Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies

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Donald Fithian Stevens
SR Books, 1997 - Performing Arts - 243 pages
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Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

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Contents

Columbus Takes On the Forces of Darkness or Film
13
Whose Conquest Is This Anyway? Aguirre the Wrath
29
The Literary Life of Sor Juana Ines
47
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Stevens-Drexel University

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