1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema





ISBN 9781138855267
Published September 25, 2017 by Routledge
418 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Troubling Histories



Marvin D’Lugo, Ana M. López 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, and Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado





Chapter 4: Unpacking periodization



Laura Podalsky





Chapter 5: Off-screen culture



Maite Conde, Laura Isabel Serna, and María 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



María Luisa Ortega





Chapter 8: Realism, documentary, and the process genre in early New Latin American Cinema



Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky





II. Interrogating critical paradigms





Chapter 9: Cosmopolitan nationalisms: transnational aesthetic negotiations in early Latin American sound cinema



Adrián Pérez Melgosa





Chapter 10: Genre films then and now



Gerard Dapena





Chapter 11: New Latin American stardom



Dolores Tierney, Victoria Ruétalo, 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 Córdova David Wood, and Horacio Legrás





Chapter 15: Productions of space/places of construction: landscape and architecture in contemporary Latin American film



Jens Andermann





Chapter 16: Enduring art cinema



Nilo 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 L. Falicov





IV. Intermedialities





Chapter 19: Film and photography: an archeology



Andrea Cuarterolo





Chapter 20: Problematizing film and photography



Alejandro Kelly-Hopfenblatt and Silvana Flores





Chapter 21: Film and radio intermedialities in early Latin American sound cinema



Ana M. López





Chapter 22: Music in Latin American cinema: aural communities on- and off-screen



Marvin D’Lugo





Chapter 23: Film and television



Josetxo Cerdán and Miguel Fernández Labayen





Chapter 24: Latin American film in the digital age



Gonzalo Aguilar, Mariana Lacunza, and Niamh Thornton

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Biography

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. López 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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