Bye Bye Brazil
Bye Bye Brazil is a 1979 Brazilian-French-Argentine film, directed by Carlos Diegues. Locations for the film include Belém and Altamira in the state of Pará, Maceió, the capital of Alagoas state, the national capital Brasília; the "Caravana Rolidei" is a traveling show made up of a magician, Lorde Cigano, the exotic dancer Salomé, the mute strongman Swallow, who drives their van into a small town along the Rio São Francisco. They perform in the town. Afterwards a local accordion player, Ciço, begs Lorde Cigano to let him join them, Lorde Cigano does, they go to Maceió to see the ocean, fail to find any business. The caravan leaves town, bringing with them Ciço and his pregnant wife Dasdô, they arrive at the next town only to find everyone watching the new invention, television, in a public area. After attempting and failing to convince the audience to stop watching, Lorde Cigano pretends to use magic to blow up the TV; the townspeople force them to leave. At a gas station, Swallow arm wrestles a truck driver for money as part of a bet.
After losing multiple times, the truck driver tells Lorde Cigano that he has come from Altamira, which he describes as a new El Dorado, a place of riches where no one can spend their money. Driving into a small town, they learn from another traveling performer who screens films that the town has not received rain in over two years; the traveling performer tells the group that the community has no money, that they pay to watch his films with food and other odd possessions. As the sun sets, Ciço enters Salomé's tent with lust in his eyes. Salomé proceeds to put on the two make love. Dasdô is aware of the whole encounter, while she is not pleased with Ciço, she doesn't seem upset either. Lorde Cigano decides to take the group to Altamira. On the drive, Dasdô gives birth; as the group navigates through dense jungle with a long, straight dirt road, the camera focuses on a dead armadillo on the side of the roadway. The armadillo, in combination with dying trees in the backdrop, give the viewer a sense that the jungle is dying due to the white man's presence.
The Caravana Rolidei finds a group of Indians. They can not make a living in the jungle anymore because of the white men bringing death. Lorde Cigano agrees to take them for a price. Upon arriving at Altamira, they find that the city is highly developed and is not rural like they believed. Attempting to earn money, Lorde Cigano has Swallow wrestle another strongman, betting the troupe's truck. Losing the bet and their mode of transportation, Lorde Cigano asks Salomé to temporarily go to work as a prostitute, to get them out of this jam; that night, Swallow leaves the group, Lorde Cigano has sex with Dasdô. The next morning, Salomé comes back with money from working as a prostitute. Lorde Cigano splits the money, tells Ciço to leave with his wife. Ciço refuses to leave. Ciço volunteers Dasdô to work in the whorehouse without so much as asking her, Lorde Cigano tells him he will have to tell his wife. Upon arriving in the next town and ending up at a bar, a man tries to go out with Dasdô. Ciço stops him, pushes him away.
Salomé ends up going and having sex with the man, Ciço states that he will take the bus to Brasília with Dasdô. The next morning however, he is outside Salomé's hotel room, he states that he won't go to Brasília, confesses his eternal love for Salomé. Lorde Cigano, however loses his patience with Ciço, punches him multiple times, knocking him out, wheels him out and onto the bus. Ciço and Dasdô end up taking the bus down to a small home in Brasília; some time we see Ciço and Dasdô performing onstage in a small club with a band. Ciço hears the sound of a loudspeaker, goes outside to see a much more modern truck with neon lights, the new "Caravana Rolidey", driven by Salomé with Lorde Cigano in the passenger seat. Lorde Cigano asks Ciço and Dasdô to rejoin them, tells him that they are going inland to bring civilization, telling them that the innermost area has never seen anything like them. Ciço declines and Lorde Cigano returns to the van, he and Salomé drive off along a highway; the movie has a thematic richness, not obvious to the non-Brazilian viewer.
The region depicted is northeastern Brazil, a poor region, to Brazil something like a combination of the dry midwest and the folkloric South of the United States. It is a region, they are in the sertão, a word for which there is no exact translation in any language, but "the backlands", far from a city. Country music in Brazil is sertão music, "música sertaneja”; the navigable São Francisco River, at the movie's opening, is Brazil's largest river outside the Amazon watershed, the longest river in Brazil. It is culturally in Brazil something like the Mississippi is in the U. S. Another major river, the Xingu appears. There are a number of shots of rivers, a ferry - the boats and ferry old, not pretty, utilitarian; this is the past — river transportation. Modern transportation is via highways. A major theme is the expansion of modern civilization, from the northeast into the west, into the adjacent Amazon jungle. We see a bulldozer, television antennae are discussed — into the jungle, building highways, destroying native cultures.
Lima Duarte is a Brazilian actor. His stage name was given by his mother, a devout of Allan Kardec's Spiritism and Lima Duarte was the last birthname given to her spiritual mentor, he became most famous for the number of characters that he played in Brazilian soap operas, such as Zeca Diabo in O Bem Amado and Sinhozinho Malta in Roque Santeiro. He first appeared on Brazilian television in 1950, he worked as a voice actor in 1960s, being the voice of Top Cat, Wally Gator and Dum-Dum. He has worked with well-known Brazilian and Portuguese directors, such as Fábio Barreto, Paulo Rocha and Manoel de Oliveira. Soap Operas2017 - O Outro Lado do Paraíso.... Josafá Tavares 2015 - I Love Paraisópolis.... Dom Pepino 2010 - Araguaia.... Max Martinez 2009 - India – A Love Story.... Shankar 2007 - Desejo Proibido.... Mayor Viriato "Condor" Palhares 2007 - Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes.... Bento 2005 - Belíssima.... Murat Güney 2004 - O Pequeno Alquimista.... Filolal 2004 - Senhora do Destino.... Senator Vitório Vianna 2004 - Da Cor do Pecado....
Alfonso Lambertini 2002 - Sabor da Paixão.... Miguel Maria Coelho 2002 - O Quinto dos Infernos.... Conde dos Arcos 2001 - Porto dos Milagres.... Senator Vitório Vianna 2000 - Uga-Uga.... Nikos Karabastos 1999 - O Auto da Compadecida.... Bishop 1998 - River of Gold 1998 - Pecado Capital.... Tonho Alicate 1998 - Corpo Dourado.... Zé Paulo 1997 - A Indomada.... Murilo Pontes 1996 - O Fim do Mundo.... Coronel Ildásio Junqueira 1995 - A Próxima Vítima.... Zé Bolacha 1993 - Fera Ferida.... Major Emiliano Cerqueira Bentes 1993 - Agosto.... Turco Velho 1993 - O Mapa da Mina.... Delegado 1992 - Pedra sobre Pedra.... Murilo Pontes 1990 - Meu Bem, Meu Mal.... Dom Lázaro Venturini 1990 - Rainha da Sucata.... Onofre Pereira 1989 - O Salvador da Pátria.... Sassá Mutema 1985 - Roque Santeiro.... Sinhozinho Malta 1985 - O Tempo e o Vento.... Major Rafael Pinto Bandeira 1984 - Partido Alto.... Cocada 1982 - Paraíso.... João das Mortes 1980-1984 - O Bem-amado.... Zeca Diabo 1979 - Marron Glacê.... Oscar 1979 - Pai Herói.... Malta Cajarana 1977 - Espelho Mágico....
Carijó 1975 - Pecado Capital.... Salviano Lisboa 1974 - O Rebu.... Boneco 1973 - Os Ossos do Barão.... Egisto Ghirotto 1973 - O Bem-Amado.... Zeca Diabo 1971 - A Fábrica.... Pepê 1961 - Top Cat.... Top Cat / Spook 1961 - Sua Vida Me PertenceFilms2013 - A Busca 2012 - Colegas 2012 - E a Vida Continua... 2011 - Assalto ao Banco Central 2011 - Família Vende Tudo 2005 - 2 Filhos de Francisco 2003 - O Preço da Paz 2000 - Palavra e Utopia 2000 - O Auto da Compadecida 2000 - Me You Them 1998 - Rio de Ouro 1997 - Boleiros - Era uma Vez o Futebol 1997 - A Ostra e o Vento 1988 - Corpo em Delito 1987 - Lua Cheia 1983 - Sargento Getúlio 1979 - Kilas, o Mau da Fita 1979 - O Menino Arco-Íris 1977 - O Crime do Zé Bigorna 1977 - Os Sete Gatinhos 1976 - O Jogo da Vida 1976 - Contos Eróticos 1976 - A Queda 1974 - Guerra Conjugal 1968 - Trilogia do Terror 1963 - Rei Pelé 1958 - Chão Bruto 1957 - O Grande Momento 1957 - Paixão de Gaúcho 1955 - O Sobrado 1949 - Quase no Céu Lima Duarte on IMDb
Fernando Arrabal Terán is a Spanish playwright, film director and poet. He was born in Melilla and settled in France in 1955. Regarding his nationality, Arrabal describes himself as "desterrado", or "half-expatriate, half-exiled". Arrabal has published over 100 plays, his complete plays have been published, in multiple languages, in a two-volume edition totaling over two thousand pages. The New York Times' theatre critic Mel Gussow has called Arrabal the last survivor among the "three avatars of modernism". In 1962, Arrabal co-founded the Panic Movement with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor, inspired by the god Pan, he was elected Transcendent Satrap of the Collège de Pataphysique in 1990. Forty other Transcendent Satraps have been elected over the past half-century, including Marcel Duchamp, Eugène Ionesco, Man Ray, Boris Vian, Dario Fo, Umberto Eco, Jean Baudrillard. Arrabal spent three years as a member of André Breton's surrealist group and was a friend of Andy Warhol and Tristan Tzara.
Writer and critic Javier Villan wrote of Arrabal:Arrabal's theatre is a wild, brutal and joyously provocative world. It is a dramatic carnival in which the carcass of our'advanced' civilizations is barbecued over the spits of a permanent revolution, he is the artistic heir of Jarry's humor. Yet he is doubtless the only writer to have pushed derision as far. Political and merrily playful, both revolutionary and bohemian, his work is the syndrome of our century of barbed wire and Gulags, a manner of finding a reprieve. Arrabal was born to painter Fernando Arrabal Ruiz. On July 17, 1936, when insurrections within the military were staged against the constitutional government of the Second Spanish Republic, launching the Spanish Civil War, Arrabal's father remained faithful to the Republic and was sentenced to death for mutiny, his sentence was commuted to 30 years’ imprisonment. He was transferred between prisons, from Santi Espiritu in Melilla to Monte Hacho in Ceuta, where he attempted suicide, as well as Ciudad Rodrigo and Burgos.
On December 4, 1941, he was sent to the Burgos Hospital due to apparent mental disorder. Research has found that he feigned mental order in order to be transferred to a lower security prison. On December 29, 1941, he escaped from the hospital in his pajamas, despite three feet of snow covering the countryside. Despite extensive research, he was never seen again. About his father, Arrabal has written: “Without trying to compare what is incomparable, when I confront these twilight episodes, I think of that scapegoat, my father; the day on which the Uncivil War began, he was locked up by his'compassionate companions' in the flag room of the Melilla military barracks. He was meant to think since he risked a death sentence for mutiny if he did not join them in their insurrection. After an hour, Lieutenant Fernando Arrabal summoned his ex-comrades – already! – to inform them that he had pondered long enough. Today, because of this precedent, must I serve as witness, example, or symbol, as he did, of the most fundamental occurrences?
I, who am a mere exile. If I am taken away from my beloved numerics, everything around me leads to over-the-counter confusion and disorder. I have no wish to be a scapegoat like my father, I only ask to die while still living, whenever Pan so wishes.” In 1936, Arrabal’s mother returned to Ciudad Rodrigo with her young son and found a job at Burgos, then-capitol of the Nationalists and headquarters of General Franco's government. Fernando was enrolled in a local Catholic school from 1937 until 1940, when the Civil War ended and he moved with his mother to Madrid. Arrabal was awarded the national prize for gifted children in 1941, he continued his studies at Las Escuelas Pías de San Antón, a church school whose alumni have included Victor Hugo and Jacinto Benavente y Martínez. Arrabal studied at another distinguished Madrid school, Colegio Padres Escolapios De Getafe, he was eager to experience life. In 1947, when his mother ordered him to attend preparatory classes for entrance to the Academia General Militar, Arrabal protested by playing hooky.
She subsequently sent him to Tolosa, where he studied business at the Escuela Teórico-Práctica de la Industria y el Comercio del Papel, in 1949. By 1950, he had begun writing several plays. In 1951, Arrabal began working in the paper industry at La Papelera Española, he moved to Valencia and passed his bachillerato, the first non-compulsory educational option in Spain for admission to university. He moved to Madrid and began Legal Studies. During these years, he frequented the cultural institution Ateneo de Madrid and heard poets from the Postismo school, he was finishing his early play Picnic titled The Soldiers, writing El triciclo, at first titled Men with a Tricycle. In 1954, Arrabal hitchhiked to Paris to attend a performance of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children given by the touring Berliner Ensemble; that year, in Madrid, he met Luce Moreau, who became his wife. In 1955, he was awarded a three-month scholarship to study in Paris, during which time he lived at the Colegio de España at the Cité Universitaire.
While in Paris he suffered a serious relapse of tuberculosis. He considered this disease to be a "lucky mishap" that allowed him to move permanently to his
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films, between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables, his film career includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The Man Who Would Be King, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Finding Forrester, Murder on the Orient Express and The Rock. Connery has been polled in The Sunday Herald as "The Greatest Living Scot" and in a EuroMillions survey as "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure", he was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.
Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Scotland on 25 August 1930. His mother, Euphemia McBain "Effie", was a cleaning woman, his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and lorry driver, his paternal grandfather's parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid-19th century. The remainder of his family was of Scottish descent, his maternal great-grandparents were native Scottish Gaelic speakers from Fife, Uig on Skye, his father was a Roman Catholic, his mother was a Protestant. He has Neil. Connery has said that he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present, he was referred to in his youth as "Tommy". Although he was small in primary school, he grew around the age of 12, reaching his full adult height of 6 ft 2 in at 18, he was known during his teen years as "Big Tam", has stated that he lost his virginity to an adult woman in an ATS uniform at the age of 14.
Connery's first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. In 2009, Connery recalled a conversation in a taxi: When I took a taxi during a recent Edinburgh Film Festival, the driver was amazed that I could put a name to every street we passed. "How come?" he asked. "As a boy I used to deliver milk round here," I said. "So what do you do now?" That was rather harder to answer. Connery joined the Royal Navy, during which time he acquired two tattoos, of which his official website says "unlike many tattoos, his were not frivolous—his tattoos reflect two of his lifelong commitments: his family and Scotland.... One tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads'Mum and Dad,' and the other is self-explanatory,'Scotland Forever.'"Connery was discharged from the navy on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer, a condition that affected most of the males in previous generations of his family. Afterwards, he returned to the co-op worked as, among other things, a lorry driver, a lifeguard at Portobello swimming baths, a labourer, an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, after a suggestion by former Mr. Scotland, Archie Brennan, a coffin polisher.
The modelling earned him 15 shillings an hour. Artist Richard Demarco, at the time a student who painted several early pictures of Connery, described him as "very straight shy, too beautiful for words, a virtual Adonis". Connery began bodybuilding at the age of 18, from 1951 trained with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the British army. While his official website claims he was third in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest, most sources place him in the 1953 competition, either third in the Junior class or failing to place in the Tall Man classification. Connery stated that he was soon deterred from bodybuilding when he found that the Americans beat him in competitions because of sheer muscle size and, unlike Connery, refused to participate in athletic activity which could make them lose muscle mass. Connery was a keen footballer, he was offered a trial with East Fife. While on tour with South Pacific, Connery played in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting.
According to reports, Busby was impressed with his physical prowess and offered Connery a contract worth £25 a week after the game. Connery admits that he was tempted to accept, but he recalls, "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, I was 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves." Looking to pick up some extra money, Connery helped out backstage at the King's Theatre in late 1951. He became interested in the proceedings, a career was launched. During a bodybuilding competition held in London in 1953, one of the competitors mentioned that auditions were being held for a production of South Pacific, Connery landed a small part as one of the Seabees chorus boys. By the time the production reached Edinburgh, he had been given the part of Marine Cpl Hamilton Steeves and was understudying two of the juvenile leads, his salary was raised from £12 to £14–10s a week; the production returned the following year out of popular demand, Connery was promoted to the featured role of Lieutenant Buzz Adams, which Larry Hagman had
Casa da Mãe Joana
Casa da Mãe Joana is a 2008 Brazilian comedy film directed by Hugo Carvana. The film was released in Brazil on September 19, 2008, its sequel, Casa da Mãe Joana 2, was released on September 6, 2013. José Wilker as Juca Paulo Betti as PR Antônio Pedro Borges as Montanha Laura Cardoso as Herly Fernanda de Freitas as Tainacã Pedro Cardoso as Vavá Malu Mader as Laura Juliana Paes as Dolores Sol Agildo Ribeiro as Comendador/Lola Brandão Luís Carlos Miele as Camões Claudio Marzo as Leopoldo Arlete Salles as Cliente Beth Goulart as Cliente Cláudia Borioni as Madame Maria Gladys as Bêbada no ateliê Lu Grimaldi as Cliente Roberto Maya as Oficial de Justiça Hugo Carvana as Salomão Casa da Mãe Joana on IMDb
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Xica is a 1976 Brazilian comedy film directed and written by Carlos Diegues, based on the novel by João Felício dos Santos, a romanticized retelling of the true story of Chica da Silva, an 18th-century African slave in Brazil, who attracts the attention of a powerful Portuguese land-owner and rises into the Brazilian high society. The movie stars Walmor Chagas and José Wilker, it was chosen as the Brazilian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but it failed to get a nomination. The film is based on the novel Memórias do Distrito de Diamantina, written by João Felicio dos Santos, it is a romanticized retelling of the true story of Chica da Silva, an 18th-century African slave in the state of Minas Gerais, who attracts the attention of João Fernandes de Oliveira, a Portuguese sent by Lisbon with the Crown's exclusive contract for mining diamonds, becomes his lover, rises into power and into the Brazilian high society of the time. Moreover, João lets the intendant and other authorities know that he can be bribed, gets onto their corruption scheme.
Lisbon hears of João's excesses and sends an inspector. José, a political radical, is another main character. Zezé Motta as Xica da Silva Walmor Chagas as João Fernandes Altair Lima as Intendent Elke Maravilha as Hortência Stepan Nercessian as José Rodolfo Arena as Sargeant José Wilker as The Count of Valadares Marcos Vinicius as Teodoro João Felicio dos Santos as pastor In 1996, the now defunct TV station Rede Manchete adapted the film plot to the telenovela format, directed by Walter Avancini, written by Walcyr Carrasco and starring Taís Araújo as the title character; this telenovela marked the first time. In 2005, SBT re-aired Xica da Silva. List of submissions to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Brazilian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Gordon, Richard. "Allegories of Resistance and Reception in Xica da Silva". Luso-Brazilian Review. 42: 44–60. JSTOR 3514051. Xica on IMDb Xica at AllMovie