“A apoteose da imagem”: cineclubismo e crítica cinematográfica no Chaplin-Club
Santos, Fabricio Felice Alves dos
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Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1928, the Chaplin-Club is considered the milestone of ciné-clubs and of film criticism in Brazil. Since the beginning of its activities, the club used to release O Fan, a vehicle dedicated to spread the group’s ideas. The objective of this dissertation is to analyze the activities of Chaplin-Club and its members’ reflections on cinema. Having as main source the nine issues of O Fan, this work aims to establish a dialogue among the different conceptions of cinema expressed by the club members and evaluate the set of concepts applied by them in the construction of their critical parameters, in order to present the particularities of Chaplin-Club’s thoughts and its specificity in the Brazilian context of the time.