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Visual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America
 
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Visual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America
Edited by Miriam Haddu and Joanna Page
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 Jun 2009
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This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution and marketing.


Description

This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution and marketing.


Reviews

"Individually these theoretically informed essays explore the unique ways in which Latin American films and theorists have engaged with documentary versus fiction debates. Taken as a whole, the essays manage to illuminate textual nuances within precise contexts spanning more than a half a century. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty." - Choice

"Visual Synergies is an excellent collection on a vital topic. It brings together some of the most distinguished scholars working in the field and covers an admirably wide range of films." - Paul Julian Smith, FBA, Professor of Spanish, University of Cambridge

"This is the first edited volume with a focus on both fiction and documentary filmmaking in Latin America. Well focused and highly pertinent to the field, Haddu and Page's collection fills the void in this important yet neglected area in Latin American film studies. This book will be of value to scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates in Film Studies and Latin American Studies." - Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, Portsmouth University

"The contributors to thsi volume address the intersection of elements and issues associated with both modes of expression. Individually these theoretically informed essays explore the unique ways in which Latin American films and theorists have engaged with documentary versus fiction debates. Taken as a whole, the essays manage to illuminate textual nuances within precise contexts spanning more than half a century." - A.M. Stock, Choice


Contents


Foreword; M.Haddu& J.Page
The Space between Fiction and Documentary in Latin American Cinema: Towards a Genealogy; M.Chanan
PART I: DOCUMENTARY IN FICTION
Deconstructive Effect of the Documentary in Central do Brasil; Cynthia Tompkins Filming Psychoanalysis: The Documentation of Paranoia and the Paranoid Gaze in Buñuel's Él; J.Gutiérrez-Albilla
The Zoological Gaze: Knowledge and Spectatorship in New Argentine Cinema; J.Page
Something is Not Quite Right: Recombining Film History in Stan Douglas' Inconsolable Memories; C.Aldarondo
Documenting Urban Fictions in the New Argentine Cinema; J.Cisneros
PART II: FICTION IN DOCUMENTARY
Cuban Documentary: Truth or Fiction?; A.Anderson
Between the Image and the Word: Minority Discourses and Community Construction in the Documentary of Eduardo Coutinho; M.Cunha
De-referencing the Real: Documentary Mediascapes in the Films of Carlos Marcovich; G.Kantaris
Film on Sound: Popular Music and Intellectual Authority in Cuban Revolutionary Film of the 1960s; D.Robbins
A Tale of Two Cities: The image of Buenos Aires in Contemporary Argentine Cinema; H.P.Blanco
PART III: HYBRID FORMS
Cinematic Hybrids and the Self-Conscious Lens in Aro Tolbukhin: en la mente del asesino and Sobreviviente; M.Haddu
Cofralandes: A Multi-narrative Space for Chilean Identity; A.R.Remedi
Mockumentary as Post-nationalism: National Identity in A Day without a Mexican; A.De la Garza
Globo, Saudade, and the Shaping of National Memory and Consciousness; M.Bird


Authors

MIRIAM HADDU is Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. 
JOANNA PAGE is Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.