Filmmaker and scholar in her own right, and collaborator with Eduardo Coutinho on Edificio Master (Master Building, 2002), Consuelo Lins's essay focuses on Coutinho's final, uncompleted film, Últimas Conversas (Last Conversations, 2015), which was posthumously edited and released, and which she reads through his earlier work and through her unique perspective, drawn from her prior working relationship with the filmmaker.
Eduardo Coutinho, Savage Linguist of Brazilian Documentary
Consuelo Lins is a filmmaker and Professor of Media and Communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She was trained in Rio de Janeiro (PUC) and in Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle). Her book The Documentary of Eduardo Coutinho: Television, Cinema and Video / O documentário de Eduardo Coutinho: Televisao, cinema e video (Jorge Zahar Ed., 2004) is in its third printing. She is also the co-author, with Cláudia Mesquita, of Filmar o real: Sobre o documentário brasileiro contemporaneo (Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editor, 2008).
Natalia Brizuela is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture at UC Berkeley. She is the author of two books on photography: Fotografia e Imperio: Paisagens para um Brasil Moderno (Cia das Letras, 2012) and Depois da fotografia: Uma literatura fora de si (Rocco, 2014). She is co-editor of the book Y todo el resto es literatura: Ensayos sobre Osvaldo Lamborghini (2008) and a special issue of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (2015) on photographers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola.
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Consuelo Lins, Natalia Brizuela; Eduardo Coutinho, Savage Linguist of Brazilian Documentary. Film Quarterly 1 March 2016; 69 (3): 28–34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.69.3.28
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