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Studying City of God

Stephanie Muir


A leading example of a resurgent Latin American cinema — ‘la buena onda’ — in the early twenty-first century, City of God was a huge international popular and critical success. A combination of intoxicating, Hollywood-style genre film-making and hard-hitting, social-realist subject matter, it was hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes in 2002 and seen by over 3 million people in Brazil, including the Brazilian cabinet. This book considers: The historical and industrial context of City of God — a brief history of Latin American cinema is followed by a more detailed account of film-making in Brazil — ... More

Keywords: Latin American cinema, City of God, film-making, Brazil, film language, audience, narrative, authenticity, Cinema Novo, Brazilian cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781903663592
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781903663592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie Muir, author
Richmond upon Thames College

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