Latin American Cinema

Author: Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520288638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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Conventional silent cinema -- Avant-garde silent cinema -- Transition to sound -- Birth and growth of an industry -- Crisis and decline of studio cinema -- Neorealism and art cinema -- New Latin American cinema's militant phase -- New Latin American cinema's Neobaroque phase -- Collapse and rebirth of an industry -- Latin American cinema in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : a triangulated cinema -- Appendix : discourses of modernity in Latin America
The New Latin American Cinema

Author: Zuzana M. Pick

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773240

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly three decades later, the New Cinema has produced an impressive body of films, critical essays, and manifestos that uses social theory to inform filmmaking practices. This book explores the institutional and aesthetic foundations of the New Latin American Cinema. Zuzana Pick maps out six areas of inquiry—history, authorship, gender, popular cinema, ethnicity, and exile—and explores them through detailed discussions of nearly twenty films and their makers, including Camila (María Luisa Bemberg), The Guns (Ruy Guerra), and Frida (Paul Leduc). These investigations document how the New Latin American Cinema has used film as a tool to change society, to transform national expressions, to support international differences, and to assert regional autonomy.
Latin American Cinema

Author: Stephen M. Hart

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780234038

Category: Art

Page: 240

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From El Megano and Black God, White Devil to City of God and Babel, Latin American films have a rich history. In this concise but comprehensive account, Stephen M. Hart traces Latin American cinema from its origins in 1896 to the present day, along the way providing original views of major films and mini-biographies of major film directors. Describing the broad contours of Latin American film and its connections to major historical developments, Hart guides readers through the story of how Hollywood dominance succumbed to the emergence of the Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano and how this movement has led to the “New” New Latin American Cinema of the twenty-first century. He offers a fresh analysis of the effects of major changes in film technology, revealing how paradigm shifts such as the move to digital preceded new cinematographic techniques and visions. He also looks closely at the films themselves, examining how filmmakers express their messages. Finally, he considers the decision by a group of directors to film in English, which enhanced the visibility of Latin American cinema around the world. Featuring 120 illustrations, this clear, cogent guide to the history of this region’s cinema will appeal to fans of Central Station and Like Water for Chocolate alike.
Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Author: Claudia Sandberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319770109

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticized and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas. It also shows the new types of producers that have emerged, and the novel patterns of distribution, exhibition and consumption that shape and influence the Latin American filmscape. Through industry studies, reception analyses and close readings, this book establishes an informative and accessible text for scholars and students alike.
Framing Latin American Cinema

Author: Ann Marie Stock

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816629732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

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Proposes new critical directions in Latin American film. Framing Latin American Cinema embraces multiple modes of scholarship, juxtaposing feature films and documentaries, and locating cinema within larger cultural debates. Considering works from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela, the contributors address a range of topics including studies of directors like Roman Chalbaud and Fernando Perez, examinations of viewer patterns and critical tendencies, and analyses of Mexican melodrama, revolutionary films, and such internationally acclaimed works as Dona Herlinda and A Place in the World.
Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292705379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

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Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of patriarchal culture. In this study of queer issues in Latin American cinema, David William Foster offers highly perceptive queer readings of fourteen key films to demonstrate how these cultural products promote the principles of an antiheterosexist stance while they simultaneously disclose how homophobia enforces the norms of heterosexuality. Foster examines each film in terms of the ideology of its narrative discourse, whether homoerotic desire or a critique of patriarchal heterosexism and its implications for Latin American social life and human rights. His analyses underscore the difficulties involved in constructing a coherent and convincing treatment of the complex issues involved in critiquing the patriarchy from perspectives associated with queer studies. The book will be essential reading for everyone working in queer studies and film studies. The films discussed in this book are: De eso no se habla (I Don't Want to Talk about It)El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits)Aqueles dois (Those Two)Convivencia (Living Together)Conducta impropia (Improper Conduct)The Disappearance of García LorcaLa Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins)Doña Herlinda y su hijo (Doña Herlinda and Her Son)No se lo digas a nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)En el paraíso no existe el dolor (There Is No Suffering in Paradise)A intrusa (The Interloper)Plata quemada (Burnt Money)Afrodita (Aphrodite)Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
A Companion to Latin American Cinema

Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118557525

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty-first century. Features contributions from international critics, historians, and scholars, along with interviews with acclaimed Latin American film directors Includes essays on the Latin American film industry, as well as the interactions between TV and documentary production with feature film culture Covers several up-and-coming regions of film activity such as nations in Central America Offers novel insights into Latin American cinema based on new methodologies, such as the quantitative approach, and essays contributed by practitioners as well as theorists
Themes in Latin American Cinema

Author: Keith John Richards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This updated and expanded edition gives critical analyses of 23 Latin American films from the last 20 years, including the addition of four films from Bolivia. Explored throughout the text are seven crucial themes: the indigenous image, sexuality, childhood, female protagonists, crime and corruption, fratricidal wars, and writers as characters. Designed for general and scholarly interest, as well as a guide for teachers of Hispanic culture or Latin American film and literature, the book provides a sweeping look at the logistical circumstances of filmmaking in the region along with the criteria involved in interpreting a Latin American film. The book also includes interviews with and brief biographies of influential filmmakers, along with film synopses, production details and credits, transcripts of selected scenes, and suggestions for discussion and analysis.
Globalization and Latin American Cinema

Author: Sophia A. McClennen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319570600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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Studying the case of Latin American cinema, this book analyzes one of the most public - and most exportable- forms of postcolonial national culture to argue that millennial era globalization demands entirely new frameworks for thinking about the relationship between politics, culture, and economic policies. Concerns that globalization would bring the downfall of national culture were common in the 1990s as economies across the globe began implementing neoliberal, free market policies and abolishing state protections for culture industries. Simultaneously, new technologies and the increased mobility of people and information caused others to see globalization as an era of heightened connectivity and progressive contact. Twenty-five years later, we are now able to examine the actual impact of globalization on local and regional cultures, especially those of postcolonial societies. Tracing the full life-cycle of films and studying blockbusters like City of God, Motorcycle Diaries, and Children of Men this book argues that neoliberal globalization has created a highly ambivalent space for cultural expression, one willing to market against itself as long as the stories sell. The result is an innovative and ground-breaking text suited to scholars interested in globalization studies, Latin-American studies and film studies.
Indigeneity in Latin American Cinema

Author: Milton Fernando Gonzalez Rodriguez

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501384684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Indigeneity in Latin American Cinema explores how contemporary films (2000-2020) participate in the evolution and circulation of images and sounds that in many ways define how indigenous communities are imagined, at a local, regional and global scale. The volume reviews the diversity of portrayals from a chronological, geopolitical, linguistic, epistemic-ontological, transnational and intersectional, paradigm-changing and self-representational perspective, allocating one chapter to each theme. The corpus of this study consists of 68 fictional features directed by non-indigenous filmmakers, 31 cinematic works produced by indigenous directors/communities, and 22 Cine Regional (Regional Cinema) films. The book also draws upon a significant number of engravings, drawings, paintings, photographs and films, produced between 1493 and 2000, as primary sources for the historical review of the visual representations of indigeneity. Through content and close (textual) analysis, interviews with audiences, surveys and social media posts analysis, the author looks at the contexts in which Latin American films circulate in international festivals and the paradigm shifts introduced by self-representational cinema and Roma (Mexico, 2018). Conclusively, the author provides the foundations of histrionic indigeneity, a theory that explains how overtly histrionic proclivities play a significant role in depictions of an imagined indigenous Other in recent films.
Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema

Author: Carolina Rocha

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739199527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first book to examine how Latin American filmmakers represent the subjectivity of children and adolescents in an adult medium. The chapters analyze children’s developing agency in diverse social contexts across Latin America.