Two weeks ago, I was studying Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo opera in my Antiquity to Baroque music history class and by coincidence the singer Imany released her song, “You Will Never Know,” whose video is a take on the 1959 Brazilian film, Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus). For those who do not know, Orpheus was the Greek story about a half-god and musician who goes to underworld to rescue his wife who died after she was bit by snake.
7 thoughts on “Orfeu Negro”
….wow, this is one of my favorite movies of all time…I LOVE THIS FILM. Oh, and hey sista, long time, your blog looks great. Hey, I have a movie for you…….
peep this: PUMZI, an African Science Fiction film….wow
If you would like the download link to the film, just shoot me an email……
Hey, what’s up. Yeah, I’ve wanted to see that film so I could review it. I was suppose to go see it yesterday at a college near my school, but I was too tired. Definitely send that link my way. Talk to you later.
There is one more movie you might enjoy, it’s a quiet movie about a Black “would be” couple who after a one stand night seek to understand one another. I really loved this movie….very unique…
Medicine for Melancholy:
One more thing, I have a YouTube site with some videos I uploaded you might enjoy: everything from Haruki Murakami/Takashi Murakami/Nneka/Sun Ra to 2pac/Frida Kahlo/Aya Takano/James Baldwin…….so I have many different interests….
Thanks for the links. I heard Medicine for Melancholy was a great movie, but I haven’t seen it entirely, only clips of it. And nice youtube page, there’s a lot videos that catch my interest. I will definitely check it out more during my winter break.
you’re welcome …sista, no prob