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Contemporary Latin American Cinema : New Transnationalisms (Hardcover) (Dolores Tierney)
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In the late 1990s and early 2000s Latin American films like Amores perros, Y tu mamá también and Cidade de Deus enjoyed an unprecedented level of critical and commercial success in the world market. Benefitting from external financial and/or creative input, these films were considered examples of transnational cinema. Through a textual analysis of six filmmakers (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles and Juan José Campanella), this book examines these transnational films and the subsequent wave of commercially successful 'deterritorialised' films by the same directors. It argues that although films produced within the structures of the United States film industry may have been commercially successful, they are not necessarily apolitical or totally divorced from key notions of national or continental identity. Bringing a new perspective to the films of Latin America's transnational auteurs, this is a major contribution towards understanding how different genres function across different cultures.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / General
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Dolores Tierney
Street Date: March 31, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 247-24-5063
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