19 de jan de 2012

A verdadeira trilha sonora de V de Vingança

Essa aqui é um pouco velha, mas acredito que os mais novos não conhecem. Os fãs da graphic novel V de Vingança sabem que ela cita diversas músicas, de Billie Holyday a Beethoven. Mas não é só isso. No prelúdio do Livro 2, V toca ele mesmo uma música em um piano, ela se chama This Vicious Cabaret e tem a letra e a partitura embaixo, como você vê na imagem:

Algumas pessoas não sabem, mas essa música existe de verdade, ela tem história.

David J, ex-baixista da banda gótica Bauhaus (minha preferida), nasceu em Northampton, mesma cidade do barbudão. Eles eram amigos e em 1983, Alan Moore o convidou para compor, em parceria, uma trilha sonora para a HQ. Eles fizeram três músicas juntos: This Vicious Cabaret, V's Theme e Incidental, Alan Moore escreveu a letra.

David lançou as três músicas em um EP (um disco de vinil compacto) chamado V for Vendetta, em 1984, mas logo saiu de catálogo. Em 1986 ele reeditou as músicas em uma coletânea chamada On Glass. Você pode ouvi-las aqui neste link.

Em 2006, aproveitando o sucesso do filme, ele relançou This Vicious Cabaret, que você também pode ouvir neste video:



E aqui você confere a letra, direto do site de David J.

This Vicious Cabaret

They say that there's a broken light for every heart on Broadway.
They say that life's a game, then they take the board away.
They give you masks and costumes and an outline of the story
Then leave you all to improvise their vicious cabaret...

In no-longer-pretty cities there are fingers in kitties.
There are warrants, forms, and chitties and a jackboot on the stair.
Sex and death and human grime, in monochrome for one thin dime,
But at least the trains all run on time but they don't go anywhere.
Facing their Responsibilities either on their backs or on their knees
There are ladies who just simply freeze and dare not turn away
And the widows who refuse to cry will be dressed in garter and bow-tie
And be taught to kick their legs up high in this vicious cabaret.

At last! The 1998 Show!
The ballet on the burning stage.
The documentary see
Upon the fractured screen
The dreadful poem scrwled upon the crumpled page...

There's a policeman with an honest soul that has seen whose head is on the pole
And he grunts and fills his briar bowl with a feeling of unease.
But he briskly frisks the torn remains for a fingerprint or crimson stains
And endevours to ignore the chins that he walks in to his knees.
while his master in the dark nearby inspects the hands, with a brutal eye,
That have never brushed a lover's thigh but have squeezed a nation's threat.
But he hungers in his secret dreams for the harsh embrace of cruel machines
But his lover is not what she seems and she will not leave a note.

At last! The 1998 Show!
The Situation Tragedy
Grand Opera slick with soap
Cliffhangers with no hope
The water-colour in the flooded gallery...

There's a girl who'll push but not shove and is desperate for her father's love
She believes the hand beneath the glove maybe one she needs to hold.
Though she doubts her hosts moralities she decides she is more at ease
In the Land Of Doing What You Please than outside in the cold.
But the backdrop's peel and the sets give way and the cast gets eaten by the play
There's a murderer at the Matinee, there are dead men in the aisles
And the patrons and actors too are uncertain if the show is through
And with side-long looks await their cue but the frozen mask just smiles.

At last! The 1998 Show!
The torch-song no one ever sings
The curfew chorus line
The comedy divine
The bulging eyes of puppets strangled by their strings

There's thrills and chills and girls galore, sing-songs and surprises
There's something hear for everyone, (reserve your seat today)
There's mischief and malarkies but no queers or yids or darkies
Within this bastard's carnival, this vicious cabaret.



Nota: David J e Alan Moore continuaram produzindo música, mas isso é motivo pra outro post.



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