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ARTIST
TITLE
Orfeu Negro
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOC 117LP DOC 117LP
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RELEASE DATE
6/23/2015

Winner of the 1959 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) was based on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, but updated and played against the colorful background of the Carnival of Brazil, featuring an all-black cast. French director Marcel Camus adapted the movie from Vinícius de Moraes's musical play "Orfeu da Conceição." More than just showcasing samba, Black Orpheus brought this music to life, making Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá international stars. From the very opening title scene to the climactic Carnival parade, music pervades practically every moment of the film. This movie and its soundtrack had a major role in leveraging bossa nova popularity outside of Brazil. This first pressing of this reissue is limited to 500 copies.