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Brazilian Cinema
Presents a history of Brazilian cinema with a focus on traditional Latin American themes seen within this history.
# 105364 | 9,145 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 06, 2008 in Film (History of) , Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on))

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This paper relates that the major cinematic areas of tradition in Brazilian cinema include cannibalism, hunger, vera cruz and other areas of social and political significance. The paper then takes a look at each of these
Latin American traditions and in an effort to provide an understanding of each tradition in Brazilian filmmaking history. The paper juxtaposes these traditions to the events of the eras in which they emerged and the dual dichotomy of Brazil's political impact on filmmaking, and cinema as an impact on Brazilian society.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
The Early Years
Cinema Novo
"Vidas Secas"
"The Guns"
"Garota de Ipanema" (Girl From Ipanema", 1967)
"Terra em Transe" ("Lang in Anguish", 1967)
Third Cinema
Amacio Mazzaropi
1980s - 1990s: A Shift In Brazilian Filmmaking
"At Play in the Fields of the Lord"

From the Paper:

"The earlier works between 1930 and 1959 were creative, although the costumes relied largely on the actor's own sense of style and resources. This cinema reflected the development that the country was going through, and investment by foreign markets and banks. Between 1956 and 1961 the country experienced growth in economic output and production. Not so different than in America, where this period represented what has often been referred to as the good years for the nuclear family; in Brazil the Brazilian president, Kubitschek promised 50 years of progress in five, and he made good on his promise."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Balderston, Daniel, Mike Gonzalez, and Ana M.Lopez, eds. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures. London: Routledge, 2000. Questia. 5 June 2007 <>.
  • Dennison, Stephanie and Shaw, Lisa. Popular Cinema in Brazil Manchester University Press, 2004.
  • Guneratne, Anthony R., and Wimal Dissanayake, eds. Rethinking Third Cinema. London: Routledge, 2003. Questia. 5 June 2007 <>.
  • Hayward, Susan. Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2000. Questia. 5 June 2007 <>.
  • Johnson, Randal and Stam, Robert. Brazilian Cinema Columbia University Press, 1995

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