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Times of Violence: the cinema of Quentin Tarantino in the study of theatrical language

Grant number: 14/07025-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Arts Education
Principal researcher:Maria Lucia de Souza Barros Pupo
Grantee:Ines Bushatsky
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research project aims to investigate the structures of the composition of the film "Pulp Fiction" focusing on the violent content of this art piece. From this analysis, we intend to develop artistic procedures to be investigated in a theatrical experiment to reflect on the high levels of violence in our society. Therefore, the research will be divided into four parts: first, the objective is to perform formal analysis of the film, focusing on passages that have violent impulses. The second part consists of, from the formal analyzes, develop artistic procedures that aim to explore the issue of violence through some theatrical practices . With this research will be able to make the third part which is the development of an artistic experiment from the material studied and observed. Finally, the fourth and last part proposes a reflection on the research steps and the reasons why these works are so recognizable and significant in today's society. This study has the purpose to develop and recreate methodological proposals to study the performing arts and to provide a reflection on the normalization of violence in contemporary discourses.

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