sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

Lo que dice Danny

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Aburrido de su crianza en una familia tradicional, Danny Fields tomaba anfetaminas desde muy joven ("como si fueran M&Ms" asegura) gracias al botiquín familiar. Además tuvo claro siempre que era homosexual, candidato de primera a buscar una huida rápida del hogar familiar. Encontró su escape en el ambiente artístico de Nueva York, donde entabló amistad con toda aquella patulea de futuros iconos populares. Representante de los Ramones, valedor de los Doors, los Stooges o los MC5, y tantas otras peripecias que le convertirían en casi protagonista de esa biblia del punk neoyorquino que es 'Por Favor Mátame' y personaje catalista y aglutinador de un pedazo importante de la historia de la contracultura. Aunque sólo fuera por las imágenes de archivo ya merecería la pena ver este documental sobre un tipo del que nadie de todo aquel ambiente tan agitado (excepto Jim Morrison) tuvo mala opinión, lo que es suficientemente sorprendente por sí solo. Y que seguro tiene historias para diez documentales más.
Bored with his upbringing in a traditional family, Danny Fields had been taking amphetamines from a very young age "as if they were M & Ms" he says, thanks to the family medicine cabinet. In addition he always had it clear he was a homosexual, which had him seeking a quick escape from family home. He found that getaway in the artistic atmosphere of New York, where he became friends with all that bunch of future popular icons. Manager for the Ramones, discoverer of The Doors, The Stooges or the MC5, and so many other adventures that made him almost main character of that bible of New York punk that is 'Please Kill Me' and catalyst or agglutinator of an important piece of counterculture history. Even if it were only for the archival images, it would already be worth seeing this documentary of a guy for which nobody of all that agitated environment (except Jim Morrison) has bad words, which is sufficiently surprising itself. And one who sure has stories to fill ten more documentaries.


EE. UU. 2015
Dirigido por Brendan Toller