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Black Orpheus [1959 film] by Marcel Camus
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Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film was an international co-production among production companies in Brazil, France and Italy.
The film is particularly noted for its soundtrack by two Brazilian composers: Antônio Carlos Jobim, whose song "A Felicidade" opens the film; and Luiz Bonfá, whose "Manhã de Carnaval" and "Samba de Orfeu" have become bossa nova classics. The songs sung by the character Orfeu were dubbed by singer Agostinho dos Santos.[2]
Lengthy passages of the film were shot in the Morro da Babilônia, a favela (slum) in the Leme neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. (Wiki)
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Marcel Camusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bonfá, Luizsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dawn, Marpessasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Moraes, Vinitiussecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garcia, Leasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordine, Sachasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jobim, Antonio Carlossecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mello, Brenosecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moraes, Vinícius desecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film was an international co-production between production companies in Brazil, France and Italy.

The film is particularly noted for its soundtrack by two Brazilian composers: Antônio Carlos Jobim, whose song "A felicidade" opens the film; and Luiz Bonfá, whose "Manhã de Carnaval" and "Samba of Orpheus" have become bossa nova classics. The songs sung by the character Orfeu were dubbed by singer Agostinho dos Santos.

Lengthy passages of the film were shot in the Morro da Babilônia, a favela (slum) in the Leme neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro.
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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.… (more)

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