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ORPHEUS: FROM THE MYTH TO THE BRAZILIAN REALITY A SOUNDTRACK ANALYSIS OF THE MOVIES "BLACK ORPHEUS" (1959) AND "ORFEU" (1999) BASED ON VINICIUS DE MORAES' PLAY "ORFEU DA CONCEIÇÃO"

Grant number: 09/03454-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2009
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal researcher:Claudiney Rodrigues Carrasco
Grantee:Fabiana Quintana Dias
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This reseach deals about the Orfeu's soundtrack including music, songs, sound design and sound edition from the movies Black Orpheus, directed by Marcel Camus (1959), and Orfeu, directed by Cacá Diegues (1999), likewise a creative elements and their relationships the sound and film language as a whole. The Orfeu's musical universe is so great that, to understand the soundtracks of the movies it's necessary visit and know the history of musical dramaturgy, in what many manifestations of the myth are found. The objective is to make an image and sound decupage by means of an analysis of the soundtrack as a narrative film resource. There'll be analysed too the director's strategies to make the transcription of the Orpheu's myth using the conventions of the film's language. The start point is the seminal work of Vinicius de Moraes - Orfeu da Conceição - that influences bossa nova and the related films. These analysis will include, either, the way music is used to articulate the dramaturgy in those movies, and the importance of the cinematografic's musical thought.

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DIAS, Fabiana Quintana. Orpheus: from the myth to the brazilian reality a soundtrack analysis of the movie Black Orpheus (1959) and Orpheus (1999) based on Vinicius de Moraes' play Orfeu da Conceição. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes Campinas, SP.

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