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Black Orpheus

Author: Luiz BonfáAntonio Carlos JobimMarcel CamusBreno MelloMarpessa DawnAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Portuguese : Extended international versionView all editions and formats
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Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.
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Genre/Form: Bossa nova (Music)
Drama
Brazilian films
Named Person: Orpheus, (Greek mythological character); Orpheus, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Luiz Bonfá; Antonio Carlos Jobim; Marcel Camus; Breno Mello; Marpessa Dawn; Lourdes de Oliveira; Léa Garcia; Vinícius de Moraes; Lopert Films Inc.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53202048
Language Note: In Portuguese with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1959 motion picture.
Special features: Uncut version of film featuring previously unseen footage, remastered sound, new English subtitle translation, English-dubbed soundtrack, French theatrical trailer.
Inspired from the play "Orfeu da condeiçāo" by Vinícius de Moraes.
Credits: Producer, Sacha Gordine; director, Marcel Camus; script, Jacques Viot; photography, Jean Bourgoin; music, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Cast: Breno Melo, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Lea Garcia.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Orfeu negro
Responsibility: Lopert Films, Inc.
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Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.

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