I can not remember exactly when I first heard instead of Vincent Gallo, but I know I’ve seen two performances in his films and a concert at Paredes de Coura festival is already many years. More specifically, my curiosity about this character was opened when I was reading an opinion article about the movie itself made and performed: “The Brown Bunny.” This film is a complex and brutal I remember that at the time caused some controversy because the film’s end there was a scene of explicit oral sex about half that shocked viewers who watched at Cannes.
Also at the concert I attended was with the belief that this was an artist with a unique style, with a self-centered ideology that viewed their art as just creating your own work and that all production is valued only because it was “painted” himself. It is a point of view on art “underground” where the mythical city of New York became king and lord. A character that has developed its originality and no matter what others say, what he thinks is what matters, at least this is what I think about it.
For all this, I thought Francis Ford Coppola chose correctly the actor for the character he had designed for the film Tetro. The character is a novelist who oppressed the past, rebelled against the family and denies it. But all families have a secret in her past and family Tetroccini no exception to this rule. But the reasons are also other, because there can be marked by events (car accident that Tetro has with his mother, causing his death) that make the difference between obtain the personality pattern or simply be diverted other personalities which simply we do not fit. Issues are raised every day by all agents of social life and Tetro is a good example for us all.
But the film tells more about human existence, more precisely on the affection. The division and antithesis of ties of friendship and family that may be caused not only by our actions, but also the other (the father of Tetro) may be, after all, responsible for such deviation. However at the time the lights go out everything is forgotten and the sorrows disappear. We are human and what distinguishes us from animals is not the instinct for survival, but the rationality influenced by affection or emotion.
The formula of Francis Ford Coppola is 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 = cinema. Maybe that’s why the story is complex. The choice of Black and White and Color is a way to investigate attention. Where we take this distinction: the operating framework for the narrative? The jumps in color set full of symbolism that determines our perception. It is a way of looking at reality and realize that fate is already written somewhere, but the way in which we have there may be a non-linear. In some moments we are full of color, other invaded by black and white. But the state of emotion can be, symbolically, the first one is the antithesis of the second.