The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema

The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema

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The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema is the most comprehensive survey of Latin American cinemas available in a single volume. While highlighting state-of-the-field research, essays also offer readers a cohesive overview of multiple facets of filmmaking in the region, from the production system and aesthetic tendencies, to the nature of circulation and reception. The volume recognizes the recent "new cinemas" in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, and, at the same time, provides a much deeper understanding of the contemporary moment by commenting on the aesthetic trends and industrial structures in earlier periods. The collection features essays by established scholars as well as up-and-coming investigators in ways that depart from existing scholarship and suggest new directions for the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 31.75mm | 1,134g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113885526X
  • 9781138855267
  • 2,406,765

Table of contents

Introduction: Troubling Histories

Marvin D'Lugo, Ana M. Lopez and Laura Podalsky

I. Historiographies

Chapter 1: National Cinema

Juan Poblete

Chapter 2: Silent and Early Sound Cinema in Latin America: Local, National, and Transnational


Rielle Navitski

Chapter 3: National Cinemas (Re)Ignited: Film and the State

Lisa Shaw, Luis Duno-Gottberg, Joanna Page, Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado

Chapter 4: Unpacking Periodization

Laura Podalsky

Chapter 5: Off-Screen Culture

Maite Conde, Laura Isabel Serna, Maria Fernanda Arias Osorio

Chapter 6: Space, Politics and the Crisis of Hegemony in Latin American Film

Geoffrey Kantaris

Chapter 7: Encounters with the Centaur: Forms of the Film-essay in Latin America

Maria Luisa Ortega

Chapter 8: Realism, Documentary, and the Process Genre in Early New Latin American Cinema

Salome Aguilera Skvirsky

II. Interrogating Critical Paradigms

Chapter 9: Cosmopolitan Nationalisms: Transnational Aesthetic Negotiations in Early Latin American Sound Cinema

Adrian Perez Melgosa

Chapter 10: Genre Films Then and Now

Gerard Dapena

Chapter 11: New Latin-American Stardom

Dolores Tierney, Victoria Ruetalo and Roberto Carlos Ortiz

Chapter 12: Radical Ruptures in the Cinema of Latin America around "1968"

Mariano Mestman

Chapter 13: Transnational Genealogies of Institutional Film Culture of Cuba, 1960s-70s

Masha Salazkina

Chapter 14: New Frameworks. Collaborative and Indigenous Media Activism

Freya Schiwy, Amalia Cordova David Wood, and Horacio Legras

Chapter 15: Productions of Space / Places of Construction: Landscape and Architecture in Contemporary Latin American Film

Jens Andermann

Chapter 16: Enduring Art Cinema

Nilo Fernando Couret

III. Business Practices

Chapter 17: Transnational Networks of Financing and Distribution; International Co-productions

Luisela Alvaray

Chapter 18: The Interlocking Dynamics of Domestic and International Film Festivals: The Case of Latin American and Caribbean Cinema

Tamara Falicov

IV. Intermedialities

Chapter 19: Film and Photography: an Archeology

Andrea Cuarterolo

Chapter 20: Problematizing Film and Photography

Silvana Flores and Alejandro Kelly-Hopfenblatt

Chapter 21: Film and Radio Intermedialities in Early Latin American Sound Cinema

Ana M. Lopez

Chapter 22: Music in Latin American Cinema: Aural Communities on- and off-Screen

Marvin D'Lugo

Chapter 23: Film and Television

Josetxo Cerdan and Miguel Fernandez Labayen

Chapter 24: Latin American Film in the Digital Age

Gonzalo Aguilar, Mariana Lacunza, and Niamh Thornton
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About Anna M. Lopez

Marvin D'Lugo is Research Professor at Clark University, USA. He has written extensively on Hispanic transnational cinema, focusing on "audio politics" in Latin American film. He is currently completing a book on the digital cinema revolution in Mexico.

Ana M. Lopez is Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, USA. Her research is focused on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies. She is currently the editor of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas.

Laura Podalsky has authored The Politics of Affect and Emotion in the Contemporary Latin American Cinema (2011) and Specular City: Transforming Culture, Consumption, and Space in Buenos Aires, 1955-1973 (2004). She teaches Latin American film and cultural studies at the Ohio State University, USA.
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