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Directory of World Cinema: Brazil

Best known to international audiences for its carnivalesque irreverence and recent gangster blockbusters, Brazilian cinema is gaining prominence with critics, at global film festivals, and on DVD shelves. This volume seeks to introduce newcomers to Brazilian cinema and to offer valuable insights to those already well-versed in the topic. It brings into sharp focus some of the most important movements, genres, and themes from across the eras of Brazilian cinema, from cinema novo to musical chanchada, the road movie to cinema de bordas, avant-garde to pornochanchada. Delving deep beyond the surface of cinema, the volume also addresses key themes such as gender, indigenous and diasporic communities, and Afro-Brazilian identity. Situating Brazilian cinema within the country’s changing position in the global capitalist system, the essays consider uneven modernization, class division, dictatorship, liberation struggles, and globalization alongside questions of entertainment and of artistic innovation.


320 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10

Directory of World Cinema

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction by the Editors

Film of the Year

5 x Favela, Now By Ourselves

Star Study

Carmen Miranda

Film-makers
Glabuer Rocha

José Mojica Marins

Walter Salles

Cultural Crossover

Cinema de Bordas in Brazil

The Re-emergence of Brazilian Cinema: A Brief History

Festival Focus

Film Festivals in Brazil

Early Years

Essay

Review


Cinema Novo

Essay

Review

Gender

Essay

Review


Music

Essay

Review


Afro-Brazilian Identity

Essay

Review

The Representation of the Brazilian Indian

Essay

Review

Diaspora

Essay

Review

Documentary

Essay

Review

Adaptation

Essay

Review

Comedy

Essay

Review

Road Movie

Essay

Review


Recommended Reading

Brazilian Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

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