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Overview

The earliest films made in Cuba—newsreel footage of the Cuban-Spanish-American War—date from the end of the nineteenth century, but Cuba cannot be said to have had an indigenous film industry before the revolution of 1959. The melodramas, musicals, and comedies made until then reflected Hollywood’s—and the United States’s—cultural domination of the island, but the revolution precipitated urgent debates about the role of cinema in a socialist country and the kinds of films best suited to the needs of the people and their rulers. Among the feature films, documentaries, and short subjects made in accordance with revolutionary principles are celebrated works by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Humberto Solás, and other filmmakers who have had a profound influence on both Latin American and world cinema.Michael Chanan provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and absorbing account of Cuban cinema both before and after the revolution, deftly setting individual films and filmmakers within the larger framework of Cuba’s social, political, and cultural history. First published as The Cuban Image in 1984 to wide acclaim, Cuban Cinema now appears in a new, expanded edition that updates Chanan’s discussion to the beginning of the twenty-first century. New chapters address ongoing concerns about freedom of expression; Havana’s restored importance within the Latin American film industry through the Havana Film Festival, before state support for filmmakers dwindled in the economic collapse that followed the fall of the Soviet Union; Cuban cinema’s place within the globalized cultural market; and the changing audience for Cuban films. The only book-length study of Cuban cinema written in English, this indispensable work on one of the world’s most vital national cinemas offers a unique perspective on the Cuban experience in the twentieth century.Michael Chanan is a documentary filmmaker and professor of cultural and media studies at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816634248
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/2003
  • Series: Cultural Studies of the Americas
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 600,911
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Coppola on Cuban Film
Introduction: Forty Years On 1
Pt. I Before the Revolution: Cinema at the Margins
1 For the First Time 25
2 Back to the Beginning 38
3 The Nineteenth-Century Heritage 56
4 Melodrama and White Horses 68
5 Amateurs and Militants 90
Pt. II The Revolution Takes Power: A Cinema of Euphoria
6 The Coming of Socialism 117
7 The First Feature Films 144
8 Beyond Neorealism 163
9 The Documentary in the Revolution 184
10 The Revolution in the Documentary 218
11 The Current of Experimentalism 247
12 Four Films 273
13 Imperfect Cinema and the Seventies 305
14 One Way or Another 332
Pt. III New Generations: A Cinema of Readjustment
15 Reconnecting 355
16 Return of the Popular 395
17 Wonderland 444
Notes 497
Distribution Information 519
Index of Film Titles 521
Index of Names 529
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