Brazil: movies and stereotypes?

I'm writing a paper about the depiction of Brazilians in movies produced in Brazil and abroad...

What stereotypes are associated with Brazil? (As an American, what do you think of when you think of Brazil? If you're Brazilian, what stereotypes have you encountered?)

How are Brazilians depicted in American movies (amorous, Brazil is a get-away spot, Carmen Miranda films)?

How are Brazilians depicted in Brazilian movies (violent, sad movies)?

Sources would be great of course!

Anyway I have it mostly finished, I just want to see if there's anything important I left out, so anything would help!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My husband lived in Brazil for 2 years so all my perceptions are based in his stories.

    It's diverse, white, black, brown people.

    Their is lots of fruit

    They have street peddlers selling hot bread in the morning,

    The buses are well used and if you can fit around the turn style you don't have to pay

    When it rains the streets turn into sewage streams

    There are ghettos with Dish TV with hi-jacked power, but its so dangerous even cops don't go there

    They once "solved" the overpopulation of homeless kids by shooting them

    There are beatles the size of birds

    Gheckos kept in the house will eat the mosquitos

    Huge roaches

    Great soda, Guarana, its a green can with red berries

    Pao de Queijo (cheese bread)

    R at the beginning of a word is pronounced H

    Uh, thats all for now Not sure if this is what you were looking for.

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