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Contemporary Latin American Cinema : Breaking Into the Global Market :  Breaking Into the Global Market - Deborah Shaw

Contemporary Latin American Cinema : Breaking Into the Global Market

Breaking Into the Global Market

By: Deborah Shaw (Editor)

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This engaging book explores some of the most significant films to emerge from Latin America since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition for the region's cinema. Each chapter considers an individual film, with some contributors considering the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes of movies such as City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mama tambien, and Nine Queens, while others examine why equally important films failed to break out on the international circuit. Written by leading specialists, the chapters offer not only textual analysis, but also consider the films' social context and production conditions, as well as critical national and transnational issues. Their well-rounded analysis provides a rich picture of the state of contemporary filmmaking in a range of Latin American countries. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the readings in this book will provide invaluable interpretations for students and scholars of Latin American film.

Recommended. CHOICE With an eye to the national and international contexts of production and reception of contemporary Latin American cinema, essays in this exciting collection focus on international blockbusters as well as introduce readers to lesser known films. A welcome and valuable addition to the growing scholarship on the cinemas of the region. -- Andrea Noble, Durham University The great merit of this book is to acknowledge current Latin American cinema's international success as an aesthetic achievement, as well as a commercial one. Through in-depth case studies, it contributes a fascinating new chapter to world cinema history. -- Lucia Nagib, University of Leeds Again and again, these essays strip away the masks to reveal Latin American cinema as it really is: specific and local, national and historical, not a homogeneous product lately discovered by the United States and Europe as a marketable commodity. A valuable compendium for anyone who wants to know what's up with cinema in Latin America today. -- B. Ruby Rich, University of California, Santa Cruz; author of Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Latin American Cinema Today: A Qualified Success Storyp. 1
Los diarios de motocicleta as Pan-American Traveloguep. 11
"So What's Mexico Really Like?": Framing the Local, Negotiating the Global in Alfonso Cuaron's Y tu mama tambienp. 29
Cidade de Deus: Challenges to Hollywood, Steps to The Constant Gardenerp. 51
Playing Hollywood at Its Own Game? Bielinski's Nueve reinasp. 67
Afro-Brazilian Identity: Malandragem and Homosexuality in Madame Satap. 87
Family Romance and Pathetic Rhetoric in Marcelo Pineyro's Kamchatkap. 105
Soapsuds and Histrionics: Media, History, and Nation in Bolivar soy yop. 117
Killing Time in Cuba: Juan Carlos Tabio's Lista de esperap. 135
The Power of Looking: Politics and the Gaze in Salvador Carrasco's La otra conquistap. 153
Peruvian Cinema and the Struggle for International Recognition: Case Study on El destino no tiene favoritosp. 173
Selected Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 193
About the Contributorsp. 199
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ISBN: 9780742539150
ISBN-10: 0742539156
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: May 2007
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32