Estrela-Guia is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by TV Globo.[1] It premiered on 12 March 2001, replacing O Cravo e a Rosa, and ended on 15 June 2001, replaced by A Padroeira.[2][3] The telenovela is written by Ana Maria Moretzsohn, with the collaboration of Daisy Chaves, Izabel de Oliveira, Fernando Rebello, and Patrícia Moretzsohn.[4]

Created byAna Maria Moretzsohn
Written by
  • Daisy Chaves
  • Izabel de Oliveira
  • Fernando Rebello
  • Patrícia Moretzsohn
Directed by
  • Denise Saraceni
  • Carlos Araújo
Opening theme"Imagine"
by RPM
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes83
Camera setupMulti-camera
Original release
Release12 March (2001-03-12) –
15 June 2001 (2001-06-15)

The telenovela includes the themes of the hippie world, astrology, esotericism and urban life. Estrela-Guia tells the story of Cristal, whose astrological cards show that her destiny is linked to that of Tony, her godfather.

It stars Sandy, Guilherme Fontes, Carolina Ferraz, Rodrigo Santoro, Thaís Fersoza, Rosamaria Murtinho, Lucinha Lins, and Lilia Cabral.[5]

Plot edit

In the 1980s, hippie Bob (Marcos Winter) leaves his life in Rio de Janeiro to marry Catherine (Maitê Proença), an American he met during a trip to California. They establish the alternative community, Arco da Aliança, in the interior of Goiás and adopt the names of Hanuman and Kalinda. They have a daughter, Cristal (Sandy), whose godfather is workaholic Tony (Guilherme Fontes), Bob's former co-worker. Years later, Cristal is something of a leader in Arco da Aliança, but has to deal with the unexpected death of her parents in a mysterious fire. As a minor, she must move in to her godfather's house in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the difficulties of adjusting to the city, Cristal finds herself in love with her godfather, who struggles with his feelings for his goddaughter as immoral.

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Guest stars edit

Production edit

In 2000, TV Globo decided to try a telenovela for a younger audience in the 6 p.m. timeslot, which until then had been occupied by period dramas or contemporary dramas of a more serious nature, the reason being to retain the young viewers that stopped watching the network after the end of Malhação, a teen soap opera that aired before the 6 p.m. telenovela.[6] At the time, Walcyr Carrasco was already writing the next telenovela for the timeslot, A Padroeira, which would debut in June 2001, with Ana Maria Moretzsohn having to write a plot of only three months, not having the option of extending the telenovela, both because of Sandy's busy schedule in music, and the ongoing production of the next telenovela. Due to the good reception with the audience, other telenovelas aimed at a young audience were later produced, such as Coração de Estudante and Agora É que São Elas.[6]

According to Ana Maria Moretzsohn, the telenovela was written specifically for Sandy to play the lead role, since she wanted the singer to present a different image than the comedic one she portrayed in the Sandy & Junior television series.[3] To bring the character Cristal to life, Sandy learned to chant mantras and also had to slow down the rhythm of her speech and breathing.[7]

Reception edit

Ratings edit

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 83 12 March 2001 (2001-03-12) 37[8] 15 June 2001 (2001-06-15) 31[9] 30.9[10]

Soundtrack edit

Soundtrack album by
Various artists
LabelSom Livre

Estrela-Guia is the soundtrack of the telenovela, released in 2001 by Som Livre.[11]

1."Imagine"Paulo Ricardo Nery4:04
2."Por Um Triz"Lulo Scroback3:39
3."Just The Way You Are"Barry White4:07
4."Cristal"Ithamara Koorax3:45
5."Enrosca"Sandy & Junior3:06
6."Oye Como Va"Santana4:16
7."Quase Nada"Zeca Baleiro3:54
9."Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo"Claudia Ohana5:00
10."Father and Son"Cat Stevens3:36
11."Pout-Pourri: Bailão de Peão / Na Aba do Meu Chapéu"Chitãozinho & Xororó3:50
13."Vâmo Embolando"Banda Beijo3:42
14."Lá Em Mauá"P. O. Box3:54
15."Amor de Índio"Roupa Nova3:49
16."Retiens La Nuit"Johnny Hallyday2:53
17."Vem Para Mim (Run to Me)"6L63:50
18."Como Nossos Pais"Elis Regina4:20
Total length:1:10:47

References edit

  1. ^ Croitor, Cláudia (11 March 2001). "Globo e Sandy se presenteiam em "Estrela-Guia"". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ ""Estrela-Guia" estréia na segunda mostrando comunidade "alternativa"". (in Portuguese). 9 March 2001. Archived from the original on 25 June 2022. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Último capítulo de 'Estrela-Guia', novela de Sandy, foi ao ar há 16 anos; relembre". (in Portuguese). 16 June 2017. Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ Meireles, Mariana (10 March 2001). "'Estrela Guia' Começa Amanhã". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ "'Estrela-Guia': relembre o elenco de novela com Sandy e Junior". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b Reis, João Paulo. "Relembre Estrela-Guia, a novela da Sandy". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Sandy diz que está preparada para receber críticas". (in Portuguese). 10 March 2001. Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Estrela-Guia estréia com 37 de média na audiência". (in Portuguese). 12 March 2001. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  9. ^ ""Estrela-Guia" termina com ibope menor que o da antecessora". (in Portuguese). 15 June 2001. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  10. ^ Feltrin, Ricardo (18 September 2008). "Ibope de novelas desaba na Globo; veja a queda". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Trilha Sonora - Estrela Guia". (in Portuguese). 29 October 2021. Archived from the original on 25 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.

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