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My Trip Abroad Cansado da fama e do intenso trabalho no cinema Charlie Chaplin tinha apenas um desejo escapar se de Hollywood Sem disfarces parte para o Velho Continente onde recupera a inocência e a sensibilidade ue pensava ter perdidoue cidade ual é a força ue a transformou nauilo ue é É uma obra prima entre cidades E no entanto sinto ue algo lhe aconteceu algo ue estão a tentar esconder através de vagas cada vez mais fortes de canções e risos Caminhamos ao longo da avenida e o dia vai clareando Passamos por uma igreja Há uma mulher idosa a dormir nos degraus mas não parece cansada nem desgastada Há uase um sorriso na sua face adormecida Ela representa Paris para mim Escondendo a sua pobreza por detrás de um sorrisoUm diário de viagem com as confissões mais íntimas de um dos maiores génios da sétima arte A minha viagem pela Europa refere se como o próprio título indica à viagem realizada por Charlie Chaplin em 1922 com o intuito de vir passar férias à Europa e visitar Londres após sete anos de intenso trabalho em Hollywood Procurando passar despercebido e no anonimato coisa ue só poucas vezes consegue atingir com sucesso Chaplin conta nos o ue vê faz com uem se encontra e ue sente uando regressa à cidade de Londres e ao local onde nasceu fazendo o mesmo relativamente à sua passagem por Paris e Berlim Nestas três cidades o autor consegue sempre identificar a presença das conseuências da Primeira Guerra Mundial uatro anos depois desta ter terminado e revela se extremamente observador da realidade sobretudo no caso da Alemanha onde sublinha algo também já destacado por Auilino Ribeiro na Alemanha Ensanguentada como seja a miséria os pedintes os soldados sem perna e de uniforme gasto do tempo e do uso e a amargurairritação uando o assunto é o desfecho da Guerra para a Alemanha Por outro lado e para além destas referências às cidades no pós Guerra Chaplin oferece nos um interessante relato sobre o modo como gosta de sentir o seu trabalho reconhecido e ser acarinhado pelo público ue o acompanha em multidões para todo o lado E ele dá sempre o melhor de si o seu sorriso mais genuíno na hora de lhe deixar tirar mais uma fotografia Isto para não falar na forma genuína e sensível com ue demonstra compaixão por aueles ue vivem em condições mais desfavorecidas procurando sempre ue possível ajudá los de alguma formaEnfim A minha viagem pela Europa revela nos o lado humano escondido atrás do boneco engraçado de bengala chapéu e sapatos grandes ue muitas gargalhadas e momentos de descontração conseguiu arrancar a todos os fãs do admirável mundo do cinema e não é recomendável mas sim altamente recomendávelOlho para a lua e para as estrelas e diz me uão estúpida é a festa ualuer festa comparada com a beleza da noite O silêncio é um dom universal e do ual poucos de nós desfrutam Talvez porue não possa ser comprado Os homens ricos compram ruído As almas deliciam se com os silêncio da natureza Chaplin 2011 pp38 e 39 When Charlie Chaplin left England as a young member of a touring comedy troupe he probably never imagined the hysterical welcome he would receive nearly ten years later when he returned as one of the most famous men of his day In 1921 he felt the need for what he called an 'emotional holiday' a little breathing room in his life a break from who he was So he arranged a trip to England with uick side jaunts to France and Germany to bootAnd did Chaplin get the rest he wanted and needed? Not exactly Here is a clip showing his arrival at his London hotel Trust me he's there in the crowd and was lucky to get inside with only a few bits of clothing missing seems you can return to a place but you cannot go back in time He tried to walk the streets and kept getting recognized He was sometimes distraught about this because he desperately wanted to be alone to be just a regular unknown guy in the streets of London but other times he loved the attention Throughout this entire book which is a diary of the journey you get a sense of how conflicted he was with himself as a person and his role in life When he went to Germany he and I thought he would be happy because none of his movies had been seen there during the War years so the people did not have any idea who he was But of course when they went into a supper club and did not have a very nice table he had to remind himself that this was the way a regular guy would have been treated And he didn't like it Reading this book was just like traveling alongside Chaplin He became than a mere movie star to me in these pages he became a real person When I discovered that youtube clip I had to wonder at the difference between his appearance in the film he looks so relaxed and happy while meeting politicians on the ship and the words that tell what was going on in his mind at the time This is from Chapter 4 'Hello England' One of the messages is from the Mayor of Southampton welcoming me to that city Others from heads of the motion picture industry in Europe This is a source of great worriment Welcomed by the mayor It will probably mean a speech I hate speeches I can't make them This is the worst spectre of the night In my sleeplessness I go back to my cabin and try to write down what I shall say trying to anticipate what the mayor will say to me I picture his speech of welcome A masterpiece of oratory brought forth after much preparation by those who are always making speeches It is their game this speech making and I know I shall appear a hopeless dub with my replyBut I attack it valiantly I write sentence after sentence and then practise before the mirrorMr Mayor and the people of Southampton The face that peers back at me from the mirror looks rather silly I think of Los Angeles and wonder how they would take my speech there But I persevere I write I overcome that face in the looking glass to such an extent that I want a wider audienceI call Carl Robinson I make him sit still and listen I make my speech several times He is kind the first time and the second time but after that he begins to get fidgety He makes suggestions I take out some lines and put in others I decide that it is prepared and leave it I am to meet the mayor in the morning at eight o'clockEventually I get to bed and asleep a fitful tossing sleep They wake me in the morning People are outside my door Carl comes inThe mayor is upstairs waiting for you I am twenty minutes late This adds to my inefficiencyI am pushed and tumbled into my clothes then taken by the arm as if I were about to be arrested and led from my cabin Good Lord I've forgotten my slip—my speech my answer to the mayor with its platform gestures that I had laboured with during the long night I believed that I had created some new gestures never before attempted on platform or in pulpit but I was lost without my copyBut there is little time for regrets It doesn't take long to reach any place when that place is holding something fearful for you I was before the mayor long before I was ready to see himSeems pretty much like a regular guy to me LOL It was interesting to meet Chaplin this way In other parts of the book he mentions poet and author friends and others he had read and enjoyed Of course I've added them to my lists to investigate Someday He meets H G Wells and once he gets over his shyness he decides they could be good friends but he was too intimidated by the idea of meeting George Bernard Shaw to go through with the arranged appointmentChaplin did not talk as much about the events on the return crossing but when he got home he was eager to get back to work so his 'emotional holiday' seemed to do him good even if it was not as uiet and solitary as he had hoped for in the beginning And sometimes all we need is a shift of focus a small break in our routine in order to really appreciate what we have in our daily grind Whether we are famous movie stars or just regular people right? Heureux ui comme Ulysse a fait un beau voyageCe livre est le compte rendu du célèbre acteur comiue Hollywoodien du XXe siècle Charlie Chaplin alors u'il entame un tour du monde au début des années 30 alors ue la crise économiue le chômage et la misère frappent le monde de plein fouet Il se rend d'abord en Angleterre pays de son enfance où il a vécu une enfance pas très heureuse et connu des débuts difficile avant d'émigrer en Amériue et de connaître une réussite fulgurante Ses déplacement provouent de véritables émeutes de sympathie dont il goûte tout l'enthousiasme mais auuel il doit pourtant se soustraire en se précipitant dans un taxi Il ne fréuente plus ue des nobles des politiues des gens célèbres ui s'arrachent sa présence Il rencontre Churchill et lors d'un diner où l'on demande à chacun ce u'il ferait s'il était Mussolini pour redresser le pays il est le premier à s'exprimer et semble ne pas manuer d'opinion politiues Il rencontre enfin Gandhi ui l'étonne avec sa volonté de se défaire des machines pour ue son pays acuière sa libertéEn Allemagne il admire la vitalité de la scène artistiue mais la trop grande licence des mœurs le gène Il rencontre un Einstein fort sympathiue ui le laisse sortir de longues tirades économiues compliuées l'appelle gentiment l'économiste et se contente de dire u'il faudrait ue chacun ait de uoi vivre et se loger décemment puisue tout existe en abondance sur cette terre pour y parvenirEn France il est happé par des nobles ui lui font subir une chasse à cour pleine d'aventures et de rebondissements Il va s'ennuyer sur la Côte d'Azur et se perdre dans le souk d'Alger Il manue de rencontrer Mussolini On n'en finirait pas de faire la liste de tous ceux u'il rencontre Son périple se poursuit Inde Indonésie Japon puis enfin retour dans sa Californie d'adoptionChaplin est plein de simplicité de naturel et de bonhommie; la lecture est agréable il truffe son récit de petite anecdotes plaisantes sur sa vie ou ses échanges avec des grands du monde de l'époue Mais il manue peu être un peu de profondeur car on saute sans arrêt du co à l'âne J'aime beaucoup l'artiste mais l'écrivain m'a moins impressionné Ça reste néanmoins un témoignage distrayant et sympathiue “My Trip Abroad” livro de memórias de uma viagem de férias de Chaplin à Europa no início dos anos 20 não me cativa por aí além As descrições são sobretudo de passagens entre festas almoços jantares travessias impressões fugidias em ritmo rápido Contudo há algo nas suas entrelinhas ue vale todo o livro Esta é afinal uma viagem em busca da solidão e do silêncio Uma busca em vão uma impossibilidade de fugir desse monstro devorador chamado multidão Mas a coisa não é assim tão simples Creio ue é na passagem pela Alemanha onde finalmente poucas pessoas o reconhecem ue Chaplin se revela afinal triste precisamente por isso habituado ue estava a vénias salamaleues pedidos e presentes A fuga à confusão ue era afinal uma fuga de si próprio revela se uma tentativa frustrada de separar a persona no ecrã do homem Mas uando passamos todo o tempo a ser a pessoa pública até a pessoa privada sente falta dessa vida bigger than life

  • Paperback
  • 251 pages
  • My Trip Abroad
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Portuguese
  • 02 June 2014

About the Author: Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin KBE was an English comedian actor and film director Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker composer and musician in the early to mid Classical Hollywood era of American cinema He was famous also for his great sense of humor and slapstick comedy skills


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