Directory of World Cinema: Brazil

Edited by Natália Pinazza and Louis Bayman

Edited by Natália Pinazza and Louis Bayman

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

320 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781783200092 Published February 2014
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.

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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