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Historically, Los Angeles and its exhibition market have been central to the international success of Latin American cinema. Not only was Los Angeles a site crucial for exhibition of these films, but it became the most important hub in the western hemisphere for the distribution of Spanish language films made for Latin American audiences. Cinema between Latin America and Los Angeles builds upon this foundational insight to both examine the considerable, ongoing role that Los Angeles played in the history of Spanish-language cinema and to explore the implications of this transnational dynamic for the study and analysis of Latin American cinema before 1960. The volume editors aim to flesh out the gaps between Hollywood and Latin America, American imperialism and Latin American nationalism in order to produce a more nuanced view of transnational cultural relations in the western hemisphere. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978801240
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 02/08/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

JAN-CHRISTOPHER HORAK is the director of the University of California, Los Angeles Film and Television Archive and a professor for critical studies at UCLA. He is the author of several books, including Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema.
LISA JARVINEN is an associate professor of history at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Rise of Spanish-Language Film Making: Out from Hollywood’s Shadow, 1929-1939 (Rutgers University Press).
COLIN GUNCKEL is an associate professor of screen arts and cultures, American culture, and Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles before World War II (Rutgers University Press).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction, Colin Gunckel, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Lisa Jarvinen
  2. El espectáculo: The Culture of the revistas in Mexico City and Los Angeles (1900−40), Jacqueline Avila
  3. Ramona in the City: Mexican Los Angeles, Dolores Del Rio, and the Remaking of a Mythic Story, Desirée J. Garcia
  4. Please Sing to Me: The Immigrant Nostalgia that Sparked the Mexican Film Industry, Viviana García Besné and Alistair Tremps
  5. A Mass Market for Spanish-language Films: Los Angeles, Hybridity, and the Emergence of Latino Audiovisual Media, Lisa Jarvinen
  6. Cantabria Films and the L.A. Film Market, 1938-1940, Jan-Christopher Horak
  7. A Cinema between Mexico and Hollywood: What We Can Learn from Adaptations, Remakes, Dubs, Talent Swaps and Other Curiosities, Colin Gunckel
  8. On the NUEVO TEATRO MÁXIMO DE LA RAZA: Still Thinking, Feeling and Speaking Spanish on and off Screen, Nina Hoechtl

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