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Contemporary Latin American Cinema Breaking into the Global Market

ISBN-10: 0742539156
ISBN-13: 9780742539150
Edition: 2007
Authors: Deborah Shaw
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

This engaging book explores Latin America cinema since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition. Leading specialists consider the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes of movies such as iCity of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mam tambiZn,i and iNine Queens,i as well as equally important films that failed to break out on the international circuit. The chapters offer not only textual analysis, but also consider the films' social context and production conditions. Their well-rounded analysis offers a rich picture of the state of contemporary filmmaking in a range of Latin American countries. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the readings in this book will provide invaluable interpretations for students and scholars of Latin American film.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Latin American Cinema Today: A Qualified Success Story
Los diarios de motocicleta as Pan-American Travelogue
"So What's Mexico Really Like?": Framing the Local, Negotiating the Global in Alfonso Cuaron's Y tu mama tambien
Cidade de Deus: Challenges to Hollywood, Steps to The Constant Gardener
Playing Hollywood at Its Own Game? Bielinski's Nueve reinas
Afro-Brazilian Identity: Malandragem and Homosexuality in Madame Sata
Family Romance and Pathetic Rhetoric in Marcelo Pineyro's Kamchatka
Soapsuds and Histrionics: Media, History, and Nation in Bolivar soy yo
Killing Time in Cuba: Juan Carlos Tabio's Lista de espera
The Power of Looking: Politics and the Gaze in Salvador Carrasco's La otra conquista
Peruvian Cinema and the Struggle for International Recognition: Case Study on El destino no tiene favoritos
Selected Bibliography
Index
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