Location/Culture Reports


Movies that have been filmed in Brazil include Anaconda, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Blame it On Rio, City of God, Miami Vice, Moonraker and Wild Orchid.

Books written about Brazil include The World is Burning, Alex Shoumatoff; Dom Casmurro and The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Machado de Assis; Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, Mark Plotkin; Brazilian Adventure, Peter Fleming; Little Star of Bela Lua, A Novella and Stories, Luana Monteiro; Dora Flor and Her Two Husbands and The War of the Saints, Jorge Amado; Jubiaba, Jorge Amado; The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, Joao Guimaraes Rosa; and Os Sertoes (Rebellion in the Backlands), Euclides da Cunha.

Famous Brazilian artists include the architect Oscar Niemeyer, playwrights Dias Gomes and Nelson Rodrigues, the painter Candido Portinari and composers Milton Nascimento, Heitor Villa-Lobos; Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto and Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Many Brazilian filmmakers have won critical acclaim including Carlos Diegues, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, and Glauber Rocha.