During the course of the production preparation for his film 'Casa de Lava' (1994), portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa compiled what he saw, what he read, his many ideas and images into a scrapbook instead of a screenplay.
Paintings, movie stills, letters, newspaper articles, scribbles, quotes from novels, postcards, lines of dialogue, snapshots, that guided him throughout the shooting of the film and that he continued - and finished - after returning to Lisboa.
This green covered notebook became an autonomous object, a visual record of Costa's way of thinking.
* Included in A-N Top Ten: The best books of 2013 (by Tim Clark. Check here
* Reviewed in Bomb Magazine. Here
* Reviewed in Cuadernos de Cine (Spanish). Here
* 'Casa de Lava-Caderno: Warum Drehbucher?' (German). Here
Casa de Lava - Caderno by Pedro Costa
Pierre von Kleist editions, 2013
Hardcover, 14.6 x 20.9 cm, 144 pages
Includes a booklet with an exclusive interview with Nuno Crespo and a text by Philippe Azoury (interview and text in portuguese, english and french).
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