The New Latin American Cinema / Edition 1

The New Latin American Cinema / Edition 1

by Zuzana M. Pick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292765495

ISBN-13: 9780292765498

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: University of Texas Press

During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly three decades later, the New Cinema has produced an impressive body of films, critical essays, and manifestos that uses social theory to inform

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During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly three decades later, the New Cinema has produced an impressive body of films, critical essays, and manifestos that uses social theory to inform filmmaking practices.

This book explores the institutional and aesthetic foundations of the New Latin American Cinema. Zuzana Pick maps out six areas of inquiry—history, authorship, gender, popular cinema, ethnicity, and exile—and explores them through detailed discussions of nearly twenty films and their makers, including Camila (María Luisa Bemberg), The Guns (Ruy Guerra), and Frida (Paul Leduc). These investigations document how the New Latin American Cinema has used film as a tool to change society, to transform national expressions, to support international differences, and to assert regional autonomy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292765498
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Texas Film and Media Studies Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction. The New Latin American Cinema: A Continental Project1
1Convergences and Divergences13
History and Institutions14
Pioneers and Early Manifestations16
Birth of a Movement19
State Intervention and Growth24
Turning Point and Consolidation29
2Creativity and Social Intervention38
Authorship and Cultural Militancy39
The Discovery of Self and Other: The Brickmakers41
The Authority of Daily Life: Up to a Point47
The Collective and the Nation: The Hour of the Furnaces55
3Gendered Identities and Femininity66
Women Filmmakers and Representations of Gender67
Machismo and Gender: A Man, When He Is a Man70
Experiences of Femininity: Mujer transparente75
Reviewing Women's History: Camila82
Identity and Representation: Frida: Naturaleza viva89
4Popular Memory and the Power of Address97
Popular Cinema and Social Class98
Social Inquiry and Los inundados103
The Sertao and Cinema Novo: The Guns110
Popular Memory and The Courage of the People117
5Cultural Difference and Representation126
Ethnicity and Mestizaje127
The Dialectics of Race and Class: One Way or Another130
Metaphor and Difference: Iracema137
The Aesthetics of Carnival: Quilombo144
Immigration and Identity: Gaijin: The Road to Liberty150
6Exile and Displacement157
Exile: Discourse and Representation158
The Politics of the Personal: Unfinished Diary161
Spectacle and the Displaced Body: Tangos: The Exile of Gardel167
Phantasmagoria and Displacement: The Three Crowns of the Sailor176
Conclusion. The New Latin American Cinema: A Modernist Critique of Modernity186
Notes199
Bibliography229
Index243

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