Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Alice Através do Espelho (Alice Through the Looking Glass)—Based on
Lewis Carroll story, the staging uses tricks like a moving ceiling that forces people to
lower the head, so the spectator can feel a little like Alice must have felt. Directed by
Paulo de Moraes with Cia. Armazém de Teatro. Fundição Progresso.

Um Certo Olhar (A Certain Glance)—Poems from Fernando Pessoa and
Federico Lorca trace the itinerary of a man from cradle to old age. Raul Cortez,
accompanied by two musicians does it all: interprets, sings, and tap dances. Directed by
José Possi Neto. Teatro das Artes.

Ventriloquist—An amusing and critical take on modern society and the
difficulty of being original. Internet, futurology, fashion, and drugs are some of the
target of writer and director Gerald Thomas. Movie director Cacá Diegues participates
with his voice in off. Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto

Os Monólogos da Vagina (The Vagina’s Monologues)—Comedy. Written by
Eve Ensler, directed by Miguel Falabella, with Zezé Polessa, Cláudia Rodrigues, and Vera
Setta. Based in 200 interviews made in 200 different countries by American Ensler, deals
with sexuality and problems with dealing with it from a woman’s perspective.

Henrique IV (Henry IV)—Comedy. From Luigi Pirandello, directed
Antônio Guedes with Cia de Teatro do Pequeno Gesto. Classical text of Italian playwright
mixes fiction and reality.

Bonitinha, Mas Ordinária (Pretty Little Thing and a Slut)—Drama.
Written by Nelson Rodrigues, directed by Moacyr Góes, with Natália Lage, André Valli,
and Leon Góes. Classical text by controversial author revisits the themes of sex,
hypocrisy and guilty so dear to Rodrigues.


Beckettiana # 3—Two texts by Irish playwright Samuel Becket. In the
first, different voices talk about the life of an old man. In the second, an old man talks
about his anxieties and loneliness. Interpreted by Becket expert Linneu Dias and directed
by Rubens Rusche, another Becket expert. Centro Cultural São Paulo.

Fragmentos Troianos (Trojan Fragments)—A comparison between the old
Greek wars and World War II and the Holocaust. Written and directed by Antunes Filho, with
the young actors of Antunes’s Centro de Pesquisas Teatrais.

O Acidente (The Accident)—Despite the routine a couple ends up
finding new virtues in each other, which makes them go on with their relationship. Written
by Bosco Brasil, directed by Ariela Goldman, with Denise Weinberg and Geraldo de Barros.
Basement of Centro Cultural São Paulo.

O Zelador (The Janitor)—The Harold Pinter story about the
impossibility of communication between two men. Directed by Michel Bercovitch, with Selton
Mello, Marcos Oliveira, and Leonardo Medeiros. Teatro Alfa

Últimas Luas (Last Moons)—While waiting to be taken to a rest home,
a 70-year-old man talks to the ghost of his wife, who died 30 years ago. Written by Furio
Bordon, directed by Jorge Takla, with Antonio Fagundes, Mara Carvalho and Petrônio

Filhos do Brasil (Brazil’s Children)—Comedy. Written by Andréa
Bassitt and Regina Galdino, directed by Regina Galdino, with Andréa Bassitt and Deborah
Serretiello. Show examines Indian children’s games as well as kids’ stories.

A Vaca Metafísica (The Metaphysical Cow)—Comedy. Written by
Marcílio de Moraes, directed by Leonardo Cortez, with Glaucia Libertini, Henrique Pessoa,
Claudia Tordatto and Leonardo Cortez. The presence of a cow in a middle-class home makes
life a little easier for a couple who cares for the animal.


Just-released American movies:

Happy, Texas (Happy, Texas), Fortress 2 (A Fortaleza II), Angela’s Ashes (As Cinzas
de Ângela), Mission Impossible 2 (Missão Impossível 2), Keeping the Faith (Tenha Fé),
Beefcake (Carne Fresca), The Million Dollar Hotel (O Hotel de Um Milhão de Dólares),
Here on Earth (Seu Amor, Meu Destino), The Next Best Thing (Sobrou pra Voce), Anywhere but
Here (Em Qualquer Outro Lugar), Erin Brockovich (Erin Brockovich, uma Mulher de Talento),
Deuce Bigalow (Gigolô por Acidente), Hanging Up (Linhas Cruzadas)

Olé, um Movie Cabra da Peste—Brazil/1999—A Nordestino (a man from
the Brazilian Northeast) searching for his sister ends up in Los Angeles and is chased by
the Police after getting involved with drug dealers and prostitutes. Directed by Roberto
Santucci Filho, with Mario Helborn, Jesus Nebot, Anthony Cordova

Através da Janela (Through the Window)—Brazil/2000—A retired
nurse does not know what to do when her young son starts behaving in a weird way. Directed
by Tata Amaral, with Laura Cardoso, Fransergio Araújo and Ana Lúcia Torre.

Oriundi—Brazil/2000—Anthony Quinn stars in this Brazilian
production by director Ricardo Bravo. On his 96th birthday, Giuseppe (Quinn) is sick and
in bad shape financially. A story of intimate dramas and family conflicts. With Leticia
Spiller, Paulo Autran and Paulo Betti.

Cronicamente Inviável (Chronically Unfeasible)—In a São Paulo
restaurant five characters bare their own souls, clash and reconcile. By Sérgio Bianchi,
with Cecil Thiré, Betty Gofman, Daniel Dantas, Dan Stulbach, Dira Paes, and Umberto

Bossa Nova— Brazil/2000—Based on Sérgio Sant’Anna’s book A
Senhorita Simpson (Miss Simpson), this romantic comedy tells the story of an American
who teaches English in Rio and who falls in love with two of her students. By Bruno
Barreto, with Amy Irving and Antônio Fagundes.

Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum—O Filme (Rá-Tim-Bum Castle, the
Film)—Brazil/1999—Based on a successful educational TV show of same name.
Directed by Cao Hamburger, with Diego Kozievitch, Sérgio Mamberti, Rosi Campos, Marieta
Severo, and Mateus Nachtergaele.


1 Os cem melhores contos brasileiros do século, org. Ítalo Moriconi. Objetiva,
R$ 49,90

2 Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal, J.K. Rowling. Rocco, R$ 22

3 Fim de caso, Graham Greene. Record, R$ 15

4 Ofensas pessoais, Scott Turow. Record, R$ 30

5 A pedra da luz: Nefer, o silencioso, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 38

6 A casa dos budas ditosos, Luxúria, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Objetiva, R$ 19

7 O clube dos anaw6kx, Luis Fernando Verissimo. Objetiva, R$ 18.20

8 O conselheiro come, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Nova Fronteira, R$ 19

9 O doente Moliére, Rubem Fonseca. Companhia das Letras, R$ 1

10 Fogo nas entranhas, Pedro Almodóvar. Dantes, R$ 18


1 A arte da felicidade, Dalai Lama. Martins Fontes, R$ 32.5

2 Mar sem fim, Amyr Klink. Companhia das Letras, R$ 26.50

3 O livro de ouro da mitologia, Thomas Bulfinch. Ediouro, R$ 29

4 Brasil: terra à vista, Eduardo Bueno. L&PM, R$ 16.90

5 Cittá di Roma, Zélia Gattai. Record, R$ 22

6 Capitães do Brasil, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 24.50

7 As melhores piadas do Planeta e da Casseta também, vol. 3, Casseta e Planeta.
Objetiva, R$ 14

8 O Papa de Hitler, John Cornwell. Imago, R$ 40

9 A Viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 18

10 O português que nos pariu, Angela Dutra Menezes. Relume Dumará, R$


1 Manual completo do hacker, Spyman. Book Express, R$ 48

2 A internet e os hackers, M@rcio. Chantal, R$ 42

3 Flash 4 Profissional, Fernando Godoy. Makron Books, R$ 49

4 Hacker, invasão e proteção, Wilson Oliveira. Visual Books, R$ 44

5 HTML 4.0 passo a passo, Lite. Makron Books, R$ 32.50

6 Manual prático do seu PC, Valter Lima. Éricka, R$ 28

7 Ganhando dinheiro na Internet, Paul Edwards. Makron Books, R$ 59

8 Frontpage 2000 passo a passo, Microsoft Press. Makron Books, R$ 78.50

9 Internet rápido e fácil para iniciantes, Michael Miller. Campus, R$ 26.50

10 Internet para leigos passo a passo. Ciência Moderna, R$ 49

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