The magic eye, the shelter and the threat: convulsions – Ruy Guerra films Chico Buarque

  • Ismail Xavier Universidade de São Paulo
Keywords: Brazilian cinema, social violence, authorial cinema, contemporary

Abstract

Since the 90’s, the «cinema of retaken» has focalized social violence, corruption and< institutional crisis in Brazil. There are few dominant codes that stand back from this attitude of transparency in communication and from the settlement to the dominant codes in market, working according to a style tuned with the modern authorial cinema. One of the best examples of this is the movie Estorvo (Turbulence, as released in English) (2000), by Ruy Guerra, adaptation of the book by Chico Buarque. The article is going to demonstrate how the movie, as the book it is originated from, chooses a narrative that disconcerts us on presenting in its form the subject’s contemporary crisis. The movie also replaces our questioning about the characters – and the familial structure – course in their peculiar involvement with scathing aspects of the social violence in Brazil.

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Published
2009-06-15
How to Cite
Xavier, I. (2009). The magic eye, the shelter and the threat: convulsions – Ruy Guerra films Chico Buarque. MATRIZes, 2(2), 15-30. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v2i2p15-30
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