Archive for the Brasil Cinematography Category

Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura FILM 1967

Posted in Brasil Cinematography, Brasil music, Roberto Carlos on December 10, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Film Cover (VHS)

LP Cover (Spanish)

Roberto Carlos Braga;  born April 19, 1941 in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil), is a Grammy Award-winning.  Brazilian singer and composer, who has achieved a great deal of success and recognition in his 50 year career, also known as King of Latin Music.

Most of his songs are written in partnership with his friends Manuel Morais singer and songwriter Erasmo Carlos. Roberto Carlos has sold over 120 million albums around the world. He is considered one of the most influential artists in Brazil during the 1960s, being cited as a source of inspiration by many artists and bands up to the 1980s.

Concert on Root Top for Film

Video Clip of the Film w Roberto Carlos

Extracted from the film “Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura,” 1968, director Roberto Farias scripted by Paulo Mendes Campos.
The plot is packed with songs from the duo Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos forming part of the album Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura.

ANTONIO DAS MORTES – Glauber Rocha 1969

Posted in Brasil, Brasil Cinematography, Film International on September 11, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Directed & Written by Glauber Rocha

released on June 14th 1969

winner for “Best Director at Cannes film fest France 1969”

Antonio das Mortes is a mysterious hitman and wanderer and the Brazilian sertao (desert or arid lands). He is an excellent marksman and carries with him a rifle and a machete, which he uses on occasion in duels. He is widely referred to as “matador” and “cangaceiro killer” (cangaceiros being rural bandits or pirate lords of the desert).

Physically, he is a bearded, rugged man. He is of a silent, contemplative demeanor. He wears a long brown coat and a withered hat which completely shades his eyes, and ties a red handkerchief around his neck, which he uses as part of any ritual duel.

His motives and thoughts remain unclear throughout his appearances. Whereas a secondary character in the first film, he grows into a full-fledged protagonist by the second.

ANTONIO DAS MONTES is the start of a Cultural Film Trilogy

Antonio Das Mortes part I

Deus e o  Diabo na terra do Sol part II (link)

O Dragão da Maldade Contra o Santo Guerreiro part III

full picture in 10 parts

link to deus e o diabo na terra do sol (blog link)

“DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL” Film by Glauber Rocha, 1964, music by Sergio Ricardo

Posted in Brasil Cinematography, movie (cultural) international on March 16, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol, translit. God and the Devil in the Land of Sun) is a 1964 Brazilian film directed and written by Glauber Rocha. Considered Rocha’s masterpiece, the movie stars Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle, Yoná Magalhães, and Geraldo Del Rey. It belongs to the Cinema Novo movement, addressing the socio-political problems of 1960s Brazil. The film is being released on DVD in North America for the first time by Koch-Lorber Films.

The film starts in the 1940s, during another drought in the sertão, when ranch hand Manuel (Geraldo Del Rey) is fed up with his situation. His boss tries to cheat him of his earnings and Manuel kills him, fleeing with his wife, Rosa (Yoná Magalhães). Now an outlaw, Manuel joins up with a self-proclaimed saint who condones violence and preaches disturbing doctrines. It is now Rosa who turns to killing and the two are on the move once again. And so it goes, the two running from one allegiance to another, following the words of others as they attempt to find a place in their ruthless land. Blending mysticism, religion, and popular culture in this symbolic and realistic drama, Rocha insists that rather than follow the external and obscure dogmas of culture and religion, man must determine his path by his own voice.

Glauber Rocha was 25 years old when he wrote and began to direct the film.
In the scene where we see Manuel (Geraldo Del Rey) carrying a huge stone over his head while climbing Monte Santo on his knees, Del Rey insisted on carrying a real stone that weighted over 20 kilos – something that worried Rocha. After the shooting, Del Rey had to take 2 days off, due to fatigue.
During the dubbing of the sound, Othon Bastos performed three voices. Besides dubbing himself as Corisco, he performed the voice for Lampião (whom Corisco had “incorporated”) and also dubbed Sebastião, the black God, even though Lídio Silva played the character on screen.


The film was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, but failed to win.  It has influenced major filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Sergio Leone (Henry Fonda’s duster in Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West was inspired by the long coat worn by the character Antônio das Mortes in Rocha’s film).


Directed by Glauber Rocha

Produced by Luiz Augusto Mendes & Luiz Paulino Dos Santos

Written by Glauber Rocha, Walter Lima Jr. &Paulo Gil Soares


Geraldo Del Rey
Yoná Magalhães
Othon Bastos

Music by Sérgio Ricardo & Heitor Villa-Lobos

Cinematography Waldemar Lima

Editing by Rafael Justo Valverde

Distributed by Koch-Lorber Films (North America)

Release date(s) July 10, 1964 (Brazil) September 25, 1971 (U.S.)

Running time 120 min. Country Brazil Language Portuguese