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The Resource Experimental Latin American cinema : history and aesthetics, by Cynthia Tompkins

Experimental Latin American cinema : history and aesthetics, by Cynthia Tompkins

Label
Experimental Latin American cinema : history and aesthetics
Title
Experimental Latin American cinema
Title remainder
history and aesthetics
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Tompkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While there are numerous film studies that focus on one particular grouping of films by nationality, by era, or by technique here is the first single volume that incorporates all of the above, offering a broad overview of experimental Latin American film produced over the last twenty years. Analyzing seventeen recent films by eleven different filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, Cynthia Tompkins uses a comparative approach that finds commonalities among the disparate works in terms of their influences, aesthetics, and techniques. Tompkins introduces each film first in its sociohistorical context before summarizing it and then subverting its canonical interpretation. Pivotal to her close readings of the films and their convergences as a collective cinema is Tompkins s application of Deleuzian film theory and the concept of the time-image as it pertains to the treatment of time and repetition. Tompkins also explores such topics as the theme of decolonization, the consistent use of montage, paratactically structured narratives, and the fusion of documentary conventions and neorealism with drama. An invaluable contribution to any dialogue on the avant-garde in general and to filmmaking both in and out of Latin America, Experimental Latin American Cinema is also a welcome and insightful addition to Latin American studies as a whole
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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Tompkins, Cynthia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Experimental films
  • Experimental films
  • Latin America
Label
Experimental Latin American cinema : history and aesthetics, by Cynthia Tompkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes a filmography with the bibliography
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: mise-en-scène, a seemingly international staging -- A neonoir skew to the action-image. A shimmering suture: Fabián Bielinsky's epileptic El aura -- Slippery criminal pleasures: intermediality and voyeurism in Jorge Furtado's O homem que copiava -- Endless quest: chasing sex, lies, and money at the gates of hell in Heitor Dhalia's O cheiro do ralo -- Road movies. The paradoxical effect of the documentary: Walter Salles's Central do Brasil -- Twin piques: the double discourse of Carlos Sorín's El camino de San Diego -- Orphans' solidarity: María Victoria Menis's El cielito -- Drama. Sculpting time: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's Como pasan las horas -- The past engulfs the present: Josué Méndez's Días de Santiago -- Experimental auteurism. Whether or not to end one's life: Carlos Reygadas's Japón -- Crime and self-inflicted punishment: Carlos Reygadas's Batalla en el cielo -- Experimental auteurism and intertextuality. The miracle of female bonding in patriarchal society: Carlos Reygadas's Stellet licht -- Cyclical scapegoating: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's Extranjera -- The irrevocable nature of curses: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's El recuento de los daños -- Splintered mirrors, echoes, and reverberations: Fernando Pérez Valdés's Madrigal -- Experimental pseudo-documentary. Room with a view: Fernando Pérez Valdés's Suite Habana -- Life is and is not: Paz Encina's Hamaca paraguaya -- Conclusion: possible futures
Control code
ocn876883046
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780292762091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876883046
Label
Experimental Latin American cinema : history and aesthetics, by Cynthia Tompkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes a filmography with the bibliography
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: mise-en-scène, a seemingly international staging -- A neonoir skew to the action-image. A shimmering suture: Fabián Bielinsky's epileptic El aura -- Slippery criminal pleasures: intermediality and voyeurism in Jorge Furtado's O homem que copiava -- Endless quest: chasing sex, lies, and money at the gates of hell in Heitor Dhalia's O cheiro do ralo -- Road movies. The paradoxical effect of the documentary: Walter Salles's Central do Brasil -- Twin piques: the double discourse of Carlos Sorín's El camino de San Diego -- Orphans' solidarity: María Victoria Menis's El cielito -- Drama. Sculpting time: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's Como pasan las horas -- The past engulfs the present: Josué Méndez's Días de Santiago -- Experimental auteurism. Whether or not to end one's life: Carlos Reygadas's Japón -- Crime and self-inflicted punishment: Carlos Reygadas's Batalla en el cielo -- Experimental auteurism and intertextuality. The miracle of female bonding in patriarchal society: Carlos Reygadas's Stellet licht -- Cyclical scapegoating: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's Extranjera -- The irrevocable nature of curses: Inés de Oliveira Cézar's El recuento de los daños -- Splintered mirrors, echoes, and reverberations: Fernando Pérez Valdés's Madrigal -- Experimental pseudo-documentary. Room with a view: Fernando Pérez Valdés's Suite Habana -- Life is and is not: Paz Encina's Hamaca paraguaya -- Conclusion: possible futures
Control code
ocn876883046
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780292762091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876883046

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