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A Companion to Latin American Film


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Latin American cinema has seen major developments in the past half-century, and some of the most exciting work in contemporary film now originates there. This Companion traces its development from the mid 1890s, with particular attention to the early period when it was dominated by foreign film makers (or foreign models such as Hollywood), through the 1960s when as a genre it found its feet - the New Latin American Cinema movement - and beyond. Detailed analysis of the best twenty-five films of Latin America follows: cast and crew, awards, plots, themes and techniques. The 'Guide to Further Reading' includes important books, articles and Internet sites.

FILMS: Que viva México Los olvidados Dos tipos de cuidado Orfeu Negro Merias del subdesarrollo Lucía El chacal de Nahueltoro Yawar Mallku La batalla de Chile La última cena Pixote: a lei do mais fraco El Norte Camila La historia oficial Cartas del parque La tarea Yo, la peor de todas La frontera El viajea y chocolate Como agua para chocolate Central do Brasil Amores perros Y tu mamá también Cidade de Deus.

STEPHEN M. HART is Professor of Hispanic Studies, University College London, and PrHonorario, Universidad de San Marcos, Lima.


A welcome addition to the study of Latin American film and an essential text for both the study and teaching of undergraduate Latin American film courses. JILAS JOURNAL OF IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Hart's comments are intelligent and perceptive, and he provides solid information on each film. As a whole, the volume essentially constitutes the base for an excellent year-long introductory course on Latin American film. [...] A masterful contribution to the growing bibliography of monographs and reference works on Latin American film. MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW


First Published: 14 Oct 2004
13 Digit ISBN: 9781855661066
10 black and white illustrations
Pages: 236
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Tamesis Books
BIC Class: GTB

Details updated on 05 Oct 2015


  • 1  Introduction to Latin American Film
  • 2  Qué viva México!
  • 3  Los olvidados
  • 4  Dos tipos de cuidado
  • 5  Orfeu negro
  • 6  Memorias del subdesarrollo
  • 7  Lucía
  • 8  El chacal de Nahueltoro
  • 9  Yawar Mallku
  • 10  La batalla de Chile
  • 11  La última cena
  • 12  Pixote: a lei do mais fraco
  • 13  El Norte
  • 14  Camila
  • 15  La historia oficial
  • 16  Cartas del parque
  • 17  La tarea
  • 18  Yo, la peor de todas
  • 19  La frontera
  • 20  El viaje
  • 21  Fresa y chocolate
  • 22  Como agua para chocolate
  • 23  Central do Brasil
  • 24  Amores perros
  • 25  Y tu mamá también
  • 26  Cidade de Deus

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