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Jungle Video

Aguirre, the Wrath of God – note: we own this film and it is worth pairing with Heart of Darkness.
Apocalypse Now – re-sets Heart of Darkness in Viet Nam.
Apocalypse Now opening scene
Couple in the Cage, The – note: we own this film and it is very much worth considering, especially in discussions of the modern desire for the primitive and condescending (but often “scientific” or “liberal”) constructions of it.
Heart of Darkness THE TV MOVIE – said not to be very good.
Kipling, The Jungle Book: Mowgli and the Snake (scene from the original Disney version)
Tarzan – the Broadway musical
Tarzan – the Disney version
The Gods Must Be Crazyclip 1clip 2 – and there are many more clips on YouTube; there are also lesson plans for children based on this film.

Theory and Criticism

Maligo, Pedro. Land of Metaphorical Desires. The Representation of Amazonia in Brazilian Literature. New York: Peter Lang, 1998. Includes a chapter on Modernism and M. de Andrade, but also literature of the rubber boom, among other interesting chapters, relevant not only to Brazilian literature.

Price, Sally. Primitive Art in Civilized Places. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989.
See also Richard and Sally Price’s website which is of special interest to people in art and anthropology, but also to anyone. You can download articles and learn about their other books.

Said’s Orientalism – summary of key ideas from Emory U
Said’s Orientalism – discussion from U of Michigan
Said discusses Orientalism on video – from the Media Education Foundation. The author explains his book, with good examples. See also part 2 [American Orientalism], part 3, and part 4 [Orientalism and the Palestinian Question].
Challenging Media video on Orientalism (very good)
Definition of Orientalism – National U of Singapore
Amardeep Singh’s introduction to Said – Lehigh U

Andrade, M. de, and Macunaíma THE MOVIE (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969)

Macunaíma plot summary (Portuguese – nonacademic site)
[Maligo, Pedro. Land of Metaphorical Desires. The Representation of Amazonia in Brazilian Literature. New York: Peter Lang, 1998. Includes a chapter on Modernism and M. de Andrade.]
Opening scene of movie
: 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.

Carpentier

Los pasos perdidos plot summary (Spanish – nonacademic site)

Rivera and Gallegos

Doris Sommer, “Populism’s Revised Romance: La vorágine and Doña Bárbara,” in her Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (English)

 

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