Thursday, February 27, 2014
Film of the Month - "Copacabana Palace"
"Copacabana Palace" (Studio Universal/Surf Video)
Directed by Steno (Stefano Vanzina) in 1963, and filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Starring: Sylva Koscina, Walter Chiari, Mylène Demongeot, Claude Rich, Tonia Carrero et al
Besides brief appearances as "actors", Brazilian masters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá and João Gilberto also appear on the movie performing the seldom heard "Canção do Mar," written by Bonfá & Maria Helena Toledo. João Gilberto also sings "Só Danço Samba" (Jobim/Vinicius De Moraes) with the legendary vocal group Os Cariocas.