An introduction to the richness of Brazilian film, this course explores major cinematic movements, and will include the Cinema Novo, critically acclaimed documentaries, and more recent commercial successes. Recurrent themes and emerging trends will be discussed (e.g. the deforestation of the Amazon, urban violence, literary adaptation, popular culture).
Sample reading list:
Jean-Claude Carrière, A Linguagem Secreta do Cinema
Randal Johnson; Robert Stam (eds.), Brazilian Cinema
Lucia Nagib, A Utopia no Cinema Brasileiro
30-60 pages of reading per week; one presentation, one short paper, and a final paper in lieu of final.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
POR 208 or permission of instructor..
Screenings will take place on Tuesday evenings, and films will be available for viewing on Blackboard.