Latin American Cinema

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Overview

Renewed interest in Latin American film industries has opened various paths of scholarly exploration. Productions from different countries reflect particular social attitudes, political climates and self-conceptions. The search for national identity is a key component of Latin American films in a time of decreasing cultural diversity and pressures to westernize. Globalization and falling government support have fueled cross-border collaborations, calling into question the idea of a movie's "nationality," and leaving some nations' film industries on the brink of collapse. Yet Latin American cinema remains vibrant.

These collected essays explore important elements of Latin American cinema and its associated national film industries. The first section examines the impact of modernization on both Latin American screen images and the industry itself, offering modern and historical perspectives. The second section focuses on filmmakers who deal with issues of gender and sexuality, whether sexual transgression, the role of female characters, or societal attitudes towards sex and nudity. The final section discusses the relationship between national identity and Latin American film industries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786420049
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Shaw is a Reader in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of Liverpool, England. Stephanie Dennison is a lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of Leeds, England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : reflections on modernity, gender, and nation in the Latin American context 1
Pt. I Modernity and globalization
1 TV globo, the MPA, and contemporary Brazilian cinema 11
2 Images of Peru : a national cinema in crisis 39
3 Crossing the line in Mexico? : Luis Bunuel's El angel exterminador 59
Pt. II Gender and sexuality
4 Nelson and Nelson : mirror images and social drama in Baca de Ouro 93
5 Maria Luisa Bemberg winks at the audience : performativity and citation in Camila and Yo la peor de todas 110
6 Nelson Rodrigues into film : two adaptations of O beijo no asfalto 125
Pt. III Nation and identity
7 Born at last? Cinema and social imaginary in 21st-century uruguay 137
8 Mulata Cubana : the problematics of national allegory 160
9 Brazil through Hollywood's gaze : from the silent screen to the good neighbor policy era 180
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