Sunday 4 November 2007


Terry Gilliam's 1985 dystopian black comedy Brazil and its second cousin once removed Blade Runner for many years defined the look of advertising and filmic futures. Even today Brazil still packs a wallop.

The late Michael Kamen provided the soundtrack and makes much use of Ary Barroso's 1939 hit Brazil, a translation of "Aquarela do Brasil," as featured in Disney's short latin feature Saludos Amigos. Even Kate Bush gets to warble the tune. Featuring score and snippets of dialogue the soundtrack for Brazil has a decidely dreamlike quality that admirably matches the mood of its visual counterpart.

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