Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Throwback Thursday" -- Diogo and Dreambooks

Okay, it's been WAY too long since we've had a new post here!  And while I don't actually have anything "new" to post, in honor of it being Throwback Thursday today, I thought I'd post some pictures of Diogo in an ad campaign for Dreambooks, a Portuguese digital photo book company he has been a spokesperson for since 2009.   In fact, he even did an awesome ad campaign for Dreambooks this past Christmas.  

But again, this is Throwback Thursday!  So here you will find some great photos he did for them in 2010 and 2011, and below the photos, you will find a fun video showing the behind the scenes of the photo shoot for Dreambooks.  Enjoy these "throwbacks" and hopefully we'll have new Diogo news and such to discuss soon!  :)

(all photos courtesy of Dreambooks' Facebook page)

(video courtesy of Dreambooks Facebook Page)

Oh and for you lucky fans in Portugal who can use Dreambooks, they now have an app available!  You should check it out!  


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Diogo talks about the end of "Eduardo"

Now that poor "Eduardo" has met his demise on "Sol de Inverno," Diogo recently shared some thoughts on the character coming to an end with SIC Online. Awesome Dina was kind enough to translate his words for us, found right below the video.  

Diogo talks about "Eduardo"

Diogo: What will happen here... (laughs.) I'm kidding... Basically, what will happen here today is the end of Eduardo, as we know him…  So, after a very troubled relationship with his mother, Laura, Eduardo goes a little bit to the extreme, here, and decides to meet with his mother in this abandoned building and tell her what he has already told her, but in a more decisive way, which is, basically, is whatever he feels. He thinks that the way he has always been treated by his mother justifies all the actions he has taken ever since. They end up becoming physically violent. Their discussion is taken to the extreme and ends with the death of Eduardo.  Curiously, it also happens to be my last day of shooting. It was a curious coincidence, a surprise for me because it turns out the farewell of the character, is the farewell to the team, is the farewell tothe project, a project that I loved doing.  Loved giving life to "Eduardo." I think there are many "Eduardo's" out there, although we may think not....  I think he couldn’t have had any other end, right? Eduardo is like chewing gum on the shoe, that when stuck, is difficult to remove. He would always be a character that would never have peace. He dies with the frustration of never having received the satisfaction of pleasing her. And finishes like he started, right? With this great frustration.  There are people who are in fact immensely frustrated and end up living their lives exhibiting this frustration. And I think that Eduardo, is basically that, and the result of lacking, and poor learning.  There are people like that. So I think it was a beautiful portrait, thank God, of a minority in our society, but that is there, and deserve to be recognized...  I hope you guys, on that side (other side of the camera), continue to follow "Sol de Inverno," and follow SIC Online, to maybe also learn of other things I might be doing outside of the series.  Stay on that side, that's the most important.

Gotta admit, I kinda miss "Eduardo" already.  :)


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Sol de Inverno" - Episodes 198 and 199 Translations

SO sorry for the delay!  Real life strikes again!  But here finally are scenes from Diogo's final episodes of "Sol de Inverno" to catch us up, and to bid, for me anyway, what is a bittersweet farewell to Eduardo. 

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