Latin American Melodrama

Latin American Melodrama : Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment

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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252076559
  • 9780252076558
  • 1,678,714

About Darlene J. Sadlier

Darlene J. Sadlier is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University and the author of Nelson Pereira dos Santos and, most recently, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Film Melodrama in Latin America: A Short History; Darlene J. Sadlier; 1. Gilberto Perez; Melodrama of the Spirited Woman: Aventurera; 2. Luisela Alvaray; Melodrama and the Emergence of Venezuelan Cinema; 3. Paula Felix-Didier and Andres Levinson; The Building of a Nation: La guerra gaucha as Historical Melodrama; 4. Cid Vasconcelos; Women as Civilizers in 1940s Brazilian Cinema: Between Passion and the Nation; 5. Ismail Xavier; The Humiliation of the Father: Melodrama and Cinema Novo's Critique of Conservative Modernization; 6. Darlene J. Sadlier; Nelson Pereira dos Santos'Cinema de lagrimas; 7. Marvin D'Lugo; Luis Alcoriza or a Certain Anti-Melodramatic Tendency in Mexican Cinema; 8. Mariana Baltar; Weeping Reality: Melodramatic Imagination in Contemporary Brazilian Documentaries; 9. Catherine L. Benamou; Televisual Melodrama in an Era of Transnational Migration: Exporting the Folkloric Nation, Harvesting the Melancholic-Sublime; Notes on Contributorsshow more

Review quote

"A welcome addition to the literature, particularly given melodrama's centrality in cinematic and televisual discourses in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuala. A very important volume." Randal Johnson, author of Manoel de Oliveirashow more