A CITY WRITTEN IN LIGHT: CINEMA IN RIO’S JOURNALISTIC CHRONICLE (1894-1922)

Danielle Crepaldi Carvalho About the author

ABSTRACT

This article analyzes the presence of cinema in Rio’s chronicles published until 1922, seeking to understand how it shaped the gaze of chroniclers to the city, in those years when narrow alleys became elegant avenues, inviting society to the public sphere. I analyze a wide range of chronicle texts, considering the dialogue they established with the moving images. I intend to investigate the stylistic and intellectual framework mobilized by the authors of this peculiar literary genre, situated between history and literature, to understand the subject they were dealing with. Thus, I consider both the approach to cinema as a theme and the effort of the chroniclers to forge a language that sought to mimic the materiality of the filmic device.

Keywords:
Silent Cinema; History; Cinema and Literature; Cinema and History; Rio de Janeiro

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