By Randal Johnson

With such attractive motion pictures as Dona Flor and Her Husbands, Bye Bye Brazil, and Pixote, Brazilian cinema accomplished either severe acclaim and well known reputation within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, changing into the greatest cinema of Latin the United States and one of many biggest movie manufacturers within the western global. however the good fortune of Brazilian movie at domestic and in another country got here after a long time of fight through filmmakers made up our minds to create a powerful movie in Brazil. on the leading edge of this fight have been the filmmakers of Cinema Novo, the across the world acclaimed flow whose flowering within the Sixties marked the delivery of recent Brazilian film.

Cinema Novo x 5 areas the good fortune of Brazilian cinema in viewpoint by means of reading the flicks of the 5 leaders of this groundbreaking movement—Andrade, Diegues, Guerra, Rocha, and dos Santos. via exploring the uniqueness of those masters of latest Brazilian movie, Randal Johnson finds the magnificent stylistic and thematic variety of Cinema Novo. His emphasis is at the motion pictures themselves, in addition to their makers’ designated cinematic imaginative and prescient and perspectives of what cinema will be and is. whilst, he presents a wealth of invaluable historical past info to augment readers’ realizing of the ancient, cultural, and fiscal context during which Cinema Novo was once born and flourished.

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