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Towards an intermedial history of Brazilian cinema

Nagib, L. ORCID:, Corrêa de Araújo, L. and De Luca, T., eds. (2022) Towards an intermedial history of Brazilian cinema. Edinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality. Edinburgh University Press, pp304. ISBN 9781474452984

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This book resorts to a new, intermedial method in order to reconstruct the history of Brazilian cinema. From its inception Brazilian cinema has combined extra-filmic artistic and medial forms, resulting in an original aesthetic blend. Theatre, dance, music, circus, radio, television and the plastic arts have left a distinctive mark on Brazilian cinema’s poetics and politics, as can be observed in a host of fascinating phenomena analysed in this book, including: screen and stage interactions in the silent era; the chanchada musical comedies, inflected by vaudeville theatre and the radio; Glauber Rocha’s intermedial cosmogony; the manguebeat and árido movie movements that blurred the boundaries between music and film; and contemporary multimedia installations among others. By adopting intermediality as a historiographic method, this book will bring to the public, for the first time, the polymathic cultural wealth behind filmic expressions in Brazilian cinema through the lens of its most authoritative experts.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:102744
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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