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1001 Movies Club - Black Orpheus (1959)
#360. Black Orpheus (1959)
Why It's In The Book: "Marcel Camus’s restaging of the myth of Orpheus in Rio de Janiero during Carnival was the surprise winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes and later of the Academy Award for best foreign picture. Filmed using neorealist techniques – an amateur cast and extensive location shooting in the teeming streets – it was highly praised for its vibrant depiction of Brazilian life and folklore. Black Orpheus was also championed as revolutionary for being one of the first international art films to have an entirely black cast. Adding to this acclaim and sense of authenticity is one of the movie’s enduring charms: its glorious soundtrack composed by Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim, two of the greatest composers of Afro-Brazilian sambas (Jobim wrote the 1967 song “The Girl from Ipanema”)… Self-consciously a fable, Black Orpheus is beautifully shot and wonderfully played by Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. Camus’s depiction of the River Styx and the ferryman Charon as a night watchman at a government building, standing in a hallway with fluttering bits of paper blowing past his feet, is unforgettable." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Movie Guy Steve - 8/10
"The sell for this movie is the glory of the carnival—the costumes, the dancing, and the music."
Adolytsi - 8/10
"Black Orpheus is a mystical and lively film directly adapted from one of storytelling's most universal and oldest sources. It is faithful, and enriches the fable with new blood, making the tale its own."
Kim Wilson - 7/10
"Overall, a visually stunning film and a story that absolutely rips your heart out—and then watches it beat in rhythm to the pulsating drums of its soundtrack."
Nicolas Krizan - 7/10
"Visually and musically entrancing, highly dubious as depiction of life in the favelas"
Squish - 7/10
"Without the knowledge of the original lore, this tale still stands alone well and anyone who at least has basic knowledge of Greek myth and its Stygian Hell will understand rather quickly that there's source material being referenced... "
Siochembio - 7/10
"If it’s the Greek mythology you really want, and not a super glammed up travel video for Rio de Janeiro where even the slums look like a party, tune in for the last half hour."