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Uniform Title Orfeu negro (Motion picture)
Title Orfeu negro [videorecording] = Black Orpheus / Janus Films ; une production Sacha Gordine ; un film de Marcel Camus ; scénario original de Jacques Viot ; adaptation et dialogues, Jacques Viot et Marcel Camus.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion, ©2010.


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Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 + 1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion Collection ; 48
Criterion collection ; 48.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Portuguese or dubbed English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast Breno Melo, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia, Adhemar Ferreira da Silva.
Credits Photography, Jean Bourgoin ; editor, Andrée Feix ; music, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa.
Note Originally produced as motion picture in 1959.
Based on the play: Orfeu da concȩicão / Vinicius de Moraes.
Awards Academy Award, Best Foreign Film ; Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions kills himself to be with her"--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed.
Note Accompanying booklet contains an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson.
Special features: archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn; new video interviews with Brazilian film scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro; Looking for Black Orpheus, a French documentary about the making of Black Orpheus and its cultural and musical roots, as well as its resonance in Brazil today; theatrical trailer.
Subject Orpheus (Greek mythological character) -- Drama.
Carnival -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Drama.
Bossa nova (Music) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Added Author Camus, Marcel, 1912-1982. Director.
Gordine, Sacha. Producer.
Viot, Jacques. Screenwriter.
Jobim, Antonio Carlos. Composer.
Bonfá, Luiz. Composer.
Bourgoin, Jean, 1913-1991. Cinematographer.
Feix, Andrée. Editor of moving image work.
Mello, Breno. Actor.
Dawn, Marpessa. Actor.
Oliveira, Lourdes de. Actor.
Garcia, Léa, 1933- Actor.
Silva, Adhemar Ferreira da, 1927- Actor.
Moraes, Vinícius de. Orfeu da Conceição.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title from disc surface: Black Orpheus
ISBN 9781604652871
Standard No. 715515059213
Music No. CC1905D Criterion

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