February 7, 1986 |
"Brazil. " A comedy starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro and Kim Greist. Directed by Terry Gilliam from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard, Charles McKowen and Gilliam. Photographed by Roger Pratt. Edited by Julian Doyle. Music by Michael Kamen. Running time: 130 minutes. A Universal release. In area theaters. 'Well, goll-lee! What-in-the-hell was that?" That's what Steve Martin used to say in one of his routines, and that's exactly how I feel about Terry Gilliam's "Brazil. " I've seen it. I've thought about it. I've even enjoyed some of it (albeit very little)
July 2, 2013 |
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil won a heated matchup of past and present soccer powers, boosting its confidence as it prepares to host next year's World Cup. Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and Brazil defeated world champion Spain, 3-0, in the Confederations Cup final last night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium. Brazil, a five-time world champion, beat the reigning world and European champion and ended Spain's 29-game, 3-year winning streak in competitive matches.
June 21, 1994 |
Showtime, samba style, returned to the World Cup. With a pounding, pulsating offense that was always on the attack - accompanied by the beat of drums and their fans' songs and dances - Brazil outclassed undermanned Russia, 2-0, yesterday in Palo Alto, Calif. "There was a total supremacy by Brazil and we even lost several chances to score, three or four," Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said. "We expected to feel the pressure in our first official game in 30 days in front of the world, but it went very good.
September 25, 2003 |
Germany, considered the team most likely to upset the United States' plans in the Women's World Cup, moved closer to a place in the quarterfinals last night, when it beat Japan, 3-0, in Columbus, Ohio. Germany and Japan, which each had won their opening games, seemed fairly even in the early going. Gradually, however, the Germans gained control over the smaller Japanese and were up by 2-0 before halftime after goals by Sandra Minnert in the 24th minute and Birgit Prinz in the 36th.
February 15, 1995 |
The performing arts of Brazil - birthplace of Carmen Miranda, Joao Gilberto, and the notorious lambada - have a reputation for theatricality and sensuality. Both qualities were evident in Monday evening's performance by the troupe Roots of Brazil at the Zellerbach Theatre, as part of Dance Celebration's New Dance Series. Originally allocated to Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Theatre, the slot became available to the New York-based Roots when Brazil's new government suspended cultural funding.
February 8, 1998 |
In 1969, Bruno Barreto was a free-spirited, 14-year-old Rio de Janeiro youth who made a disturbing discovery when he went to school one morning. His best friend was absent, and for days, then weeks, no one offered an explanation for his disappearance. Barreto missed trading comic books and talking about girls and soccer with his pal and grew ever more worried. The next time he saw him was in a mug shot on the front page of the Rio newspapers. The youth and five other urban guerrillas had been killed in a bank robbery staged by a left-wing revolutionary group to fund its operations against Brazil's military dictatorship.
June 12, 2010 |
Sports books in Las Vegas consider Spain and Brazil the teams to beat in the World Cup, with Spain a 3.5-1 favorite to win its first title. Casinos are giving Brazil 4-1 odds and Argentina 11-2 odds to win the global soccer showdown, Tony Sinisi of Las Vegas Sports Consultants said. The oddsmaker has the United States at 40-1 to win the championship. England is 6-1 to win the tournament, Sinisi said. Team USA gets a mascot. The U.S. team was delayed twice Friday when elephants blocked the road, the second back-up coming as the squad was traveling to its training session at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
June 22, 2013 |
BRASILIA, Brazil - More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil invited only stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency meeting with a top cabinet member in response to the growing unrest. Only on Friday night did the government confirm that Rousseff would address the nation a few hours later, but through a prerecorded message. She was expected to meet in the evening with top bishops from the Roman Catholic Church about the protests' effects on a papal visit still scheduled for next month in Rio and Sao Paulo state.
July 24, 1995 |
Uruguay, its national soccer team intent on reversing an alarming slide after failing to qualify for last summer's World Cup, beat mighty Brazil, 5-3, on penalty kicks yesterday to win the Copa America tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay and Brazil tied, 1-1, in regulation. There is no overtime in the Copa America, the championship of South America, and the teams went to penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Fernando Alvez saved Brazil's third shot, by Tulio, enabling Uruguay to win. Spurred on by a capacity crowd, Uruguay matched Argentina for the most Copa America titles and maintained its record of having won all seven Copa America championships played at home.
November 27, 2007 |
A stadium collapse that killed seven people highlighted the crumbling state of Brazil's soccer arenas less than a month after the country was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup, architects said yesterday. The victims fell 49 feet through a 10-foot-wide hole that opened in the concrete stands of the Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, a coastal city of Bahia state. At least 40 people were injured in the accident Sunday night. "Unhappily, a lot of stadiums have problems; some are in better conditions than others, but I think we could see another collapse like this if something isn't done," said Eduardo de Castro Mello, an architect who helped conduct a survey of soccer stadiums for the national association of engineering and architecture companies.