lunes, 4 de octubre de 2010

The Stranger: Orson Wells.

El sábado vimos mi mujer y yo, en la televisión, en un canal de películas viejas, la formidable película de Wells "El extranjero" que ella no había visto. Edward G. Robinson persigue a un criminal nazi hasta la América desenfadada. Allí se encuentra una frase del protagonista sensacional que dice:

The German sees himself as the innocent victim of world hatred and conspired against and put upon by inferior people, inferior nations. He cannot admit to error, much less to wrongdoing, not the German. We chose to ignore Ethiopia and Spain, but we learned from our own casualty list the price of looking the other way. Men of truth everwhere have come to know for whom the bell tolled, but not the German. No! He still follows his warrior gods marching to Wagnerian strains, his eyes still fixed upon the firey sword of Siegfried, and he knows subterranean meeting places that you don't believe in. The German's unbroken dream world comes alive, and he takes his place in shining armor beneath the banners of the Yeutonic knights. Mankind is waiting for the Messiah, but for the German, the Messiah is not the Prince of Peace. He's... another Barbarossa... another Hitler.

Evidentemente ha cambiado Alemania y mucho... pero en el corazón profundo de ella, todavía hay algunos restos de esos tumores negros que hacen actual esta película en muchos sentidos.
¡Extraordinaria película por dónde se le quiera ver!



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