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Iberian and Latin American Studies: The Brazilian Road Movie - Journeys of (Self) Discovery
ISBN: 9780708325988 (070832598X)Publication Date May 2013
Publisher: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Cardiff
Edited by Sara Brandellero Format: Hardback, 216x138 mm, 288 pages Language: English Non-Stock Item - Ordered on request List Price: £90.00 
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The innovative collection of essays by a distinguished group of scholars brought together in The Brazilian Road Movie - Journeys of (Self) Discovery represents the first book-length publication on Brazil's encounters with and reworkings of one of cinema's most enduringly popular genres.

Casgliad blaengar o draethodau gan grŵp o ysgolheigion enwog yn cynnig astudiaeth o ddatblygiad cynhyrchu ffilmiau yn Brasil, gan ganolbwyntio ar 'genre' poblogaidd ffilmiau 'ar y ffordd', a'r modd yr addaswyd y ffurf hon o gelfyddyd yng nghyd-destun y wlad ei hun.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Sara Brandellero
Part I: On the Road
Chapter 1: Silvino Santos and the Mobile View: Documentary Geographies of Modern Brazil
Luciana Martins
Chapter 2: Paths of the Brazilian Road Movies in the 1950s
Samuel Paiva ¬
Chapter 3: Bye Bye Brasil and the Quest for the Nation
Sara Brandellero
Chapter 4: Framing Landscapes: the Return Journey in Suely in the Sky
Mariana A. C. da Cunha
Chapter 5: Road to Riches: Migration and Social Mobility in 2 Filhos de Francisco
Tatiana Signorelli Heise
Chapter 6: God is Brazilian: a Re-Examination of Cinema Novo and Self
Adriana Rouanet
Part II: The Voyage Out
Chapter 7: Leaving Home in Three Films by Walter Salles
Darlene J. Sadlier
Chapter 8: Back to the Margins in Search of the Core: Foreign Land’s Geography of Exclusion
Lścia Nagib
Chapter 9: Sertćo as Post-National Landscape: Cinema, aspirinas e urubus
Stephanie Dennison
Chapter 10: Women on the Road: Sexual Tourism & Beyond
Joćo Luiz Vieira
Author Biography:
Sara Brandellero is Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at Leiden University (The Netherlands). Her publications include the book On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of Joćo Cabral de Melo Neto (Oxford University Press, 2011).
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The Brazilian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self)Discovery explores some of the key trends and films in the development of the road movie in Brazil. Through a collection of essays by distinguished scholars, and covering a broad range of case studies, this text spans Brazilian film production from the silent era to the present day. This text examines issues such as the reworking of the genre in a Brazilian context, the relationship between documentary and fiction, between history, politics and cinema, gender and race, the wilderness and the urban space, the national and the transnational. The essays consider among other things how the experience of the journey helped develop and was instrumental in defining identities on screen. Adopting a variety of approaches, the volume considers the significance of the iconography of the road, the experience of movement and of life on the move for the representation of Brazil on screen.
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