Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

I haven't seen Glauber Rocha's 1964 film Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (called Black God, White Devil in the U.S.), but I recently came across the original trailer on YouTube:

I didn't realize how important the Villa-Lobos score was to this film - it's clear from the trailer that Rocha has an ear for the effective use of orchestral music in telling a story.

Susan Schild highlights this in her review of the film at
The outstanding sound track alternates Bach with Villa-Lobos, whose Fifth Bachiana contributes to one of the film's most striking moments: the love scene of Corisco and Rosa, choreographed and rhythmical, an unexpected outpouring of guileless poetry against a desolate backdrop marked by poverty and violence.

No comments:

Post a Comment