Coelho for EuroTV

Mercedes Benz – Exibhition 20th Anniversary of The Alchemist

Gil and Paulo singing at the party

Ten Thousand Years Ago

Human Rights – Unesco

This is the making off of a 60 sec ad to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights. It will be broadcasted on Dec 10, all over the world. It took more than four hours for the team (and one hour for me) to record these 60 seconds.

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – 60 seconds for Peace

BRIDA (DEUTSCH)

Having Fun!!!

Marlon was not selected for Andrea McCain “Experimental Witch” competition, but it seems that everybody had a lot of fun!

If there is any other making off, we will post here. Please send the video to witchofportobello@gmail.com

Fantástico

A sessí£o de fotos de Paulo Coelho para a revista Rolling Stone


Back to the Past V

Back to the Past IV

Of course, nothing happened as we expected. Probably the moon may take long to reach the Seventh House, and Jupiter will wait for ages to aligns with Mars. But it was so good to have a dream!

The dream is still alive, of course. Not the dream we had when we were hippies, but a different kind of dream: now we know that, regardless on how the planets behave, we can make a lot of difference. As Harriet du Autremont said: “No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost. Your heart must ever cherish some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, some rainbow in the sky, some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.”

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golding living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golding living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – The Producers

Back to the Past III

Romeo and Juliet meet in New York. I was a teenager when I first saw the movie, and my first impulse was: I want to be in one of these gangs! My second impulse was: I want to fall in love.

But boys are always like this, isn’t true? Fight and love – in that order.

Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to Ancient Greece. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562, and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582. Brooke and Painter were Shakespeare’s chief sources of inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. He borrowed heavily from both, but developed minor characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris, in order to expand the plot. Believed to be written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare’s original text.

This is my generation “translation” of the old drama. Romeo is called Tony, Juliet is called Maria, the rival families ( Montagues and Capulets) are called the Sharks (PuertoRicans) and the Jets (Americans). If you did not see the movie, you must.

By the way, the scene above is “the night”. Gang against gang, love searching for love.

Back to the Past II

After posting “The sound of music” yesterday, and feeling a kind of good vibes surrounding me, I decided that this week I will post every single day my favorite musicals from the time when I was young. See how contemporary are the lyrics below (they were written in 1973):

Every time I look at you I don’t understand
Why you let the things you did get so out of hand.
You’d have managed better if you’d had it planned.
Why’d you choose such a backward time in such a strange land?
If you’d come today you could have reached a whole nation.
Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication.
Don’t you get me wrong.
I only want to know.

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

Tell me what you think about your friends at the top.
Who’d you think besides yourself’s the pick of the crop?
Buddha, was he where it’s at? Is he where you are?
Could Mohammed move a mountain, or was that just PR?
Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake, or
Did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?
Don’t you get me wrong.
I only want to know.

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
(Repeat many times)

Back to the Past

After spending the whole weekend seeing movies on Iraq, reading news about the state of the world today, I decided to go for a while to the past. Of course, this changes nothing, and it can be seeing as scaping from reality, but so what? This is how I feel now, back to a time in my life where we had our problems, our challenges, but reality was, believe or not, more real than our manipulated “reality” today.

Enjoy the sound of music.

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – The Winner is Alone

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – Rolling Stone

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – The Feather

Paulo Coelho and Privacy Zero – CNN