Cinema for Portuguese Conversation
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Cinema for Portuguese Conversation is a textbook for intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese that uses film as the basis for teaching vocabulary, strengthening oral and written skills, and presenting Lusophone culture. The book is divided into five sections reflecting major themes in Brazilian, Portuguese, and Lusophone African cinema: the serto (backlands), urban violence, political transitions, women, and the mythological legend of Orpheus. The movies come from different cinematic periods from 1959 until 2003, and can be found easily on the Internet, in libraries, or in rental stores.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English, Portuguese
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1585103462
  • 9781585103461
  • 1,057,164

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Cinema for Portuguese Conversation is a textbook for intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese that uses film as the basis for teaching vocabulary, strengthening oral and written skills, and presenting Lusophone culture. The book is divided into five sections reflecting major themes in Brazilian, Portuguese, and Lusophone African cinema: the sertao (backlands), urban violence, political transitions, women, and the mythological legend of Orpheus. The movies come from different cinematic periods from 1959 until 2003, and can be found easily on the Internet, in libraries, or in rental stores.show more

About Bonnie Wasserman

Bonnie S. Wasserman, PhD is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona and teaches courses on the African Diaspora in Brazil. She is a two time Fulbright Scholar and conducted research in Portugal and Barbados. Dr. Wasserman has numerous publications including two books, "Metaphors of Oppression in Lusophone Historical Drama" and "Cinema for Portuguese Conversation." Currently she is working on a second edition of "Cinema for Portuguese Conversation" as well as a book on cultural transformations in Brazil.show more

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