Oct 6, 2005

Black Orpheus (1959)


The myth of Orpheus is transposed to South America in this beautiful, carnivalesque treat... absolutely breathtaking in colour. I took my wife to see this at a free screening years ago, and was embarrassed because the print they showed was so faded that it was almost black and white! But it's on Criterion now, so rejoice! This movie single-handedly launched the bossa nova craze in North America, and the music is full of the exotica that one can find in this picture... the natural world and the fantastic blend seamlessly in this pageant of a movie. Buy it today!

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