Macunaíma THE MOVIE

18 Jan

The film was made in 1969, whereas the novel was published in 1928. While not untrue to the novel, the film is also a product of and an intervention in its own times.

Some reviews, both academic and popular:

Film Fest Journal (2007)
Molotnick, J.R. Macunaíma: Revenge of the Jungle Freaks. In Jump Cut, no. 12/13, 1976, pp. 22-24.
New York Times (2004)
Report from the Lumière Reader (New Zealand)
Shock Cinema (1992)

Some clips:

Opening scene: Far away in the virgin forest, our hero is born fully grown. No subtitles.
Trailer for restored version: Shows snippets of a panoply of scenes. French subtitles.
Swimming pool scene: in S. Paulo with the giant Wenceslau Pietro Pietra. No subtitles, but almost doesn’t need them it is so funny.

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Posted by on January 18, 2008 in English, Film, Macunaíma


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