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segunda-feira, 15 de maio de 2017

Five Stars blogathon - My Top 5 classic film stars

Happy National Classic Movie Day!

Para a celebração deste ano do Dia Nacional do Cinema Clássico, o Rick do Classic Film and TV Café nos pediu algo quase impossível: que escolhêssemos as cinco estrelas de cinema antigo que mais amamos. Ah, a dor lancinante que  esta tarefa me causou! As dúvidas! As ponderações! As noites em claro fazendo esta lista!

For this year's celebration, Rick at the Classic Film and TV Café asked us a nearly impossible thing: to name our five favorite classic film stars. Oh, the excruciating pain that this task made me go through! The doubts! The regrets! The pondering! The nights I couldn't sleep thinking about this list!

Eu acabei escolhendo os “cinco primeiros”. Muitos outros vieram e se juntaram a este grupo, e eu ainda estou descobrindo novas estrelas e adicionando-as ao meu panteão. Mas estes sempre terão um lugar especial no meu coração. Talvez não porque eles sejam os melhores – e na minha opinião eles são – mas porque eles foram os primeiros que eu conheci e aprendi a amar.

I ended up choosing the “first five”. Many others came and joined this group, and I'm always discovering new stars to add to my pantheon. But these will always have a special place in my heart. Maybe not because they are the best – and in my opinion they are – but because they were some of the first I came to know and love.

Katharine Hepburn: A melhor atriz da era clássica. Aquela que ganhou quatro Oscars. A lenda número 1 segundo a AFI. Eu me impressionei com todas estas conquistas, e comecei a procurar por filmes dela. Quando eu finalmente a vi na tela, eu soube que todo título, prêmio e honra havia sido merecido. Kate é uma força da natureza, uma atriz refinada com imensa versatilidade ao atuar, alguém que poderia interpretar qualquer papel com perfeição. Ah, e ela também é um excelente exemplo de mulher esperta e independente!
Katharine Hepburn: The best actress of the classic film era. The one who got four Oscars. The number 1 AFI legend. I was impressed with all these accomplishments, then I started looking for her films. When I finally saw her onscreen, I knew every single title, award and honor was well deserved. Kate is a force of nature, a refined actress, one with huge acting range and someone who could play any part with perfection. And, oh, she is a really great role model as a smart and independent woman!
Greta Garbo: Já houve no mundo alguém tão bonito quanto Garbo? Eu acho que não. Desde o começo, eu olhava para o rosto dela como se olhasse para algo etéreo, especial, que não é deste mundo. Ela brilhou com a mesma intensidade em filmes mudos e falados, e eu ainda fico impressionada com toda e qualquer foto que vejo dela.
Greta Garbo: Has there ever been someone as beautiful as Garbo on Earth? I don't think so. Since the beginning, I looked at her face as if I was looking into something ethereal, special, not from this world. She shone equally in silents and talkies, and I'm still left speechless with every single picture of her I see.
Jean Harlow: Assim como muitas pessoas, eu li sobre a morte de Harlow antes de ler sobre a vida e carreira dela. A deusa loira viveu apenas 26 anos, mas o trabalho dela vive para sempre, e nunca para de me impressionar. Eu a adoro tanto como comediante quanto como sedutora. Jean podia interpretar qualquer papel com perfeição.
Jean Harlow: Like many people, I learned about Harlow's death before knowing about her life and career. The blonde goddess lived only 26 years, but her work is out there, forever, and never stops amazing me. I love her as a comedienne and as a femme fatale of sorts. Jean could do anything, with perfection.
James Cagney: Foi Harlow que me levou a Cagney. Eu comecei a ver o único filme que eles fizeram juntos, “Inimigo Público” (1931), por causa dela, mas ao final estava hipnotizada por ele. Cagney colocava doses iguais de amor e energia em tudo que fazia, e isso fez dele um grande homem – e um ator maior ainda.
James Cagney: Harlow was the one who led me to Cagney. I started watching their only film together, “Public Enemy” (1931) because of her, but in the end I was mesmerized with him. Cagney put love and energy in everything he did, and this makes him a great guy – and an even greater actor.
Lon Chaney: Eu estava em dúvida entre Chaney e Keaton, mas escolhi Cahney. Eu sei que Keaton é muito popular entre os fãs de cinema clássico, e eu também o amo muito. Na verdade, eu acredito que quase tudo que vou falar sobre Chaney também se aplica a Keaton. Ele era versátil. Ele era corajoso. Ele era criativo. Qualquer filme fica melhor com ele. Chaney nunca me desapontou.
Lon Chaney: I was torn between Chaney and Keaton, but chose Chaney. I know Keaton is very popular among the classic film fandom, and I also love him to pieces. Actually, I think almost everything I'll say about Chaney also suits Keaton. He was versatile. He was bold. He was creative. Any movie is better with him. Chaney has never disappointed me.
This is my contribution to the Five Stars Blogathon, hosted by Rick at Classic Film and TV Café. Now it’s time to party!

14 comentários:

Rick29 disse...

I was delighted to see that you named two of my father's favorite stars: Jean Harlow and Lon Chaney. I think Jean Harlow was his first silver screen crush as a teenager...and I can see why. She was pretty, but there was also an incredible sexiness in the way she way she presented herself on screen. As for Lon Chaney, I think his ability to get inside his characters was even more impressive than his incredible make-up. Well done!

charsmoviereviews disse...

I am so happy that you included Jean Harlow!! She is my all-time favourite actress hands down. She was absolutely stunning, but her acting chops and range definitely cemented her legacy. The others you included are obviously all incredible as well :)

Caftan Woman disse...

I love your list of 5 favourite stars. I understand your suffering through keeping the list to 5, but it was fun too, wasn't it?

Katharine Hepburn inspires awe.

Cagney inspires love.

Until I'm watching her, I have a tendency to forget how marvelous Greta Garbo truly is.

My daughter once said of Harlow "There's nobody like her today. That's a shame."

Lon Chaney speaks to me, no matter that his greatest work is encompassed in the silent era.

Silver Screenings disse...

Excellent choices, Le! I'm glad you included Jean Harlow because, as you said, she really could do everything. I'm also glad you chose Lon Chaney. He didn't occur to be,, and he definitely deserves to be mentioned.

Rebecca Deniston disse...

Great list! I liked that you included Lon Chaney--the horror genre and film makeup owe so, so much to him. He's truly unique. And James Cagney, too. Such a strong character he was.

Flapper Dame 16 disse...

I think Katharine Is over-joyed you chose her as Number one!!

The Metzinger Sisters disse...

Great choices! Your selections read like a list of actors that every non-classic film fan should be introduced to first. Katharine Hepburn's films are certainly must-see!

Robin Pruter disse...

Hepburn would be on my list too.

Your choice of Chaney surprised me. He's obviously deserving, but I don't think he would be a common choice.

FlickChick disse...

Love your choices. Narrowing it down to 5 is so hard, isn't it? We agree on Cagney, but I admit I toyed with Garbo and Harlow, too.

Michaela disse...

Amazing choices. I adore Garbo, but it can take me a while to watch her films -- they can be so heavy! And yay for Kate, of course! ;)

Leah Williams disse...

Love that you chose Harlow and Garbo! Didn't think of either of them, but they mesmerize me, and Harlow is so funny!

Gill Jacob disse...

Love your choices - Katherine Hepburn is always fantastic, check out The Aviator about Howard Hughes with Leonardo Di Caprio, Hepburn is played by Cate Blanchett and its a great movie. Loved Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story one of my faves with Cary Grant xx

Christian Esquevin disse...

Great choices Le. I admire all of them, in fact I considered all of them for my blog too. They
were the great stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

CineMaven disse...

Wow!!! You've included the creme de la creme and the heart of old Hollywood in your picks with Kate, Garbo, Harlow, Cagney and the Man of 1000 Faces. I enjoyed your list and your reasons. Nicely done.

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