De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever : Alt.Latino Carlos Schröder and NPR critic Bob Mondello visit Alt.Latino to discuss Latin movies and music.
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De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

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De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

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Orfeu Negro (1959) was a groundbreaking film for Latin cinema. Courtesy of Criterion Collection hide caption

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Orfeu Negro (1959) was a groundbreaking film for Latin cinema.

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Latin America planted its flag among fans of world cinema with the release of 1959's Orfeu Negro. The film was also a catalyst for the popularity of the bossa nova, the then-new song form taking the country by storm.

This week, Alt.Latino looks back, and listens back, at a handful of iconic films from Latin America and the soundtracks they produced. Some of you will remember many of the songs; some we can never forget.

Latin America continues to make an impact on audiences around the world. So this is just our first show looking at Latin American cinema. We have the privilege of working with NPR film critic Bob Mondello, who joins this chat along with his husband Carlos Schröder, who possesses an enviable knowledge of Latin film and music.

Expect a sequel: We'll revisit this topic again around Oscar time in February.

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Los Chalchakis

  • Song: State Of Siege
  • from State of Siege
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Trilha Sonora

  • Song: A Lei Do Mais Fraco
  • from Pixote Soundtrack
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Atilio Stampone

  • Song: Piano Theme
  • from The Official Story Soundtrack
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Pedro Aznar

  • Song: Dr. Porque Me Abandona
  • from Man Facing Southeast Soundtrack
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Jose Maria Viteir

  • Song: Fresa y Chocolate
  • from Fresa Y Chocolate
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Song
Fresa Y Chocolate
Album
Fresa Y Chocolate
Artist
Original Soundtrack
Label
Milan
Released
1995

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Lucho Bermudez

  • Song: Fiesta De Negritos
  • from Virgen De Los Sicarios Soundtrack
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Bersuit Vergarabat

  • Song: Perro Amor Explota
  • from Amores Perros
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Song
Amores Perros
Album
Amores Perros
Artist
Gustavo Santaolalla
Label
Universal Latino

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Plastilina Mosh, Tonino Carotone & Volován

  • Song: Sirenita
  • from Y Tu Mamá También [Volcano]
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Song
Y Tu Mamá También [Volcano]
Album
Y Tu Mamá También [Volcano]
Artist
Original Soundtrack
Label
Volcano Records
Released
2002

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Antonio Carlos Jobim/Luiz Bonfá

  • Song: Manha de Carnaval [Morning of the Carnival] [From Black Orpheus]
  • from Black Orpheus [1989 Verve Bonus Track]
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Song
Black Orpheus [1989 Verve Bonus Track]
Album
Black Orpheus [1989 Verve Bonus Track]
Artist
Antonio Carlos Jobim / Luiz Bonfá
Label
Fontana Distribution
Released
1959

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