Dialogues in Brazilian Film History
Stefan Solomon (Ed.)
Although the Brazilian cultural movement Tropicália is most commonly associated with music and the visual arts, its sense of playfulness and strategies of appropriation have stimulated many of the country’s filmmakers since the 1960s. The term was first given to a pair of installations by Hélio Oiticica, a song by Caetano Veloso, and an album released in 1968 by artists that included Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes. According to Veloso, the catalyst for the flurry of creative activity was Glauber Rocha’s landmark film Terra em Transe (Land in Anguish, 1967). Although Tropicália was silenced by Brazil’s military dictatorship, its revolutionary gestures continued to influence Brazilian cinema. Fifty years later, what is the legacy and its effect on filmmaking in Brazil today? Author and film historian Stefan Solomon brings together numerous historical and contemporary voices to consider these questions, while offering multiple perspectives on this vibrant time in Brazilian art and culture. Tropicália and Beyond accompanied a film series at the Tate Modern in 2017.
5 x 8 in. / 304 pp / 98 b&w
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