Cinebiografia of Tremendão depicts a giant rocker kind
My Fame Bad, cinebiografia based on the book written by Erasmo Carlos and the journalist Leonardo Lichoteand that hits theaters this Thursday (14) drinks at the source of the recent Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the story of Freddie Mercury, A Star is born and to come Rocket Manthat will tell the story of Elton John.
With debut scheduled for this Thursday (14), the film, directed by Lui Fariasthe son of Roberto Fariaswho directed the trilogy's historical trilogy of films starred by Roberto Carlos — Roberto Carlos and Diamond Pink (1968), Roberto Carlos in Rhythm of Adventure (1970) and Roberto Carlos 300 Km per Hour (1971) — follows a similar path with the films of the father.
In spite of trying to tell a real story, there is humor, fantasy, and some licenses poetic and storms that make the long more lightweight and less precise.
If the characterization leaves much to be desired in comparison, primarily, with Bohemian Rhapsody, there is no denying that Chay Suede (Erasmo), Gabriel Leone (Roberto Carlos),
Malu Rodrigues (Wanderléa), Bruno de Lucca (Carlos Imperial), and Bianca Comparato (that interprets several female characters – Nara, Samara, Clara, Lara and Sara) do a good job.
It is worth mentioning the interpretations of Isabela Garcia (as a Diva, mother of Erasmus) Paula Toller (Candinha) and Vinicius Alexandre (who steals the scenes as Tião “Tim Maia.
The cast is one of the strengths of the film, which suffers from a screenplay loose and that only goes up to the mid-70's, leaving out many stories and songs.
We do not see mention of the hits written by Roberto and Erasmo to the King or to the hits of the career of the Tremendão, as Woman, Landscape Ecological, The Only Son or The handle on the Lie.
My Fame Bad may not even be considered a true biography, since it is focused on the story of the young Erasmus, since the times of poverty in the District, when it was petty theft with friends from the neighborhood, among them names such as Taio (Tim) Maia and Jorge Ben.
The Erasmus of the film is family, friend, full of insecurities and contradictions. A vision that made itself Erasmo ask the officer the reason it has been portrayed so nice. The reason? We do not know.
Even in the scenes in which the film portrays the success of the Young Guard — the movement music and the TV program is led by the trio of Roberto, Erasmo and Wanderléa — what you see is a man of integrity, passionate about rock and roll, and conscious of the quality of the music that it produced.
One of the strengths of the film is that the soundtrack is performed by the actors themselves, leaving aside the typically terrible voice acting of most of the productions of the genre.
The songs that come with the band that accompanies Erasmas on stage, are sharp and bring freshness to the successes of the early career of the Tremendão, of the King, and the cities of porto.
I Am Terrible, Pussy Artful, Black Cat, I stopped in the Opposite direction and the title track are extra special and does not disappoint in relation to the original records. Unfortunately, the phase the more adult composer is virtually ignored, with only a few songs being used as the soundtrack incidental, which leaves out a lot of the great crop of recent artist.
— I hear everything that appears on the internet, on TV or on the radio. Some times I hear and speak: “Good Music”, but then I'm already listening to something else. Is very group, lots of music, lots of information, lots of singers. This ends up confusing the minds of the people. Does not to follow and get to know everyone. Already gave that up long ago. When I want to listen to music, I listen to my old vinyl records of rock, basic bossa nova, etc.” — revealed Erasmus.
License poetic and abrupt end
Although only go up to the mid - ' 70s, the film uses the feature of transferring certain events to dates very different from the real, to accommodate these developments in a little more than 2 hours of duration. It is the case of the scene where Roberto shows the song Friend to Erasmus, who in the film takes place many years before that actually happened.
It is worth noting that the reasons that molded such a friendship are not much explored, one of the main defects of the roadmap.
The film ends with scenes recorded by the Tremendão and family in the intimacy. His passions — including the Vasco da Gama — appear in the records that illustrate the credits.
Recalling the last century
The reconstruction of the streets and buildings of Rio and São Paulo of the past century are very good, as well as the scenes of the file that show the two cities.
Even for those who have not lived this time the pictures should kindle the curiosity by the story of a time where everything seemed (and was) slower and more personal.
The production had the concern to reconstruct with details a Brazil (Rio and Sao Paulo) from the late 60's, where the people and the music were more naive, and even the traffic was less fierce. This detail may not make a difference in the story, but it is very welcome in the final set of the work.
My Reputation of Bad is fun. Should not win the Oscar or compete for the major awards, but serves as a document of one of the most important musical movements in the history of the country and part of the trajectory of one of the greatest composers of our time.
The images of Erasmo and Roberto in the pre-debut are to save for posterity.
Quote: *** ½
Listen to the soundtrack of movie
Photos: Disclosure and Rogério Resende
A version of this text was published in the Revista Ambrosia.