Precursor of Tropicalismo, writer and filmmaker, Jose Agrippino de Paula was a genuine representative of the counter, leaving it entirely up to the Brazilian cultural scene. He is not among the stars of Tropicalia is n...展开ot often remembered when it is this movement that turned the inside of the Brazilian cultural scene of the late of 1960. But Jose Agrippino de Paula was there. In fact it was one of the first to arrive. And, unfortunately, one of the first to leave. The writer lived what could be called the peak until the following decade and then shifted the way to life, robbing him with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, the clarity and contact with the real world. Author of PanAmerica (1967), the book that illuminated the head of Caetano Veloso just before Tropicalismo, Agrippino spent much of life alone in a house in Embu, without radio, television, phone, anything that connects you to someone or to what they were. Just him, it was an antenna.