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Uniform Title Orfeu negro (Motion picture)
Title Orfeu negro [videorecording] = Black Orpheus / Lopert Films, Inc. ; co-production franco-italienne, Dispatfilm, Gemma Cinematografica avec la participation de Tupan Filmes LTDA ; un film de Marcel Camus ; produced by Sacha Gordine ; directed by Marcel Camus ; script by Jacques Viot

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Po ORF    Available
Edition [Extended international version.]
Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 48
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 48.
Note Originally relelased as a motion picture in 1959.
Inspired from the play "Orfeu da Conçeicão" by Vinícius de Moraes.
Special features: Uncut version of film featuring previously unseen footage, remastered sound, new English subtitle translation, English-dubbed soundtrack, French theatrical trailer.
Credits Photography, Jean Bourgoin ; music, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Cast Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Lea Garcia.
Summary 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.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Portuguese or dubbed English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Awards Academy Awards (1960): Best Foreign Language Film
Subject Orpheus (Greek mythological character) -- Drama.
Carnival -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Drama.
Bossa nova (Music) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Portuguese.
Added Author Camus, Marcel, 1912-1982
Gordine, Sacha
Viot, Jacques
Bonfá, Luiz
Jobim, Antonio Carlos.
Mello, Breno.
Dawn, Marpessa.
Oliveira, Lourdes de.
Garcia, Léa, 1933-
Moraes, Vinícius de. Orfeu da Conceição
Lopert Films
Dispatfilm (Firm)
Gemma cinematografica (Firm)
Tupan Filmes
Janus Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Black Orpheus
Note Title on disc and container: Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus
ISBN 0780022211
Standard No. 037429138328
Music No. BLA070 Criterion Collection

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