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Brazil on Screen: Cinema Novo, New Cinema, Utopia
by Lúcia Nagib
What connects films of a particular nation, in a particular time? What makes them especially interesting and revealing? This book offers an original answer to these central questions for world cinema, focusing on the case of Brazil and the return of the utopian gesture into its cinema. In this extensively illustrated book, Lúcia Nagib argues that the foundational utopian i ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris
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Not the best book for beginners to Brazilian film (tell my lecturer that). However once you have a working knowledge of the major movements and ideologies, it's a pretty riveting read (ended up reading it twice). I particularly like her analysis of Central Station and O Invasor!.