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Dialogues and exchanges between brazilian modern cinema and american underground

Grant number: 18/22965-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal Investigator:Fernão Vitor Pessoa de Almeida Ramos
Grantee:Theo Costa Duarte
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):21/09569-2 - Dialogues and exchanges between brazilian modern cinema and american underground in New York, BE.EP.PD


This postdoctoral project proposes to investigate points of contact, temporary alliances, divergences, mutual influences and other exchanges in the 1960s and 1970s between brazilian filmmakers (Glauber Rocha, Júlio Bressane, Neville D'Almeida, José Agrippino de Paula and Hélio Oiticica) and underground and independent american filmmakers (especially Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Robert Kramer and the Newsreel collective). It seeks to trace the meetings and dialogues between these cinematographic tendencies following two main axes that intertwine. The first axis of research, of historical nature, analyses the actual encounters and clashes in exhibitions, festivals and critical articles in the 1960s, as well as their subsequent resonance in the public sphere. The second axis would be to investigate the ways in which characteristic procedures, figures, formal structures and themes of each tendency are absorbed, appropriated, transformed or rejected by the other, based on the comparative analysis of some of the films where this exchange took place more consistently. The main 'radiator' films are Glauber Rocha's Land in Anguish (1967) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966). Among the films influenced more directly by the opposite tendency and that will deserve more attention in this comparative analysis are Glauber Rocha's Cancer (1968-1972), Claro (1975) and Idade da Terra (1980); Mangue Bangue (1971), by Neville D'Almeida; Lágrima-Pantera, a míssil (1971), by Julio Bressane; Brazil Jorge (1971) and Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan (1972), by Helio Oiticica; Hitler 3º Mundo (1968), by José Agrippino de Paula; Ice (1970), by Robert Kramer and some films of the Newsreel collective.

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THEO COSTA DUARTE. Mangue Bangue, filme-limite.. ARS (São Paulo), v. 17, n. 36, p. 145-173, . (18/22965-1)

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