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MORALES CAMPOS, Arturo  and  PARDO FERNANDEZ, Rodrigo. Symbolic reading of certain adaptations of the myth: from Orfeu da Conceiçao a Orfeu Negro. Valenciana [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.29, pp.57-80.  Epub Apr 18, 2022. ISSN 2007-2538.

It is common to understand adaptation as a simple translation. However, social-historic circumstances could be highly determining and significant within that “translation”. In other words, some social conditions in which the new text emerges can be integrated and give it a somewhat different meaning: either transcribing or criticizing these circumstances.

This paper deals with the film Orfeu Negro (1959), by Marcel Camus, with the objective of analyzing certain textual elements: signs, symbols, myths, etc., common in the context that this text emerges. These elements give it specificity and, in addition, a series of ideological references, that, to a large extent, oppose the traditional perception of the term ‘adaptation’.

Keywords : Orpheus; Myth; Symbol; Code; Film.

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