Saudade in Brazilian Cinema

The History of an Emotion on Film

Jack A. Draper III

Saudade in Brazilian Cinema

Jack A. Draper III

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

180 pages | 7 halftones | 7 x 9
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9781783207633 Published September 2017

The Brazilian Portuguese idea of saudade is often translated as a powerful relative of nostalgia, which brings together love and grief, a melancholia and a longing focused on a memory, an absence. Saudade in Brazilian Cinema looks specifically at how this emotion is imagined on the screen. Analyzing over sixty years of Brazilian cinema, Jack A. Draper III uses the idea of saudade to create an analytical framework within the field of emotion studies. Draper places insights on saudade on screen in dialogue with theoretical studies of emotion and affect as well as film theory. The result is a new way of understanding saudade and the representation of emotion in twentieth and twenty-first century Brazilian cinema.
 

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