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O touro fica: anotações sobre 'O Testamento de Dom Quixote'

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Elduque, A. (2015) O touro fica: anotações sobre 'O Testamento de Dom Quixote'. Rebeca - Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual, 4 (7). pp. 455-465. ISSN 2316-9230

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Abstract/Summary

'O Testamento de Dom Quixote', 'script' by Glauber Rocha, is supposed to be loosely inspired in the last chapter of Cervantes' novel, although it is absolutely different from it: in the film the character doesn't recover his lucidity, but he lives surrounded by mystical delirium. Already in its first pages, it is obvious that it is a first draft of 'Cutting Heads', the film he shot in Spain in 1970, in spite of being completely different from the final movie. The comparison between both works allows us to see to what extent this essential seed was a forgotten one: the film was always publicised as a version of 'Macbeth', a reference which is missing here, and the 'Quijote' was never considered a point of depart, although its work with reality and dream determined the tone of the film from the very beginning.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:59396
Publisher:Socine - Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual

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