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.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113885526X
  • 9781138855267
  • 1,518,909

About Marvin D'Lugo

Marvin D'Lugo is Research Professor at Clark University. 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. 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.show more

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 Perspectives 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 Thorntonshow more