Samuel Paiva

The article concerns to the history of cinema, looking into the possibility of understanding intermediality as a historiographic method. It starts with Lúcia Nagib’s propositions about “politics of impurity”, in turn guided by André Bazin’s notion of “impure cinema”, comparing them with the “intermedial phenomena” presented by Irina Rajewsky and the “historiography of methodologies” on films’ intermediality, as proposed by Ágnes Pethö. As a case study, it considers the production of cinema in Pernambuco, with increased interest in the feature Perfumed ball (1996), while also referring other works from the 1990s to nowadays.

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