Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 August 2004

240 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719064999

Bookseller Code (06)


Popular cinema in Brazil

Stephanie Dennison and Lisa Shaw

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This ground-breaking study provides an entertaining insight into popular film in Brazil, situating major box-office successes such as 'Central Station' (Walter Salles, 1998), in their socio-historical contex
  • Argues that Brazilian cinema has always been grounded in intrinsically home-grown cultural forms such as Brazilian music hall, the travelling circus, radio shows, carnival and comedy television
  • Focuses on individual films in their socio-historical context, drawing on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Latin America
  • Provides an ideal introduction to Brazilian cinema, while the original nature of the research, which draws on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Los Angeles
  • This will be the first book in English dealing with popular Brazilian cinema

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