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Vincent

Así se titula el primer corto de Tim Burton, realizado en 1982.
Es un regalo, una perlita que el Sr.Burton ideó y creó basándose en "El cuervo" de Edgar Allan Poe.
Vincent, que tiene 7 años, no es un niño corriente y le gusta imaginarse como Vincent Price.
Una estética preciosa, un ejemplo más del fantástico mundo que habita en la cabeza de este cineasta americano que, además, también es dibujante, escritor y artista plástico.
Un detalle: la voz del narrador es la del mismísimo Vincent Price.....aterradora.



Vincent Malloy is seven years old
He's polite and always does as he's told
For a boy his age, he's considerate and nice
But he wants to be just like Vincent Price

He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog, and cats
Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats
There he could reflect on the horrors he has invented and wander dark hallways alone and tormented

Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him
But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum
He likes to experiment on his dog Abocrombie
In the hopes of creating a horrible zombie
So that he and his horrible zombie dog
could go searching for victims in the London fog

His thoughts aren't only of ghoulish crime
He likes to paint and read to pass some of the time
While other kids read books like "Go Jane Go"
Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe.

One night while reading a gruesome tale
he read a passage that made him turn pale
Such horrible news he could not survive
For his beautiful wife had been buried alive

He dug out her grave to make sure she was dead
Unaware that her grave was his mother's flower bed
His mother sent Vincent off to his room
He knew he'd been banished to the tower of doom
where he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life
alone with the portrait of his beautiful wife.

While alone and insane incased in his doom
Vincent's mother burst suddenly into the room
She said, "If you want, you can go out and play
It's sunny outside and a beautiful day."

Vincent tried to talk but he just couldn't speak
the years of isolation had made him quite weak
So he took out some paper and scrawled with a pen:
"I'm possessed by this house and can never leave it again."

His mother said, "You are NOT possessed and you are NOT almost dead
These games you play are all in your head
You are NOT Vincent Price, you're Vincent Malloy
You're not tormented or insane, you're just a young boy
You're seven years old, and you are my son
I want you to get outside and have some real fun."

Her anger now spent, she walked out through the hall
While Vincent backed slowly against the wall
The room started to sway, to shiver and creak
His horrored insanity had reached its peak
He saw Abocrombie, his zombie slave
and heard his wife call from beyond the grave

She spoke through her coffin and made ghoulish demands
While through cracking walls reached skeleton hands
Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams
swept his mad laughter to terrified screams

To escape the badness, he reached for the door
but fell limp and lifeless down on the floor
His voice was soft and very slow
As he quoted "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe:
"And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted...Nevermore."

8 comentarios:

Zapatos de tacón dijo...

Hola Princess Valium, no soy capaz de verlo, oooooohhhhhh.
Un beso

Zapatos de tacón dijo...

Por fin, lo he conseguido...
Es buenísimo, macabro, pero menuda creatividad...
Un beso

canichu dijo...

yo la tengo en casa en un CD con su cajita y todo y la verdad que sçes un placer ver este corto... y más si luego te pones a repasar su libro de poesías del chico ostra.

Cristina dijo...

Hola Princess Valium,

Muchas gracias por tu comentario sobre las vacaciones. Acabo de verlo.
Me encanta Tim Burton...

samv dijo...

El placer es todo mio, Princess.
Siempre es agradable ver un poco de Vincent de vez en cuando. Gracias por recordármelo, he colocado el poema "The Raven" en mi blog.
Hasta otra.
http://samvel.blog.com/LITERATURA/

Apolo dijo...

Tim Burton, uno de los mejores directores con universo propio que viene demostrándolo desde siempre. Yo espero sus películas como agua de mayo, me siento identificado con sus historias (me siento identificado con él al crearlas, quiero decir, ambos tenemos muchos pájaros en la cabeza, pájaros siniestros y de cuento de hadas...)

bachibozuk@hotmail.com dijo...

Es sencillamente genial!

Me encanta la poesía y la magnífica voz con que está recitada. Ninguna imagen tiene desperdicio y con esos planos tan surrealistas consigue atraparte en la "tiernamenterrorifica" atmósfera Burton.

Recomiendo a todo el mundo ...el niño ostra.

#CoZuK#

PD.: Prendado intelectualmente de tu Blog he quedado.

Dani dijo...

Un hombre con una imaginacion increible..."Edward Scissorhands" seguira estando entre mis peliculas favoritas...
Gracias por compartir.
Saludos.