The Cinema of Latin America (24 Frames)

December 1, 2020
The Cinema of Latin America (24 Frames)

The Cinema of Latin America is the first volume in thenew 24 Frames series of studies of national and regionalcinema. In taking an explicitly text-centered approach, the booksin this series offer a unique way of considering the particularconcerns, styles and modes of representation of numerous nationalcinemas around the world. This volume focuses on the vibrantpractices that make up Latin American cinema, a historicallyimportant regional cinema and one that is increasingly returning topopular and academic appreciation. Through 24 individual conciseand insightful essays that each consider one significant film ordocumentary, the editors of this volume have compiled a uniqueintroduction to the cinematic output of countries as diverse asBrazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and Venezuala. Thework of directors such as Luis Bunuel, Thomas Guiterrez Alea,Walter Salles, and Alfonso Arau is discussed and the collectionincludes in-depth studies of seminal works as such LosOlvidados, The Hour of the Furnaces, Like Water For Chocolate,Foreign Land, and Amoros Perros.