A Companion to Latin American Film

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
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Latin American cinema has seen major developments in the past half-century, and some of the most exciting work in contemporary film now originates there. This Companion traces its development from the mid 1890s, with particular attention to the early period when it was dominated by foreign film makers (or foreign models such as Hollywood), through the 1960s when as a genre it found its feet - the New Latin American Cinema movement - and beyond. Detailed analysis of the best twenty-five films of Latin America follows: cast and crew, awards, plots, themes and techniques. The 'Guide to Further Reading' includes important books, articles and Internet sites. FILMS: Que viva México Los olvidados Dos tipos de cuidado Orfeu Negro Memorias del subdesarrollo Lucía El chacal de Nahueltoro Yawar Mallku La batalla de Chile La última cena Pixote: a lei do mais fraco El Norte Camila La historia oficial Cartas del parque La tarea Yo, la peor de todas La frontera El viaje Fresa y chocolate Como agua para chocolate Central do Brasil Amores perros Y tu mamá también Cidade de Deus. STEPHEN M. HART is Professor of Hispanic Studies, University College London, and Profesor Honorario, Universidad de San Marcos, Lima.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Latin American Film
1
Qué viva México
17
Los olvidados
25
Dos tipos de cuidado
33
Orfeu negro
41
Memorias del subdesarrollo
51
Lucia
54
El chacal de Nahueltoro
62
La tarea
133
Yo la peor de todas
138
La frontera
145
El viaje
154
Fresa y chocolate
162
Como agua para chocolate
174
Central do Brasil
179
Amores perros
186

Yawar Mallku
69
La batalla de Chile
77
La última cena
83
a lei do mais fraco
91
El Norte
99
Camila
107
La historia oficial
116
Cartas del parque
125
Y tu mamá también
195
CidadedeDeus
203
Guide to Further Reading
211
Glossary
216
Select Bibliography
218
Index
225
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Stephen M. Hart is professor of Latin American film, literature, and culture at University College London. He is the author of "A Companion to Latin American Film, Cesar Vallejo: A Literary Biography", and "Gabriel Garcia Marquez", the latter also published by Reaktion Books.