sábado, agosto 02, 2008
Mesmo com hora marcada, sabemos bem que quando vamos ao dentista temos de esperar, os genes da CP fazem parte do nosso código genético, começou-se a marcar hora para criar os intervalinhos em que o sr. doutor pode dar uma vista de olhos rápida para depois mandar marcar hora e também porque hoje as consultas foram mais rápidas e como se ganhou tempo conseguiu-se arranjar uma vaga, pode vir.
E não levando um jornal ou uma revista nem passando entretanto por uma livraria sabemos que podemos contar com as tradicionais revistas da sala de espera dos dentistas, e de outros, que são quase em tudo iguais às dos barbeiros, sendo estas melhores, é que o barbeiro está mais ao corrente.
De qualquer das formas, ir ao dentista e levar vampiros por companhia é de mestre, Mr. Ball.
HBO: How did you discover these books and decide they'd make a great HBO series?
Alan Ball: I was early for a dentist appointment, and I had some time to kill. I went into Barnes and Noble, and I just bought this book on impulse. It was just a little paperback, and on the cover, the tagline said, ''Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend wasn't such a good idea.'' I thought it was kind of funny. I started reading it that night, and I couldn't put it down. And the minute I was done with it, I wanted to read the next one. And I really got addicted. It's just such a fun world, and she really nailed so many things: They're very sexy, they're hilarious, there's a lot of interesting sociology. I'm from the South, and it was a very authentic look at the South. It's the kind of book you think, ''I'm going to read one chapter before I go to bed, and you read six.''
HBO: With all the vampire films and shows that have been made, how have you set 'True Blood' apart?
Alan Ball: There's a lot of gray area; the vampires are just like humans. Nobody's a hundred percent good, nobody's a hundred percent bad. There's also the aspect that an entire subculture springs up around the vampires. There are people who are called ''fang bangers'' who basically just want to hook up with vampires because apparently sex with vampires is really good. Vampire blood is kind of the hot black-market drug. If you ingest vampire blood, it's like a combination of ecstasy and Viagra — it gives you incredible strength. But it's also incredibly dangerous and incredibly addictive. Plus the fact that it's a vampire show that's taking place in such a mundane location. It's not New Orleans; it's not Anne Rice. One of my rules is: I don't ever want to hear opera music in the show, ever. We're staying away from the Baroque things. We're staying away from the standard, supernatural blue light. We're staying away from vampires having strange contact lenses. We're staying away from any sort of special effects that become the focus. I just want to give my actors fangs and let them act. What is it like to be immortal, to have lost everybody you love? To yearn for your humanity?
posted by Luís Miguel Dias sábado, agosto 02, 2008