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abril 29, 2004

O Gótico segundo "Van Helsing"

Fantástico artigo sobre o movimento gótico no site do filme Van Helsing.
Para verem a animação (é pesada!) vão a Van Helsing > "Enter the site" > "The Library".
Fica aqui a transcrição original:

The Chronicals of Goth

Goths: the Horror, the Horror
What is a Goth? About 1600 years ago, "Goth" referred to a Germanic person living in Europe. Over time, however, the meaning of the word broadened to define not just an ethnicity, but also a musical movement, a style of dress and an attitude. Remarkably, Gothic literature is the connection.

The Gothic novel originated in the early Romantic period, around the late 1700s. Inspired by medieval castles and ruins of other Gothic structures, these tales typically evoke a sense of unreality and foreboding. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818) and Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897) are amongst the genre's best-known examples. Over the years, the term "Gothic" has been applied to almost any art form that's dark, creepy, exaggerated and decadent.

Music, Makeup, Mutation
The Goth music movement originated twenty-five years ago with the emergency of punk rock in the UK youth community. When safety pins and spiky hair lost their appeal, the kids turned to a new costume of alienation. Youth culture pundits say it was Tony Wilson, manager of the influential pos-punk band Joy Division, who first called that group's gloomy sound "Gothic". An enduring subculture was born.

In the decades since, the culture has mutated. While Dead Can Dance, Sisters of Mercy, and Fields of the Nephilim remain influential Goth bands, the music has expanded to include ambient, "dark wave", synth-pop, industrial, and other genres, even folk and classical. there are almost as many types of Goths as there are types of Goth music.

Some influential bands and albums associated with the Goth music genre include:

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979), Closer (1980), Substance (1988)
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field (1980), Mask (1981), The Sky's Gone Out (1982)
Siouxie and the Banshees - The Scream (1978), KAleidoscope (1980), Tinderbox (1986)
The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always (1985), Some Girls Wander by Mistake (1992)
Gene Loves Jezebel - Immigrant (1984), Discover (1986)
Love and Rockets - Express (1986), Earth. Sun. Moon. (1987)(2000)

Today, the world is peppered with Goth contemporaries who set cultural standards across various mediums such as music, film, books and clothing. In the nonmusical arts, writers such as Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, and Lemony Snicket carry their versions of the Goth torch, as do such filmmakers as Tim Burton and that early Goth, David Lynch.
Writer/illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) and cartoonist Charles Addams (1912-1988), who inspired "The Addams Family", lived long enough to see their Gothic sensibilities find a new audience.
For one of the earliest cinematic connections between Goths and horror, watch the seminal band Bauhaus perform their UK hit "Bela Lugosi's Dead" in the opening scene of the 1983 vampire movie "The Hunger".

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