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“Black Orpheus” (1959)

I watch a lot of old movies – though not nearly enough new ones – mostly by sifting through the listings on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) or American Movie Classics (AMC) and letting TiVo record them for me to watch later. I just finished watching “Black Orpheus,” a 1959 film that spun the ancient myth of Orpheus and Euridice into the setting of Brazil’s Carnival festival with ethnically African characters. In this version of the story, Orfeu is a desperately poor cable car employee who works under the watchful eye of… Read more “Black Orpheus” (1959)