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  1. chanchada

    Brazilian cinema was introduced early in the 20th century but took some time to consolidate itself as a popular form of entertainment. The film industry of Brazil has gone through periods of ups and downs, a reflection of its dependency on state funding and incentives.


  1. Chanchada

    Chanchada is the name of a genre of Brazilian comedies, often musical. Its name, coming from the Paraguayan Spanish slang and meaning "filth", "mess", "trash", "trick", implied the ease in accessibility of these films' content to a culturally deprived audience. In 1935, the company Cinédia of Rio de Janeiro started the period of chanchadas with Alô, Alô Brasil!. The early chanchadas were often seen emulating the Hollywood musicals of the era. Most presented stars of contemporary music like Carmen Miranda, Francisco Alves, and Orlando Silva. It was the company Atlântida of Rio that would elaborate and perfect the conventions of chanchada. Atlântida was founded in 1941 by a group of intellectuals to produce high quality films but with commercial restraints, they started to produce chanchadas. The film Carnaval no fogo by Watson Macedo established the main scheme for chanchadas: a loving couple, jeopardising gangsters, a friendly and comic duo, and promotion of "carnival music". However, the actors that brought chanchadas the ultimate success were not male and female idols but the comic sidekicks and villains. The music featuring famous samba-canção stars like Ângela Maria, Nélson Gonçalves, Cauby Peixoto, and Emilinha Borba often functioned as a rupture in the plot rather than serving the continuity. The most prominent director of the genre was Carlos Manga who directed some most notable chanchadas like Nem Sansão, Nem Dalila, Garotas e Samba, and O Homem do Sputnik.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chanchada in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chanchada in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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