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Edson Pereira da Costa Júnior
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes
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Examining board members:
Cristian da Silva Borges; Sonia Salzstein Goldberg; Pedro Maciel Guimaraes Junior; Carlos Adriano Jeronimo de Rosa; Mateus Araújo Silva
Advisor: Cristian da Silva Borges

The body in cinema refers to an absence. The image presents a human being filmed in another time, another place. The difference is remarkable in the face of theater, dance and performance, arts in which the spectator is usually in the presence of a physical body. The question that arises is: how it would be possible to speak of a materiality of the cinematographic human figure? In order to answer this question, the thesis investigates modes of body\'s presence, highlighting its plastic shape, desires and collective dimension. The debate is made from films of Philippe Grandrieux, Tsai Ming-liang, João Pedro Rodrigues, Claire Denis and Pedro Costa. The work of these directors is discussed in comparison with an iconographic repertory, especially film and pictorial. The hypothesis defended is that the genesis, meaning and impregnation of the human figure are dependent on a kind of circularity manifest in the cinematographic image by the plasticity or by the interaction between bodies, inanimate beings and spaces. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/09365-4 - The invention of body: genesis and rhetoric of the human figure in cinema
Grantee:Edson Pereira da Costa Júnior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate