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Music According to Tom Jobim

(A música segundo Tom Jobim)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

A tribute from one giant of Brazilian culture to another.

Richard Peña, New York Film Festival

One of Brazil’s most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado” seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (“I haven’t sung this quietly since I had laryngitis,” quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos and codirector Dora Jobim (Tom’s granddaughter) offer a catchy musical memorial to the master of bossa nova with this seamless blend of older archival performances (featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Sinatra, et al.) and more contemporary interpretations.

 
 
Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos
  • Miúcha Buarque de Holanda
Language
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • English
  • Song lyrics not subtitled
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • DCP
  • 88 mins
Source
  • Regina Filmes