Cinema for Spanish Conversation

Cinema for Spanish Conversation

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Cinema for Spanish Conversation by Gill

Cinema for Spanish Conversation, Fourth Edition, engages students in Spanish-language study through the use of feature films from across the Spanish-speaking world. Sixteen films, four new to this edition, motivates students in conversation, writing, and listening skills in addition to providing them with a broad and real-world experience with the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Four new critically-acclaimed films, including the groundbreaking documentary Presunto culpable (2008) about the Mexican criminal justice system and the Oscar-nominated No (2012) about the 1988 Chilean national referendum on Pinochet’s presidency
  • Updated information about each film, its actors, and directors
  • Color screen shots of the characters in the film to help students remember who’s who and to help them discuss the actions and qualities of the characters
  • A new section of questions (Opiniones) at the end of each chapter that ask students for their opinions on themes related to the film, sometimes on controversial ones, in order to facilitate active conversation
  • A filmography appendix, which provides a list of additional films for each chapter that have similar themes or are from the same region

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585100460
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary McVey Gill has authored and co-authored many widely adopted Spanish textbooks and language references, including Cultura y cine and ¡De Pelicula! for Focus.

Deana Smalley received her PhD from Purdue University and has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She began to incorporate film into her language, culture and literature classes early in her teaching career. She is the author of several translations of K-12 social studies books and has written ancillaries for major Spanish textbooks.

Maria-Paz Haro is Professor of Spanish (Emerita) at Stanford University where she has taught courses on Spanish and Spanish American Cinema.

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