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Popular Cinema in Brazil, 1930-2001 - Stephanie Dennison

Popular Cinema in Brazil, 1930-2001

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Published: 26th August 2004
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The recent international success of films such as "Central Station" and "City of God" has stimulated widespread interest in Brazilian film. This study provides insight into the Brazilian films that have most captured the imagination of domestic audiences over the years. This book focuses on individual films in their socio-historical context, drawing on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Latin America. It argues that Brazilian cinema has almost always been grounded in intrinsically home-grown cultural forms dating back to the nineteenth century, including the Brazilian music hall, the traveling circus, radio shows, carnival, and, later, comedy television. Combining a chronological structure with new research and a lively approach, Popular cinema in Brazil is the ideal introduction to Brazilian cinema.

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
The Cultural Origins of Popular Cinema in Brazil
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
Conclusion
Filmography
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780719064999
ISBN-10: 0719064996
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 26th August 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41