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Black Orpheus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keeping The Love For Orpheus Alive

    Late one evening(pass my bed time)in 1974 I saw this movie on a PBS station. Other than Africans and African Americans I had never seen (or knew of)other people who looked like myself and spoke a different language. this discovery furthered Black pride in myself and for my people. Through the years I have had several copies of this film, that I have shared with family, friends and co-workers, whom thought they would not enjoy a foreign film. Many tapes were unreturned to me, but that's a testement of how interesting a movie is. As you have read Black Orpheus has made a significant impression on me. I have searched many years for current info on the cast of this film. I have recently learned that Admere da Silva (death)died in 01. Mr.da Silva was an Olympic athelete of the 52-56 games,between both games he won 7 gold medals in the triple jump. He was also a lawyer. Why do we allow talented people to slip away before we celebrate them? I am interested in the children of this film and how did their lives turn out. They were not much older than I.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Cornerstone of Brazilian film

    Rio Carnaval when it was still a festival in the streets for and by the neighborhoods. A Greek myth translated into love in the favela. Great music by Carlos Antonio Jobim. Colorful and kinetic and vibrant.

    The DVD does the film justice, crisp and clear. Rio 1959 frozen in time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A visual and audio feast!!!

    The first time I saw this movie I was five years old. I was moved by the music and intrigued by the struggle of the young Eurydice. I was too young to understand the love between Orpheo and Eurydice but I knew that their was something magical about her. She is still one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in film. As a grown women I have come to love these characters. And even though I've seen it over a dozen times I always find something new to learn and I am always hopeful at the end that Orpheus will save Eurydice from Death.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best horror movie ever made

    This movie is really scary. It's so good. The guy dressed up as death is the scariest character in film because of the total mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Impacted with brazilian music

    I was 13or 14 years old when I saw this film Due to carnival and all settings of the film, but mainly due to the songs by Luis Bonfa - and I understand the music and lyrics together with Antonio Carlos Jobim - I became in love with Brasil, and with its music; later, I started to love bossa nova, and life drove me to love a brazilian wife and a 6 yrs old new son

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