martes, 21 de junio de 2005

Vincent Malloy tiene siete años

Una vez instalados en las incómodas butacas de los míticos cines Van Golem para ver Pesadilla antes de Navidad, de Tim Burton, y en uno de los raros y mágicos momentos en los que una sala de cine se digna en sacrificar unos minutos de publicidad a cambio de poner un corto, tuve la suerte de poder ver el corto de Vincent, la historia de un muchacho atormentado que bien podría ser el mismísimo Burton. De los mejores recuerdos que tengo estando en un cine, con la voz de ultratumba del propio Vincent Price. Siéntense y disfruten.

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

Vincent

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

Vincent

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 Abacrombie,
In the hopes of creating a horrible zombie.

Vincent

So 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 the time.

Vincent

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.

Vincent

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.

Vincent

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 a portrait of his beautiful wife.

Vincent

While alone and insane, encased in his tomb,
Vincent's mother suddenly burst into the room.
"If you want to you can go outside and play.
It's sunny outside and a beautiful day."

Vincent

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 am possessed by this house, and can never leave it again."

Vincent

His mother said, "You're not possessed, and you're not almost dead.
These games that you play are all in your head.
You're 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're 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.

Vincent

The room started to sway, to shiver and creak.
His horrid insanity had reached its peak.

Vincent

He saw Abacrombie his zombie slave,
And heard his wife call from beyond the grave.

Vincent

She spoke from 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 laugh to terrified screams.

To escape the madness, he reached for the door,
But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor.

Vincent

His voice was soft and very slow,
As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe,
"And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted - Nevermore!"

Vincent

5 comentarios:

oRLoFF dijo...

Gran corto con una historia autobiográfica a su manera, Burton eran un gran fan de Vincent Price y al final tuvo la suerte de trabajar con él un par de veces, esperemos que este año sera la resurreción final del genial Burton con sus dos pelis.

Naif dijo...

Tengo muchas esperanzas con Corpse Bride aunque no tantas con La fábrica de chocolate.

Txapulín dijo...

El corto es una maravilla, igual que el otro corto de Burton, Frankenweenie. Gracias por el recuerdo ;).

Sin menospreciar, en absoluto, porque también les tengo muchas ganas, las dos pelis de Burton de este año, yo estoy deseando que algún día Burton se vuelva a poner con Sweeney Todd, el barbero de Fleet Street .

..::: Jejerete :::.. dijo...

demasiado bueno... y frankenweenie tambien es muy bueno

Anónimo dijo...

es genial,
me encontó, ame a
vincent.......

tim burton es genial,
es un verdadero genio......


adios





hanita