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Do they clean the streets in Rio De Janeiro? Well, of course they do.
When this carnival is over.
And if you watch this movie you will see that they do it very near the
end of the last reel, as in the morning when the truck comes round
spraying water, just one of a thousand little details that director
Marcel Camus got right, and one of the most insignificant. But it is
from a multiplicity of detail that an edifice of cinematic genius is
The true brilliance of Black Orpheus lies in the people who live on the
side of the cliffs overlooking the harbor at Rio. It is their energy
that prevails. Then there is the color, the costumes, the pounding
rhythms, the spectacular vitality of life that is depicted as a
carnival of dance and song in which we are driven along as on a wave.
And yet there is the constant reality of death. And it strikes in way
we cannot comprehend, fatalistically, and we are helpless to do
anything about it. And then Orpheus sings, a new Orpheus perhaps, and
the sun rises again, and a little girl in white, looking like Eurydice
in miniature, begins to dance as the little boy Orpheus plays his
guitar, telling us that time has come round again.
Well, that's the plot as adapted by screen writer Jacques Voit from the
play by Vinicius d Moraes as divined from the Greek mythology.
Supporting this arresting conception is the music by Antonio Carlos
Jobim and Luis Bonfa. I recall the former as the composer of bossanova
who gave us "The Girl from Ipanema" and made the samba international.
Starring in the title role as the streetcar conductor who is loved by
all is Beno Melo, who might be seen as the natural man and native of
paradise. The very pretty Marpessa Dawn plays Eurydice, an innocent
from the country who falls in love with Orpheus and his song. Lourdes
de Oliveira plays his intended, Mira who is hot blooded, vital and
beautifully ordinary. But the actress I recall most vividly from the
time I first saw this in the sixties was Léa Garcia who played
Serafina. Her exuberance and comedic flair struck me as something
completely different from anybody I had ever seen before. And then
there are the boys who follow Orpheus around and emulate his every
move. With their torn shirts and unflagging optimism, they represent
the new day that will dawn.
If you haven't seen this classic of world cinema, you are in for a
singular experience. There is nothing else like it that I know of. And
it is as fresh today as when it was made almost half a century ago.
(Note: Over 500 of my movie reviews are now available in my book "Cut
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