Fiction and Documentary Filmmaking in Latin America

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This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution, and marketing.

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Overview

This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution, and marketing.

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“Individually these theoretically informed essays explore the unique ways in which Latin American films and theorists have engaged with documentary versus fiction debates. Taken as a whole, the essays manage to illuminate textual nuances within precise contexts spanning more than a half a century. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty.”—Choice

Visual Synergies is an excellent collection on a vital topic. It brings together some of the most distinguished scholars working in the field and covers an admirably wide range of films.”—Paul Julian Smith, FBA, Professor of Spanish, University of Cambridge

"This is the first edited volume with a focus on both fiction and documentary filmmaking in Latin America. Well focused and highly pertinent to the field, Haddu and Page's collection fills the void in this important yet neglected area in Latin American film studies. This book will be of value to scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates in Film Studies and Latin American Studies.”—Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, Portsmouth University

"The contributors to thsi volume address the intersection of elements and issues associated with both modes of expression. Individually these theoretically informed essays explore the unique ways in which Latin American films and theorists have engaged with documentary versus fiction debates. Taken as a whole, the essays manage to illuminate textual nuances within precise contexts spanning more than half a century." —A.M. Stock, Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230606388
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Studies of the Americas Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Miriam Haddu is Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Joanna Page is Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

PART I: LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
• Introduction: Fiction, Documentary, and Cultural Hybridity in Latin America—Joanna Page
• The Space between Fiction and Documentary in Latin American Cinema: Notes Towards a Genealogy—Michael Chanan
• PART II: REVOLUTION AND ITS SPECTRES
• On the Margins of Reality: Fiction, Documentary, and Marginal Subjectivity in Three Early Cuban Revolutionary Films—Dylon Robbins
• Cuban Documentary: Synergy and its Discontents—Alexandra Anderson
O sertão nao virou mar: Images of Violence and the Position of the Spectator in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema—Edgardo Dieleke
• PART III: CROSSING BORDERS, CROSSING GENRES
Cofralandes: A Formative Space for Chilean Identity—Alejandra Rodríguez Remedi
• Aunt Juana’s Shop, or Reality as Metaphor, in María Novaro’s El jardín del Edén—Maximiliano Maza Pérez
• Mockumentary as Post-nationalism: National Identity in A Day without a Mexican by Sergio Arau—Armida De la Garza
• PART IV: PERFORMANCE AND REFLEXIVITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY
• Between Image and Word: Minority Discourses and Community Construction in Eduardo Coutinho’s Documentaries—Mariana A. C. da Cunha
• Characters and Conflict: Dramatic Structure in Three Mexican Documentaries—Cristina Cervantes
• Whodunnit?: In Search of the Real/Reel (and Imagined) Aro Tolbukhin in Aro Tolbukhin: En la mente del asesino—Miriam Haddu
• PART V: QUESTIONS OF REFERENCE
• Filming Psychoanalysis: The Documentation of Paranoia and the “Paranoid Gaze” in Luis Buñuel’s Él—Julián Gutiérrez-Albilla
• Digital Mimicry and Visual Tropes: Some Images from Argentina—Joanna Page
• Dereferencing the Real: Documentary Mediascapes in the Films of Carlos Marcovich (¿Quién diablos es Juliette? and Cuatro labios)—Geoffrey Kantaris
• Documenting Urban Fictions in Contemporary Argentine Film: Notes on Pablo Trapero’s El bonaerense—James Cisneros

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