Gilberto Braga (1 November 1945) is a Brazilian screenwriter.
Gilberto Tumscitz Braga
November 1, 1945
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Edgar Moura Brasil
Gilberto Tumscitz Braga was born in Rio de Janeiro, on November 1, 1945. He studied at the Instituto de Educação and the Colégio Pedro II. He studied at the Instituto de Educação and the Colégio Pedro II, and attended the College of Letters at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and began to work as teaching at the Aliança Francesa. Later he worked as a theater critic and cinema in newspaper O Globo.
Braga premiered on Rede Globo as an author in 1972 with an adaptation of The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas in Caso Especial starring Glória Menezes. His first telenovela was Corrida do Ouro (1974) writing with Lauro César Muniz and Janete Clair. Created from a newspaper report, the central plot was conducted by five female characters, starring Aracy Balabanian, Sandra Bréa, Renata Sorrah, Maria Luiza Castelli and Célia Biar, who needed to fulfill certain tasks to receive an inheritance.
In 1975, Gilberto Braga worked on adapting the novel Helena by Machado de Assis. Still displayed in black and white, the telenovela aired on TV Globo, the first inspired by a classic of Brazilian literature. In 1975, Braga claimed responsibility Bravo!, initially written by Janete Clair. The author moved away from the plot to work in Pecado Capital, in replacing Roque Santeiro, censured during the Brazilian military government in his debut.
In October 1976, he wrote his first great success: Escrava Isaura. Adapted from the novel by Bernardo Guimarães, the story was based on the struggle for the liberation of slaves in nineteenth-century Brazil. The novel was a big hit in Brazil. In China, we had great repercussion and Lucélia Santos, who starred in the soap opera, won the Golden Eagle Award for his performance. It was the first time a foreign actress was honored in that country.
In 1978, Gilberto Braga wrote one of his biggest hits: Dancin 'Days. Created from a theme suggested by Janete Clair, the novel was starring Sônia Braga and Joana Fomm, and brought the fever of discothèques to Brazil. Dancin 'Days reached high ratings and became headline in the US magazine Newsweek, in November 1978, which highlighted their influence on fads.
The following year, addressing the theme of power and ambition, Braga wrote Brilhante, with the collaboration of Euclydes Marinho and Leonor Bassères, who also collaborated on two novels that the author wrote afterwards: Louco Amor (1983), depicting the love between people from different social class; and Corpo a Corpo (1984), based on the theme of social mobility and revenge.
Two years later, Braga wrote alongside Aguinaldo Silva and Leonor Bassères, Vale Tudo, a major milestone in the history of Brazilian teledramaturgy. Through dispute between an honest mother, played by Regina Duarte, and her daughter played by Gloria Pires, the plot addressed the issue of ethical integrity in Brazil, becoming a critical success. In 2002, the soap opera won an remake, displayed for the Hispanic market of the United States. The new version was produced by Telemundo channel.
In 1990 he collaborated in the authorship of the telenovela Rainha da Sucata written by Silvio de Abreu. In the same year, he was invited to take care of the musical production of the miniseries A, E, I, O... Urca, by Doc Comparato, and signed the supervision in Lua Cheia de Amor.
The following year he wrote Força de um Desejo alongside Alcides Nogueira. Set in the second half of the nineteenth century, the telenovela was the first to address aspects of Bantu culture, of African origin, through the core of the slaves. Força de um Desejo also marked the return of Sonia Braga in Brazilian television.
Four years later, alongside Ricardo Linhares, Gilberto Braga wrote Paraíso Tropical (2007). Nominated for International Emmy Award, the telenovela had in its main cast Alessandra Negrini, Tony Ramos, Glória Pires, Fábio Assunção, Wagner Moura, among others. Of the duo of authors, also came Insensato Coração in 2011.
- A Dama das Camélias (1979) (TV Movie)
- Praias Desertas (1973) (TV Movie)
- O Preço de Cada Um (1973) (TV Movie)
- Mulher (1974) (TV Movie)
- Feliz na Ilusão (1974) (TV Movie)
- Corrida do Ouro (1974)
- Bravo! (1975)
- Senhora (1975)
- Helena (1975)
- Escrava Isaura (1976)
- Dona Xepa (1977)
- Dancin' Days (1978)
- Fim de Festa (1978) (writer)
- Água Viva (1980)
- Brilhante (1981)
- Louco Amor (1983)
- Corpo a Corpo (1984)
- Anos Dourados (1986)
- Vale Tudo (1988)
- O Primo Basílio (1988)
- Bravo (1989) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lua Cheia de Amor (1990)
- O Dono do Mundo (1991)
- Anos Rebeldes (1992)
- Pátria Minha (1994)
- Labirinto (1998)
- Força de um Desejo (1999)
- Rio, Gosto de Você (2003)
- Celebridade (2003)
- Paraíso Tropical (2007)
- Entre el amor y el deseo (2010) (creator)
- Insensato Coração (2011)
- Lado a Lado (2012) (supervising writer)
- Dancin' Days (2012) (creator)
- Babilônia (2015)
- Após 41 anos de união, o casamento de Gilberto Braga e Edgar
- Novela “Vale Tudo” completa 24 anos de sua estreia
- Telemundo comemora a parceria com a Globo
- O primo Basílio, minissérie escrita por Gilberto Braga em 1988, é lançada em DVD
- "Novela: "Rainha da Sucata" foi a mais marcante". Veja São Paulo. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Gilberto Braga errou ao retratar pobres como idiotas em "O Dono do Mundo"". Uol. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- ""Pescador De Ilusões"". Folha de S. Paulo. 17 August 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Sônia Braga, a força da maturidade". Agência Globo. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Fim de Celebridade: Laura matou Lineu". O Estado de S. Paulo. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Brasil emplaca seis indicações ao Emmy Internacional". O Estado de S. Paulo. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Reta final: Gilberto Braga e Ricardo Linhares dão pistas do final de Insensato Coração". Gshow. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "'Não gosto de quase nada que eu faço', assume Gilberto Braga". O Globo. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Babilônia: o desabafo de Gilberto Braga e Dennis Carvalho". Veja. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.