The Cinema of Latin America

Edited by Alberto Elena and Marina Díaz López. With an introduction by Walter Salles

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of Latin America

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Pub Date: March 2004

ISBN: 9781903364833

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The Cinema of Latin America

Edited by Alberto Elena and Marina Díaz López. With an introduction by Walter Salles

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of Latin America is the first volume in the new 24 Frames series of studies of national and regional cinema. In taking an explicitly text-centered approach, the books in this series offer a unique way of considering the particular concerns, styles and modes of representation of numerous national cinemas around the world. This volume focuses on the vibrant practices that make up Latin American cinema, a historically important regional cinema and one that is increasingly returning to popular and academic appreciation. Through 24 individual concise and insightful essays that each consider one significant film or documentary, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique introduction to the cinematic output of countries as diverse as Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and Venezuala. The work of directors such as Luis Buñuel, Thomas Guiterrez Alea, Walter Salles, and Alfonso Arau is discussed and the collection includes in-depth studies of seminal works as such Los Olvidados, The Hour of the Furnaces, Like Water For Chocolate, Foreign Land, and Amoros Perros.
Notes on Contributors
Preface, by Walter Salles
Introduction, by Alberto Elena and Marina Díaz Lopez
1. Limite / Limit, by José Carlos Avellar
2. Allá en el Rancho Grande / Over There on the Big Ranch, by Eduardo De La Vega Alfaro
3. Besos Brujos / Enchanting Kisses, by César Maranghello and Diana Paladino
4. María Candelaria, by Julia Tuñón
5. Los Olvidados / The Young and the Damned, by Juan Carlos Ibáñez and Manuel Palacio
6. O Cangaceiro, by Breixo Viejo
7. Rio, 40 Graus / Rio, 40 Degrees, by Heliodoro San Miguel
8. La Casa Del Ángel / The House of the Angel, by Claudio España
9. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol / Black God, White Devil, by Ivana Bentes
10. Memorias DEL Subdesarrollo / Memories of Underdevelopment, by Nancy Berthier
11. Luciá, by Julie Amiot
12. La Hora de los Hornos / The Hour of the Furnaces, by Mariano Mestman
13. Reed, México Insurgente / Reed: Insurgent Mexico, by Carmen Elisa Gómez
14. De Cierta Manera / One Way or Another, by Marina Díaz López
15. La Batalla De Chile / The Battle of Chile, by María Luisa Ortega
16. Bye Bye Brasil / Bye Bye Brazil, by João Luiz Vieira
17. Tiempo de Revancha / Time of Revenge, by David Oubiña
18. La Historia Oficial / The Official Story, by Clara Kriger
19. La Boca del Lobo / The Lion's Den, by Ricardo Bedoya
20. La Nación Clandestina / The Clandestine Nation, by Jorge Ruffinelli
21. Principio y Fin / Beginning and End, by Vicente J. Benet
22. Terra Estrangeira / Foreign Land, by Alberto Elena
23. Amores Perros / Love's a Bitch, by Marvin D'Lugo
24. La Ciénaga / The Swamp, by Ana Martín Morán
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Alberto Elena teaches History of Film at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is the Editor of Secuencias: Revista de Historia del Cine. He has extensively published on cinemas from the South and his publications include El cine del Tercer Mundo: diccionario de realizadores and Los cines periféricos.Marina Díaz López is a lecturer at the Film Department of the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid. She is the managing editor of Secuencias: Revista de Historia del Cine and has co-edited with Alberto Elena Tierra en trance: al cine latinoamericano en cien películas.