6 Dec 2009, 22:59 by chanti72
30 Apr 2008, 02:38 by neologismaIt is said that the Bossa Nova is officially turning 50 years in 2008, since the historical release of the single "Chega de Saudade"/"Bim Bom" by João Gilberto, in 1958.
Another landmark in this story is the acclaimed movie "Orfeu Negro" (Black orpheus) of 1959, directed by Marcel Camus, starring Breno Mello and Marpessa Dawn, based in Vinícius de Moraes work, "Orfeu da Conceição". This is a modern version for the greek legend of Orpheu, having Rio de Janeiro's carnival as background.
With music by Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Luiz Bonfa e Antonio Maria, the soundtrack of this movie is deeply tuned with the arising Bossa Nova of that time, with songs such as "Manhã de Carnaval", "A Felicidade", "Samba De Orfeu" and Valsa de Euridice
For a taste of the soundtrack of probably the most important movie in Bossa Nova birth: