Contemporary Hispanic Cinema: Interrogating the Transnational in Spanish and Latin American Film

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Stephanie Dennison
Tamesis Books, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
This book focuses on the cross-currents and points of contact in film production among so-called Hispanic countries (Spain, Portugal and Latin America), and in particular the impact that co-production and supranational funding initiatives are having on both the film industries and the films of Latin America in the twenty-first century. Together with chapters that discuss and further develop transnational approaches to reading films in the Hispanic and Latin American context, the volume includes chapters that focus on funding initiatives, such as IBERMEDIA, that are aimed at Spain, Portugal and Latin America. An analysis of such initiatives facilitates a nuanced discussion of the range of meanings afforded to the term transnationalism: from the workings of those driven by economic imperatives, such as co-productions and 'Hispanic' film festivals, to the cultural, for example the invention of a marketable 'Latinamericaness' in Spain, or a 'Hispanic aesthetic' elsewhere. Stephanie Dennison is Reader in Brazilian Studies at the University of Leeds
 

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Contents

Issues in Contemporary Filmmaking in the Hispanic World
1
A Transdisciplinary Perspective
25
3 Deconstructing and Reconstructing Transnational Cinema
47
Transnational Cinema Spains Public Relations Venture or Both?
67
Cine en Construcción Cinéma en Construction
89
6 Pedro Almodóvars Latin American Business
113
The Case of Josué Méndez
137
Fostering a Film Industry in Paraguay
155
9 Finance and Coproductions in Brazil
181
Afterword
205
Works Cited
207
Index
227
Backcover
245
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Reader in Brazilian Studies, University of Leeds

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