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Tropicália!: Film & Video

A guide to the Brazilian cultural movement known as Tropicália and its legacy. Resources covering the music itself, linkages to other art forms, and scholarship on the movement are all included.

Tropicália, o filme

“Tropicália, the movie” (2012)

The most recent documentary to cover the movement, directed by Marcelo Machado.

Macunaíma (1969)

Terra em transe (1967)

Live Performances

Caetano Veloso em Prenda minha / Veloso, Caetano
Avery Fisher Center (DVD 8323)

Caetano Veloso : noites do norte ao vivo / Veloso, Caetano
Avery Fisher Center (DVD 6975)

Caetano Veloso : un caballero de fina estampa / Veloso, Caetano
Avery Fisher Center (DVD 8359)

Gilberto Gil live in São Paulo / Gil, Gilberto
Avery Fisher Center (DVD 11979)

Outros barbaros / Veloso, Caetano
Avery Fisher Center (DVD 11106)  

Brazilian Cinema

Tropicália was linked to Brazilian film genres such as Cinema novo and Cinema marginal. Filmmaker Glauber Rocha, the central figure of Cinema novo, was heavily influential on Caetano Veloso in his formation of Tropicália. The film "Macunaíma" is widely considered an example of Tropicália in cinema.

Films at NYU

Macunaíma [videorecording] / Andrade, Joaquim Pedro de

  • Avery Fisher Center (DVD 16636 P)

Terra em transe [videorecording] / Rocha, Glauber

  • Avery Fisher Center (DVD 8493)

Context

Alegorias do subdesenvolvimento : cinema novo, tropicalismo, cinema marginal / Xavier, Ismail

  • Bobst (PN1993.5.B6 X385 1993)

Cinema marginal, 1968-1973 : a representação em seu limite / Ramos, Fernão

  • Bobst (PN1995.9.E96 R36 1987)

Cinema novo x 5 : masters of contemporary Brazilian film / Johnson, Randal

  • Bobst (PN1993.5.B6 J62 1984)

Revisão do cinema nôvo / Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

  • Bobst (PN1993.5.B6 R48 2007) 


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