Tomas Gutierrez Alea: The Dialectics of a Filmmaker

Tomas Gutierrez Alea: The Dialectics of a Filmmaker

by Paul A. Schroeder

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Overview

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138985735
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements


Foreword
Introduction

Part I. Context
1. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: A Sketch
2. The immediate context: ICAIC and the Cuban Revolution
3. The broad context: New Latin American Cinema

Part II. The Films
1. The early years: idealism and experimentation
a. Stories of Revolution (1960)
b. The Twelve Chairs (1962)
c. Cumbite (1964)
d. Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)

2. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
a. Genesis and reception
b. Description of the film
c. The Viewer's Dialectic
d. Film as tragedy

3. The search for Cuba's ‘intra-historia'
a. A Cuban Fight against Demons (1971)
b. The Last Supper (1976)
c. The Survivors (1978)

4. Turning the lens on himself: Up to a Point (1983)

5. Melodrama and the crisis of the Revolution
a. Letters from the Park (1987)
b. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
c. Guantanamera (1995)

Part III. Conclusions: Recurring Themes
1. The intellectual
2. Religion
3. The Cuban Revolution

Notes


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