Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

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Cremildo
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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#176 Post by Cremildo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:13 am

Does any Portuguese forum member know if this great-looking boxset can be acquired from another website? The Portuguese Fnac doesn't deliver overseas. Unfortunately, after doing a Google search twice, I came to the conclusion that the box is a Fnac exclusive, but I hope I'm wrong.

Is it too much to dream with a Manoel de Oliveira Eclipse set? His most admired films are unavailable in the US, the UK and Brazil.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#177 Post by furbicide » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:58 pm

I don't know if anything's changed, but I'm based in Australia and managed to get the Ruiz 'Raridades' box set from the Portuguese FNAC website last year – all I needed to do was to write '000000000' in the NIF box (a Spanish/Portuguese thing that requires customers to enter a citizenship number).

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#178 Post by Cremildo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:58 am

Thanks, I'll try that.

Edit: it works. The site does ship overseas after all. But the box set is down to one unit.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#179 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri May 25, 2018 4:53 pm

A new book in French about Oliveira:
https://www.critikat.com/dvd-livres/liv ... -oliveira/

Scroll down to page bottom for live links to other writings about Oliveira on the Critikat site.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#180 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:27 am

There has been a festival of short films by MO in Portugal:
http://festival.curtas.pt/pesquisa/film/?id=2009210

On one page (http://festival.curtas.pt/pesquisa/film/?id=2009210) there is information about one of MO´s unfinished Sixties projects, an episode film called "O Palco dum Povo" ("The People´s Stage"), consisting of at least two shorts featuring the poet José Regio - "O Vitral e o Santa Morta" and "Romance da Vila do Conde", both shot in 1965.

I Google-translated the pertinent info:
"These films should be part of a larger, unfinished project called the "People's Stage". This project, which originally included "The Paintings of My Brother Júlio" - also filmed in the house of Régio in Vila do Conde, which was the only excerpt hitherto known - should show the popular celebrations and pilgrimages, in contrast to the poets and their poetry, painters and their painting, musicians and their contemporary music."

Update:

O Palco dum Povo was originally set to include Acto da Primavera, O Pao and the two José Regio shorts.
Source: http://doc.ubi.pt/10/analise_ana_miranda.pdf


MO also planned "O Palco da Burguesía" (The Borgeouis Stage) according to this scholarly text, in Portuguese, about MO and "Sebastianismo":
http://www.ocec.eu/pdf/2006/xurxo_gonzalez.pdf
This text also has info about other Sixties projects, unfinished because of censorship; among others, "The Year 2000 Will Not Happen" (1958), a Cold War/nuclear war story (compare the images of nuclear disaster at the end of Acto da Primavera).
The notes include references to rare MO literature in Portuguese.

The above might be known already to MO aficionados, but it sounded so tantalizing so I wanted to share it here.

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