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A Companion to Latin American Cinema. Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas

  • ID: 4090187
  • Book
  • Region: Latin America
  • 560 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Latin American films are enjoying unprecedented success with audiences around the world, with filmmakers garnering top awards both in the United States and at international film festivals. A Companion to Latin American Cinema brings together filmmakers, critics, historians, and scholars to provide a wide–ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty–first century

The authors address the important national cinemas of such countries as Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, as well as the emerging cinematic traditions of Cuba, Bolivia, Guatemala, and others. Interviews with acclaimed auteurs and leading voices of Latin American cinema are also featured, including Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu and Chilean director Pablo Larraín. A variety of thematic, theoretical, and historical perspectives are explored, including new movements and developments in Latin American cinema and how technological advances have allowed smaller South and Central American nations to nurture a film industry without state funding. Scholarly and thought–provoking, A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers bold insights into a cinematic tradition that has emerged at the vanguard of twenty–first–century filmmaking.

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Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction 1Maria M. Delgado, Stephen M. Hart, and Randal Johnson

Part I The Film Industry: Funding, Production, Distribution, Exhibition 19

1 Television and the Transformation of the Star System in Brazil 21Randal Johnson

2 Stardom in Spanish America 36Leah Kemp

3 Audiovisual Sector Incentives and Public Policy in Selected Latin American Countries 54Steve Solot

4 Film, the Audiovisual, and New Technology in Latin America: Public Policy in the Context of Digital Convergence 71Roque Gonzalez Translated by Franny Brogan and Randal Johnson

5 Film Funding Opportunities for Latin American Filmmakers: A Case for Further North South Collaboration in Training and Film Festival Initiatives 85Tamara L. Falicov

6 The Film Festival Circuit: Identity Transactions in a Translational Economy 99Mar DiestroDopido

Part II Continental Currents: Documenting and Representing Identities 115

7 Latin American Documentary: A Political Trajectory 117Michael Chanan

8 The Politics of Landscape 133Jens Andermann

9 From Postmodernity to Post Identity: Latin American Film after the Great Divide 150Geoffrey Kantaris

10 Indigenous Filmmaking in Latin America 167Charlotte Gleghorn

11 What Is the Child for Latin American Cinema? Spectatorship, Mobility, and Authenticity in Pedro Gonzalez Rubio s Alamar (2009) 187Deborah Martin

12 Affect, Nostalgia, and Modernization: Popular Music in Twenty First Century Mexican and Chilean Cinema 201Duncan Wheeler

Part III National Cinemas: Initiatives, Movements, and Challenges 217

13 Memories of Cuban Cinema, 1959 2015 219Joel del Rio and Enrique Colina Translated by Stephen M. Hart

14 Politics, Memory and Fiction(s) in Contemporary Argentine Cinema: The Kirchnerist Years 238Maria M. Delgado and Cecilia Sosa

15 Neoliberalism and the Politics of Affect and Self Authorship in Contemporary Chilean Cinema 269Joanna Page

16 Popular Cinema/Quality Television: A New Paradigm for the Mexican Mediascape 285Paul Julian Smith

17 Alumbramento, Friendship, and Failure: New Filmmaking in Brazil in the Twenty First Century 294Denilson Lopes Translated by Stephen M. Hart

18 The Reinvention of Colombian Cinema 307Juana Suarez

19 Rendering the Invisible Visible: Reflections on the Costa Rican Film Industry in the Twenty First Century 325Liz Harvey

Part IV New Configurations: Travel, Technology, Television 341

20 The Horizontal Spread of a Vertical Malady: Cosmopolitanism and History in Pernambuco s Recent Cinematic Sensation 343Lucia Nagib

21 Artists Cinema in Brazil 357Andre Parente Translated by Randal Johnson

22 Brazilian Film and Television in Times of Intermedia Diversification 375Esther Hamburger

23 A Mexican in Hollywood or Hollywood in Mexico? Globalized Culture and Alfonso Cuaron s Films 392German Martinez Martinez

24 Latin American Cinema s Trojan Horse 408Stephen M. Hart and Owen Williams

Part V The Interview Corner: Pragmatics and Praxis 431

25 Finding the right balance : An Interview with Martin Rejtman 433Maria M. Delgado

26 Escaping from an ordinary world into a more epic one : An Interview with Alvaro Brechner 446Maria M. Delgado

27 The capacity to create mystery : An Interview with Pablo Larrain 459Maria M. Delgado

28 A story might be similar from different places, but the language of representation is not : An Interview with Jeannette Paillan 473Charlotte Gleghorn

29 Meeting points : An Interview with Mariana Rondon and Marite Ugas 487Maria M. Delgado

30 Film is about connecting : An Interview with Diego Luna 499Maria M. Delgado

31 The bridge between the others and us : An Interview with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 509Damon Wise

Index 519

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