Posted in Lançamentos / Trailers with tags on July 12, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

BrunoHave you heard of Brüno, the new Baron Cohen´s movie? Of course, it is a comic movie and also subversive like Borat. It is about a gay Austrian fashionista that starts a journey to Hollywood trying to resurrect his career, while in the pursuit of fame, just fame – like so many are doing today. It is supposed to be launched in July in USA. If you know more from this movie, pls tell us. I loved Borat.


Ouviu falar do filme Bruno, o novo filme de Baron Cohen? Claro, é uma comédia e também subversivo como foi Borat. O protagonista é um gay austríaco ligado à moda, e que começa uma viagem para Hollywood, tentando ressuscitar sua carreira, enquanto busca a fama, pela fama – como tantos fazem hoje em dia. Parece que está sendo lançado este mês nos Estados Unidos. Se você souber mais sobre o filme por favor nos conte. Amei Borat.


Funny People

Posted in Lançamentos / Trailers, Scripts with tags , on July 11, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

Death is surrounding us. The movie 2012 probably will tell that to us. Meanwhile, keep Funny People in mind. July 31st is the lauching date in USA. In Brazil, let´s see if it comes for Spring season. The movie is about a funny guy that discovers he is with a terminal disease and how he deals with the situation: relationships, friends, jealous and all these things that affect human being so much and figure as scenario to grow up.

Adam Sandler’s character (George Simmons) has destroyed all of his relationships. He cheated on his lover and abandoned his family. All he has left are fellow famous celebrities that he hangs with occasionally. With a terminal disease expected to take its course on him, it has become time to make sense of his life.

We should be used to make balances of  life. Time is passing so nervously and chalenges coming so sudden in today world. A movie to talk about life balance… with fun together. And a good cast: Adam Snadler, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana and so on. The trailer shows an interesting script and performance. Let´s check the film.

A morte nos rodeia. O filme 2012 provavelmente irá revelar isso de forma bem clara. Enquanto ele não vem, pense no filme Funny People (ainda sem tradução, ao que eu saiba), a ser lançado nos Estados Unidos em 31 de julho e no Brasil, talvez na primavera. O filme é sobre um comediante que descobre que ele está com uma doença terminal e como ele lida com a situação: relacionamentos, amigos, ciúmes e todas essas coisas que afetam o ser humano e que nos permitem amadurecer e aprender.

O personagem de Adam Sandler (George Simmons) destruiu todos os seus relacionamentos. Traiu seu amor e abandonou sua família. Com uma doença terminal se desenvolvendo, ele quer dar um sentido para sua vida.

A gente deveria ir se acostumando a fazer balanço de vida. O tempo está passando tão nervosamente e há tantos desafios que surgem do nada, hoje, que o tema é atualíssimo. Um filme para falar disso… com diversão. E um bom elenco: Adam Snadler, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana e assim por diante. O trailer mostra um roteiro interessante e bom desempenho. Vamos verificar o filme.

Brazilian filmography: an European perspective.

Posted in Filmes de língua portuguesa, Filmografia / Filmography, História; Memória with tags , on July 9, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

You will find a comment made by a Norwegian movie collector below. It was a comment made on our post Brazilian Filmography (May 12th). I decided to place it as a post as it is an insightful mirror of our movies from a foreigner point of vue.


Hello from Norway,

I read your list of Brazilian movies with great interest. As a collector of movies from all continents of the world, I have also gathered some from your country. But living in Norway, it is not easy to get relevant information about what is produced. Some very few are shown at the cinema here – or on our national TV channels. Nevertheless, I try to learn more from internet, and from my few friends in Brazil. Therefore, my comments to your list must clearly be judged as an outsider’s look:

The 60s: My first meeting with the cinema of your country was through the movies of the great Glauber Rocha. It was a breathtaking experience. I have 3 of his films in my collection, that you also mention: Deus E O Diabo Na Terra Do Sol (1964), Terra Em Transe (1966) and O Dragao Da Maldade Contra Santo Guerreiro (1969).

The 70s: Unfortunately, this is a blank decade in my collection.

The 80s: My rediscovery of the Brazilian movie, is due to Hector Babenco and his movies Pixote: A Lei Do Mais Fraco (1981) and O Beijo Da Mulher Aranha (1985). Later he went to New York to make Ironweed (1987).

The 90s: For me this was the decade I got to know Walter Salles and his movies: Terra Estrangeira (1996) and his famous Central Do Brasil (1998).

My Brazilian movies from after millenium: Walter Salles: Abril Despedacado (2001), Diarios De Motocicleta (2003) and Dark Water (2005 – filmed in Los Angeles), Fernando Meirelles: Cidade De Deus (2002) and Constant Gardener (2005 – filmed in Berlin), Karim Aïnouz: Madame Satã (2002), Sergio Machado: Cidade Baixa (2005) and Andrucha Waddington: Casa De Areia (2005).

I am aware that these movies are amongst the most published and marketed internationally and that they might not be representative of Brazilian filmmaking as such. This is why I like to learn more, also from other parts of your film industry. My problem is only that I need english subtitles, since I still have not learned the portuguese language…

I am glad to receive some comments…

Henning Jacobsen, Oslo, Norway

Our comments:

During the 70s, Brazil movies faced a strong censorship on art production in general (caused by military dictatorship) and a large incentive to foreigner movies.The fresh air came with Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Bruno Barreto) despite suffering a strong censorship too.

In the beginning of the 80s, you must consider also Eu Te Amo (Arnaldo Jabor), another good movie that surprised people with its quality and casting performance: Sonia Braga, Vera Fischer and Tarcisio Meira.

You really have to add O Quatrilho (Fabio Barreto, and brother of Bruno Barreto) in your list of the 90s. It is a delicious movie on a special phase our country lived, divided among foreign influence of immigrants (Italians, germans etc) and also tighted to the Portuguese influence (moral, religion and so on). Watch this one for me, my friend.

Walter Salles, on the other hand, was the good thing from the 90s, as you have noticed. Central do Brasil, launched in 1998 had a nominee to Oscar prize and although not conquering it, it has received important prizes as Urso de Prata (Berlin), Bafta and Globo de Ouro.

I would add Tropa de Elite for this after millennium period but I must outline that you have an excellent vision of Brazilian filmography. My heart is full of joy for the information we have shared here. Thank you for your comments that I had to transform in this new post on the subject, for its quality and unique approach.

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Sarah applies for a movie script.

Posted in Scripts, Uncategorized with tags , on July 8, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

Sarah PalinSarah Palin, a former runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty contest, burst on to the political scene in 2006 by becoming both the first female and youngest governor in Alaskan history at the age of 42.

Her life is full of vigorous situations: mother-of-five, abuse of power, unconventional jobs including sports reporter and commercial fisherman, political career and so on.

The thing is she is probably a good subject for a movie script. Who applies for it?

17 Again / 17 Outra Vez

Posted in Estudo de filmes, Scripts with tags , , on July 7, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

zacefron17again117 Again was launched this week in Brazil. It is a film about 37-year old Mike O’Donnell who, dissatisfied with his life to date, suddenly finds himself 17 again with a chance to relive the life he lost by marrying his pregnant high school girlfriend Scarlet. Mike, now going by the name Mark, goes back to his old high school where he encounters his own daughter Maggie and son Alex  and comes to know his 37-year old wife Scarlett  in a renewed light.

Two significant scenes. The first one – Mike is driving over a bridge when he is transformed in Mark, a 17 yrs boy. The bridge is a good symbol of his life – he does not cross over it – always regretting the splendid life he had at his 17´s, when his girlfriend told him she was pregnant and he decided to abandon everything to marry her. The second one – Mark is in a corridor (birth tunnel?) when he is back as Mike, the adult father of Maggie and Alex, married to Scarlett. Is he born again? The scene indicates he is sorry about his mistakes with his wife and teenage children, but he does not seem to have changed.

The movie shows a scenario that a lot of people are experiencing: adults that miss their previous lives, and do no consolidate the options and ways they have chosen in the present life. Despite classified as a teen movie, it is an amazing experience for grown ups.

Take care if you feel ok with the movie. Despite it is funny and has a good direction, it is a movie on a character that is not a real grown up, even after his 17 back again.


Este filme, sobre um marido e pai displicente, que sonha com a vida que teria se não tivesse abandonado os estudos e a carreira esportiva para atender sua namorada grávida, abre a possibilidade de um retorno ao passado para rever decisões. Mike, o marido, transforma-se em Mark, um jovem de 17 anos, bem sucedido e autoconfiante.

Duas cenas significantes para melhor compreender o filme. A primeira, Mike está dirigindo sobre uma ponte quando se transforma no garoto de 17 anos que tinha sido. A ponte é um excelente símbolo de sua vida: não a cruza, indeciso entre a realidade e seu sonho. A segunda cena é aquela em que Mark se transforma no adulto Mike, novamente. Ele está em um corredor (túnel onde renasce?). Voltará como adulto responsável? O filme acena que sim, mas, na simbologia, mostra que não. Não se entusiasme muito se você se sentir identificado com o personagem. Provavelmente ele continuará como um adulto que não cresceu, que não cruzou a ponte.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 6, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

I decided to join National Blog Posting Month yesterday. I have to write every day in this blog. Would you join me? I would like your comments and theme suggestions. Let´s do it!


Decidi ontem entrar no National Blog Posting Month. Todo dia, um post novo aqui. Você está comigo nesta? Gostaria de receber seus comentários e sugestões de tema. Vamos em frente!


The good, the bad and the ugly/Três homens em conflito.

Posted in Filmografia / Filmography with tags , on July 6, 2009 by educadoresurbanos

When school holidays come in Brazil (Brazil – July/Europe – August), just children´s movies are scheduled in the cinemas. So, be pleased with something from the 60´s in order to refresh your thoughts, eyes and ears… From the movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Para enfrentar os filmes infantis das férias de julho, relembre algo dos anos 60. A trilha de Três Homens em Conflito, um delicioso faroeste.