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quarta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2014

Um pouco mais sobre o cineasta Ed Wood

Edward Davis Wood, Jr. (1924 — 1978) foi um produtor e diretor estadunidense de filmes eróticos de terror e ficção científica. Considerado por muitos críticos "pior cineasta" de todos os tempos.

Seus filmes, tinham como característica a inventividade diante dos limitados recursos técnicos e orçamentários dos quais dispunha. Os efeitos especiais era considerados duvidosos no que diz respeito à qualidade. Continuidade também não era um de seus pontos fortes. Ele também fazia reaproveitamento constante de material não utilizado em outras produções. (Esta última Michael Bay faz direto, será uma homenagem?)

Trabalhava sempre com atores caricatos, o que inclui um ex-lutador de luta livre sueco (Tor Johnson)  e o místico Criswell. Ele até tinha uma obsessão por Maila Nurmi, atriz finlandesa que usava o nome de Vampira. Escreveu vários papéis para a moça, mas ela só aceitou participar, em um papel sem falas de "Plan 9 From Outer Space".


Seu interprete mais célebre no entanto foi Bela Lugosi. Foi Wood o responsável pelos últimos filmes do eterno Drácula. É esta relação que a cinebiografia de Burton aborda.

Feitos "na base do improviso" e com roteiros e elenco singulares, seus filmes tornaram-se clássicos do cinema trash. Especialmente seu maior sucesso Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral de 1956. Veja o trailer:


Sua filmografia completa inclui além de créditos como diretor, trabalhos como ator, produtor e roteirista:

Diretor
1995 Crossroads of Laredo (Short)
1995 Take It Out in Trade: The Outtakes (Video)
1993 Hellborn (Video) (segments "Hellborn", "Home Movie")
1971 'Necromania': A Tale of Weird Love! (as Don Miller)
1971 Nympho Cycler
1971 The Young Marrieds
1970 Take It Out in Trade
1960 The Sinister Urge (as E.D. Wood)
1960 Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Documentary short)
1959 Noite das Assombrações
1959 Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral
1957 Final Curtain (Short)
1957 The Night the Banshee Cried (Short)
1955 A Noiva do Monstro
1954 Jail Bait
1953 Boots (Short)
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Short)
1953 Criswell Predicts (TV Series)
1953 Glen ou Glenda?
1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short)

Ator
1971 'Necromania': A Tale of Weird Love!
1971 The Undergraduate
1971 Nympho Cycler
Ed
1970 Mrs. Stone's Thing
Transvestite (as Ed Woods)
1970 Take It Out in Trade
Alecia (as Ed Wood)
1969 Love Feast
Mr. Murphy (uncredited)
1969 Operation Redlight
1960 The Sinister Urge
Man in Fight (uncredited)
1959 Noite das Assombrações
Man in Fight (uncredited)
1959 Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral
Man Holding Newspaper (uncredited)
1954 Jail Bait
Radio News Announcer (voice, uncredited)
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Short)
Pony Express Rider
1953 Glen ou Glenda?

Produtor
1971'Necromania': A Tale of Weird Love! (producer - as Don Miller)
1960 The Sinister Urge (associate producer - as E.D. Wood)
1960 Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Documentary short) (producer)
1959 Noite das Assombrações (producer)
1959 Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral (producer)
1957 Final Curtain (Short) (producer)
1957 The Night the Banshee Cried (Short) (producer)
1955 A Noiva do Monstro (producer)
1954 Jail Bait (producer)
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Short) (producer)
1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short) (producer)

Roteirista
2014 Grave Robbers from Outer Space (creator) (filming)
2014 Plan 9 (earlier screenplay) (post-production)
2013 The Vampire's Tomb (original screenplay)
2008 Return to Laredo: Requiem for a Cowboy (Short) (1995 screenplay "Crossroads of Laredo")
2006 Plan Live from Outer Space (Video) (story)
2003 The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Space (Video) (archive footage)
1999 Devil Girls (novel)
1999 The Erotic World of A.C. Stephen (Video documentary) (segment "The Cocktail Hostesses", archive footage)
1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (writer)
1995 Crossroads of Laredo (Short)
1995 Take It Out in Trade: The Outtakes (Video)
1994 Glen and Glenda (Video) (1953 screenplay Glen or Glenda, uncredited)
1993 Hellborn (Video) (segment "Hellborn")
1993 Plan 69 from Outer Space (Video) (1958 screenplay Plan 9 from Outer Space, uncredited)
1976 The Beach Bunnies
1974 As Fugitivas (original screenplay)
1973 The Cocktail Hostesses (writer)
1972 The Snow Bunnies (original screenplay)
1972 The Class Reunion (original screenplay)
1972 Drop Out Wife (original screenplay)
1971 'Necromania': A Tale of Weird Love! (novel "The Only House") / (screenplay)
1971 The Undergraduate
1971 Nympho Cycler
1971 The Young Marrieds (screenplay)
1970 Body of the Prey (uncredited)
1970 Take It Out in Trade
1970 Excited (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
1970 The Only House in Town (as Flint Holloway)
1969 Gun Runners (writer)
1969 Love Feast (uncredited)
1969 One Million AC/DC (written by - as Akdon Telmig)
1969 Operation Redlight (novel "Mama's Diary") / (screenplay)
1967 For Love and Money (novel "Sexecutives" - uncredited) / (original story - as Edward Davis)
1965 Orgia da Morte (novel "Orgy of the Dead") / (screenplay)
1963 Shotgun Wedding (writer)
1962 Married Too Young (uncredited)
1960 The Sinister Urge (as E.D. Wood)
1959 Noite das Assombrações (written by)
1959 Revenge of the Virgins (story - uncredited)
1959 Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral (written by)
1958 The Bride and the Beast (writer)
1957 Final Curtain (Short)
1957 The Night the Banshee Cried (Short)
1956 The Violent Years
1955 A Noiva do Monstro (original story and screenplay)
1954 Jail Bait (story)
1953 Boots (Short) (writer)
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Short) (written by)
1953 Glen ou Glenda? (story and written by)
1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short)
Hide Hide Director (20 credits)
1995 Crossroads of Laredo (Short)
1995 Take It Out in Trade: The Outtakes (Video)
1993 Hellborn (Video) (segments "Hellborn", "Home Movie")
1971 'Necromania': A Tale of Weird Love! (as Don Miller)
1971 Nympho Cycler
1971 The Young Marrieds
1970 Take It Out in Trade
1960 The Sinister Urge (as E.D. Wood)
1960 Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Documentary short)
1959 Noite das Assombrações
1959 Plano 9 do Espaço Sideral
1957 Final Curtain (Short)
1957 The Night the Banshee Cried (Short)
1955 A Noiva do Monstro
1954 Jail Bait
1953 Boots (Short)
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Short)
1953 Criswell Predicts (TV Series)
1953 Glen ou Glenda?
1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short)

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