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Color in the Brazilian silent cinema (1913-1933): production and language.

Grant number: 13/03186-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Visual Communication
Principal researcher:Eduardo Victorio Morettin
Grantee:Natália de Castro Soares
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project intends to investigate the use of color in the Brazilian silent cinema. In order to do so, we will take as documental sources reminiscent film elements as well as diverse existing documentation and bibliography about this subject. The structure will be divided into two parts: production and language. This way, we aim to understand a complex process in which the object is conceived, produced, exhibited and, many decades later, restored. In the first of these divisions, we will try to understand how the assimilation of foreign techniques of film colorization happened in Brazil, or the possible creation of own techniques and how they were employed; in summary the structures and techniques used in the country. In the part dedicated to language, we will try to map how the Brazilian cinema approximated itself or not to the most known uses of color in silent cinema, being it related to the narrative, aesthetic or any other aspect.

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SOARES, Natália de Castro. A cor no cinema silencioso do Brasil (1913-1931): produção e linguagem. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA/SBD) São Paulo.

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