Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)
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KAMINSKI, Rosane. Urban Brazil in the 1960's movies: melancholic Curitiba in Lance Maior, by Sylvio Back (1968). Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.49, pp.88-111. ISSN 0103-2186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21862012000100007.
This article analyzes the images of Curitiba as a character of the movie picture Lance Maior, by Sylvio Back (1968). The aim is to think about the social contradictions that accompanied the urban modernization in this city in the 1960s, as evoked in the film. It analyzes parts of the film and compares the methods used by Person in São Paulo S/A (1965) and Back to represents the landscape of the modern city. Lance Maior is situated in the scenario of Brazilian cinema of the 1960s, among other films of the decade that represent urban dilemmas.
Keywords : Curitiba; the 1960s; cinema; Sylvio Back; urban modernization.