South American Cinema

South American Cinema

by Peter Rist (Editor)


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South American Cinema by Peter Rist

Originally issued in hardcover in 1996 by Garland Publishing, this important reference work is now available in paperback for a wider audience. A distinguished team of contributors has compiled entries on 140 significant South American feature films from the silent era until 1994. The entries discuss each film's subject matter, critical reception, and social and political contexts, as well as its production, distribution, and exhibition history, including technical credits. The entries are grouped by country and arranged chronologically. Both fiction and documentary films (some no longer in existence) are included, as well as extensive title, name, and subject indexes and glossaries of film and foreign terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292708716
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Timothy Barnard is a writer and translator who has written on Latin American, French, and early cinema.

Peter Rist is Chair of the Department of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Argentina (edited by Timothy Barnard)
  • Bolivia (edited by Alfonso Gumucio-Dagron)
  • Brazil (edited by Ana López and Peter Rist)
  • Chile (edited by Timothy Barnard and Peter Rist)
  • Colombia (edited by Paul Lenti)
  • Ecuador (edited by Timothy Barnard)
  • Paraguay (edited by Peter Rist)
  • Peru (edited by Isaac León Frías)
  • Uruguay (edited by Timothy Barnard)
  • Venezuela (edited by Timothy Barnard, Mitch Parry, and Peter Rist)
  • Table of Films
  • Original-language Film Title Index
  • English-language Film Title Index
  • Film Directors Index
  • Contributors Index
  • Name and Title Index
  • Subject Index: South American Cinema
  • Subject Index: South American Society
  • Glossary of Brazilian Terms
  • Glossary of Film Terms
  • Works Consulted
  • Notes on Contributors

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Julianne Burton-Carvajal

"This is a key reference text that should have a prominent place in the library of anyone interested in Latin American cinema. . . . Highly synthetic essays dedicated to individual films carefully situate each work in both historical and cinematic terms. In the best of cases, this method models an alternative writing of national film history through individual essays on outstanding films contextualized within their maker's career and the contemporaneous profile of national film culture. . . . An ambitious and valuable volume."

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