Based on a True Story Latin American History at the Movies

ISBN-10: 0842027815

ISBN-13: 9780842027816

Edition: 1998

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Description: In this collection of essays on popular feature-length movies depicting Latin American history, the authors use the appeal of film and divert it into the study of history.

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Never Read History Again? The Possibilities and Perils of Cinema as Historical Depiction
Columbus Takes On the Forces of Darkness, or Film and Historical Myth in 1492: The Conquest of Paradise
Whose Conquest Is This, Anyway? Aguirre, the Wrath of God
I, the Worst of All: The Literary Life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
The Mission and Historical Missions: Film and the Writing of History
Passion and Patriarchy in Nineteenth-Century Argentina: Maria Luisa Bemberg's Camila
Recasting Cuban Slavery: The Other Francisco and The Last Supper
Lucia: Inventing Women's History on Film
Gabriela: An Evocation of Elite Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Latin America
Why Tita Didn't Marry the Doctor, or Mexican History in Like Water for Chocolate
Depicting the Past in Argentine Films: Family Drama and Historical Debate in Miss Mary and The Official Story
Pixote: Fiction and Reality in Brazilian Life
Notes
About the Editor and Contributors
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