New transnationalisms in contemporary Latin American cinemas

Tierney, Dolores (2018) New transnationalisms in contemporary Latin American cinemas. Traditions in World Cinema Series . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748645732

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In the late 1990s and early 2000s Latin American films like Amores perros, Diarios de motocicleta, Y tu mamá también and Cidade de Deus enjoyed an unprecedented level of critical and commercial success in global markets. Benefiting 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 and other transnational films including the subsequent wave of commercially successful ‘deterritorialized’ films by the same directors. It argues that although the films produced within the structures of the United States film industry may have been commercially successful, they are not necessarily apolitical nor totally divorced from key notions of national or continental identity. Bringing a new perspective to the films of Latin America’s transnational auteurs, New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas is a major contribution towards understanding how different genres function across different cultures.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: film, world cinema, transnational cinema, Latin American Cinema
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Dolores Tierney
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2021 02:00

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