The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film

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Wallflower Press, 2007 - Performing Arts - 188 pages

The Cinematic Tango explores the cultural politics of over sixty years of filmmaking in Argentina. From the 1940s when film was a successful studio product to the 1980s post-dictatorship period when national cinema was utilized as a public relations tool, Tamara L. Falicov explores how national culture on film has been shaped, articulated, and debated. She provides in-depth analysis of Argentina's contemporary period, when financial incentives led to the production of commercial "blockbusters" as well as new opportunities for first-time directors, sparking a surge of low-budget, independent filmmaking.


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Page 172 - Falcoff, Mark and Ronald H. Dolkart (eds) (1975) Prologue to Peron: Argentina in Depression and War, 1930—1943. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Falicov, Tamara L. (2004) 'US-Argentine Co-productions 1982-1990: Roger Gorman, Aries Productions, "Schlockbuster" Movies, and the International Market', Film and History, 34, 1, 31-8.

About the author (2007)

Tamara L. Falicov is associate professor in the department of theatre and film and Latin American studies at the University of Kansas.

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