Jazz on Portuguese film Belarmino (1964) and Alice (2005) – Two milestones

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Title: Jazz on Portuguese film Belarmino (1964) and Alice (2005) – Two milestones
Other Titles: El jazz en el cine portugués: Belarmino (1964) y Alice (2005), dos hitos
Authors: Cravinho, Pedro | Dias, José
Keywords: Portuguese film | Jazz | Belarmino | Alice
Knowledge Area: Cine
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universitat d'Alacant. Vicerectorat de Cultura, Esports i Política Lingüística
Citation: Quaderns de Cine. 2014, 9: 43-50
Abstract: In a wide perspective over the history of Portuguese film, both Belarmino and Alice play decisive roles. If the first is an inescapable reference for understanding what Portuguese Cinema Novo (New Cinema) was and what kind of artistic rupture was taking place in the 1960’s in Portugal, the second also marks a breakup from former Portuguese film-making and a rapprochement to broader film audiences. The fact that both films have jazz music as soundtracks comes not just as chance, but as a relevant circumstance. Both films and their music form a wealth of information about Portuguese society and its jazz community at two different times: in the sixties under Salazar’s dictatorial Estado Novo regime; and in the beginning of the 21st century as a full member of the European Union.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/41145 | http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/QdCINE.2014.9.05
ISSN: 1888-4571
DOI: 10.14198/QdCINE.2014.9.05
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Quaderns de Cine - 2014, Núm. 9. Cine y músicas populares urbanas

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