José Miguel Nicolau Pinto
- Integrated | PhD Student
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, n.º 26 C
- Tel: (+351) 21 790 83 00 (ext. 1583)
José Pinto has initiated his musical studies in the Conservatório Bonfim learning piano. When he finished, he started his superior studies in musicology at the Universidade do Minho while still improving his piano skills with professor Marián Pivka. While at the Universidade do Minho, he participated in several projects – for example: "Património Musical do Concelho de Braga", coordinated by Elisa Lessa and the exposition based on the work of Eurico Tomás de Lima, coordinated by Ângelo Martingo. José Pinto holds a Master’s degree from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with a dissertation entitled "A música e o som na Trilogia de Deus de João César Monteiro". He is currently attending the doctoral program in musicology at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with a grant from FCT.Doctoral ProjectTitle"Music and sound in the work of the film director João César Monteiro"AdvisorAbstract
With this investigation we intend to study the music and the sound in the work of the film director João César Monteiro. In the last few years, the director has obtained more and more recognition by de academy. Nonetheless, the study of the music and the sound in his movies hasn´t been the main subject of any academic work. With this investigation, we seek to understand how the musical elements articulate with the other filmic elements to form the narrative in João César Monteiro’s several movies. Therefore, through analyses and reflections about each movie, we might discover aesthetic affinities and disparities that offer a new interpretation of the director’s cinematography and contribute to define a musical path of his work, framed in the artistic history of the twentieth century.
Key Words: João César Monteiro; music and sound in cinema; portuguese cinema; Trilogia de DeusResearch Group: Estudos Históricos e Culturais em Música