1988). Eu fico imaginando que outros filmes ele poderia ter dirigido se tivesse vivido mais!

3- He also worked as a director: Following the footsteps of Orson Welles, who he great admired, Perkins also worked as a director. Unfortunately, he only directed two movies: “Psycho III” (1986) and “Lucky Stiff” (1988). I wonder what else he could have done if he had lived longer!
4- Ele também foi roteirista: Perkins e o amigo Stephen Sondheim escreveram o roteiro que se tornou o filme “O Fim de Sheila” (1973). Herbert Ross, o diretor, foi quem convenceu a dupla a transformar os “jogos de mistério e assassinatos” que eles jogavam em uma história.

4- He ALSO wrote a screenplay: Perkins and his friend Stephen Sondheim wrote a screenplay that became the 1973 film “The Last of Sheila”. Herbert Ross, who directed the film, was the one who encouraged the duo to turn their usual “murder mystery parlor games” into a story for the screen.
5- Ele falava francês: Você deve saber, por experiência própria ou pelas sábias palavras de Maurice Chevalier, que francês é a língua da paixão – l'amour!

5- He spoke French: You must know, through your own experience or through the wise words of Maurice Chevalier, that French is the language of romance – l'amour!

Nos anos 60, Perkins fez alguns fimes na Europa, deu entrevistas em Cannes e gravou algumas músicas em francês.

In the 1960s, Perkins made a few films in Europe, gave interviews while in Cannes and recorded some songs in French.
6- Ele lutou contra os estereótipos: Ele conseguiu apenas papéis estereotipados, ao estilo Norman Bates, depois de “Psicose”, mas ele procurou maneiras de mostrar seu talento em outros trabalhos que não fossem dentro do gênero horror.

6- He fought typecasting: He was forever typecast in movies after “Psycho”, but he looked for ways to show his talent in other works that did not belong to the horror genre.

Perkins foi o protagonista de duas comédias da Broadway nos anos 60, e na década seguinte esteve na montagem original de Equus substituindo Anthony Hopkins no papel principal. Seu trabalho na Europa também foi uma tentativa de escapar dos estereótipos.

Perkins was the lead in two Broadway comedies in the 1960s, and on the following decade he was on the original production of Equus replacing Anthony Hopkins as the lead. His work in Europe was also an attempt to escape typecasting.
With Sophia Loren in 1962
7- Ele sabia cantar: Nem todo mundo sabe disso, mas Anthony Perkins amava música e até gravou alguns CDs! Ele não era nenhum Sinatra, mas acho que era um cantor muito bom. Ouça:

7- He could SING: Not everybody knows about this, but Anthony Perkins loved music and even recorded a few CDs! He was no Sinatra, but I think his singing was pretty decent. Listen:
8- Ele lutou corajosamente contra a AIDS: A mídia não é nojenta? O preconceito não é horrível? Nos anos 50, Perkins não podia se assumir homossexual e tinha de ir a encontros arranjados com jovens atrizes para convencer os tabloides de que ele era hétero – esta prática, inclusive, ainda é comum entre as estrelas de TV brasileiras.

8- He fought AIDS with courage: Isn't the media disgusting? Isn't prejudice horrible? In the 1950s, Perkins couldn't be his true homosexual self and had to go on arranged dates with starlets to make tabloids convinced that he was straight – this practice is still common with Brazilian television stars now.

Perkins começou a se odiar e tentou encontrar uma cura para sua “doença”. Ele acabou se casando com Berry Berenson, e com ela teve dois filhos. Mas não seriam felizes para sempre: em 1990, um tabloide teve acesso a um exame de sangue de Perkins e publicou que o ator tinha AIDS. Sim, Tony e a família ficaram sabendo do diagnóstico através de um jornal.

Perkins went on to hate himself and try to find a cure for his “disease”. He ultimately married Berry Berenson and had two sons with her. But there would be no happily ever after: in 1990, a tabloid got access to his blood exam records and published that he had AIDS. Yes, Tony and his family found out through a newspaper.
Dali em diante, os jornalistas cercavam a casa deles o tempo todo, e seguiam os funcionários da família para tentar descobrir mais sobre a doença de Tony. Apesar deste inferno, Perkins continuou trabalhando até sua morte, em 12 de setembro de 1992.

From them on, journalists would be in front of their house 24/7 and follow their employees, wanting to know details about Tony's disease. Nevertheless, Perkins kept on working until his death, on September 12th, 1992.

Não posso deixar de pensar em quantas outras coisas Anthony Perkins poderia ter feito com seu talento se o mundo tivesse sido mais bondoso com ele. E eu imagino quantas pessoas como Tony não conseguem atingir seu potencial e têm de viver atormentados porque, todos os dias, o mundo não é bondoso com eles.

I can't avoid but wonder how much more Anthony Perkins could have accomplished if the world had been kinder to him. And I wonder how many people like Tony can't fulfill their potential and have to live tormented lives because the world isn't kind to them every day.


This is my contribution to the Reel Infatuation blogathon, hosted by Silver Screenings and Font and Frock.

8 comentários:

Silver Screenings disse...

Anthony Perkins was truly talented. I think my fave Perkins role is "Goodbye Again" with Ingrid Bergman.

It's not often a person reads such wonderful tributes to this actor, which makes your essay all the more special. Thank you for joining the blogathon, and for reminding all of us what a special talent he was. :)

Caftan Woman disse...

Such a talent and he had so many outlets for his creativity.

Did you know his sons are also in the business. Anthony's dad was actor Osgoode Perkins who starred in the original The Front Page on Broadway. You can catch him in classic films like Scarface. Anthony's son Oz is named for him, and he is an actor and director. The second son, Elvis, is a composer.

thoughtsallsorts disse...

Hi Lê...Wow...this is so interesting. What's also just weird is how The Last of Sheila has been mentioned twice now in about a month. I thought I was the only one who knew about this movie.
Great Post
Cat

Michaela disse...

I adore this man, even more so after reading your post! I mean, come on, the man could sing in French?! I remember being shocked when I found out he and Sondheim wrote The Last of Sheila, a film that fascinates me a lot. Great tribute!

Virginie Pronovost disse...

Oh yes, that smile!!! So lovely! And he spoke French! Certainly a good reason to love him indeed. ;) I have his version of Moonlight Swim on my ipod and I love it! He was a good singer! I don't know if you've seen this, but it's quite priceless:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9qMo7rDXRc
Ok the quality is very bad, but at least it will give you an idea!

I loved the form of your post! It was most entertaining! :)

Brittaney disse...

I've seen several of Perkins films. I had no idea he had so many other talents though. I often bemoan the fact that entertainers seem to have multiple talents while I have none! It doesn't seem fair.

Eva Schon disse...

I've seen Anthony Perkins in only three films, I believe - The Tin Star, Friendly Persuasion, and Is Paris Burning?. I thoroughly enjoyed his performances in each one and it's actually kinda sad that he was so badly type-cast after Psycho (despite his attempts to rectify that). A great actor, definitely.

~Eva

P.S. Plus, he's rather adorable. <3

Elaine Classic Movie Treasures disse...

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