Latin American Films, 1932-1994: A Critical Filmography (Paperback)

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In 1931 Antonio Moreno completed Santa, Mexico's first true sound film. In it he established one of the foremost genres of Latin American cinema--the popular melodrama--which continues to this day. Latin American filmmakers came to the fore in the fifties and sixties and, as 1992's Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) showed, Latin American films continue to be a major part of the international film scene. In this work over 300 of the most significant films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and other Latin American countries are covered. Each entry includes the English title, director, year of release, running time, language, country and a detailed plot synopsis. Notes about the production and the filmmakers are also provided for many entries.

About the Author

The late Ronald Schwartz was a professor emeritus of Romance languages and film at City University of New York (Kingsborough) and the author of numerous books. He lived in Manhattan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786422265
ISBN-10: 0786422262
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 304
Language: English