Top 5: Pessoas que deveriam ter mudado de nome

1- Steve McQueenTudo bem que ele é um negão de kilt e vai colocar o Fassbender pra trepar por todo o seu próximo filme (compensando o estrago que fez no corpo perfeito dele em Hunger), mas…Steve Fucking McQueen? Sério? 2- Peter CookEste é um nome comum, tem até um politíco australiano com um nome dignoContinuar lendo “Top 5: Pessoas que deveriam ter mudado de nome”

Kevin Macdonald – Emeric Pressburger

When he was in his late seventies and early eighties I used to visit my grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, two or three times a year at his ancient, oak-beamed, thatched cottage in Suffolk. His short, grey-haired figure would come to the door, welcome me in and immediately show me to the lunch table – it didn’t seem to matter what time of day it was – and Emeric would busy himself as the ‘wizard’ (Michael Powell’s nickname for his collaborator) of his tiny kitchen.

Stephen Fry – Michael Powell

When choosing a favourite film, Stephen Fry – writer, actor, director, wit and all-round brainbox – heads straight for the heart of British cinema. “It has to be Michael Powell,” he says. “And of his films, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, because it addresses something I’ve always been profoundly interested in – whatContinuar lendo “Stephen Fry – Michael Powell”

The Churchill Incident

At the same time as appearing in Blimp, Anton Walbrook was also contracted to perform in Watch on the Rhine in the West End. Only on matinee days did this cause real inconvenience, when the actor had to be whisked away by waiting car at noon on the dot. One evening during the play’s interval, there was a knock on Walbrook’s dressing-room door. There stood Winston Churchill, redfaced with anger. The Prime Minister proceeded to berate the actor for taking part in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: `What’s this supposed to mean? I suppose you regard it as good propaganda for Britain?’ To which Walbrook replied: `No people in the world other than the English would have had the courage, in the midst of war, to tell the people such unvarnished truth.

Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter – Kevin Macdonald