New endless summer dreams: surf, women and others representations

Cleber Dias About the author

This article intends to analyze the way that the film Blue Crush (2002) captures, represents and spreads out senses on surf. The premise of this reflection is that the films as themselves catch the practical of sports symbolize, attributing meanings that can be interpreted from that own contends. In this case, three elements of its plot had been taken as analysis axle: i) the way of representation of the woman; ii) the increasing commodification as form of relation with this modality; iii) the realistic-documentary trend of surf films. They are dimensions that they stage dynamic cultural of this modality, locking up an ambivalence that translates the proper disputes and tensions to any practical cultural.

Films; sports and the environment; surfing

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