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ISBN 9781841503752
Paperback pages
Published December 2010
Imprint: Intellect
Books by Carolina Rocha
Books by Cacilda M. Rego
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As part of a raft of neoliberal economic reforms in the early 1990s, Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello and Argentine president Carlos Menem eliminated long-standing state financial support for cinema. National film production, distribution, and exhibition were deeply affected by the absence of the entire structure and legislation (that) on which they had relied (on) for decades. By the mid-1990s, however, new laws (had been) were passed reestablishing subsidies and credit lines - and allowing for a rebirth of national cinema in both countries.
This comprehensive and accessible volume surveys Brazilian and Argentine cinematic production from its subsequent dramatic rebirth to the present. It addresses not only the commercially successful films but also the effects of globalization and cultural policies on public incentives for filmmaking. An indispensable resource for students of film and cultural studies, New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema is moreover an exciting glimpse into a momentous period in recent cinematic history.


Chapter titles
I. Introduction
II. General Considerations
The Fall and Rise of Brazilian Cinema
(Cacilda Rêgo)
Globo Filmes, Sony and the Pre-Sold Promise: Commercial Filmmaking in the Brazilian Retomada
Courtney Brannon-Donoghue
Close Strangers: The Role of Regional Cultural Policies in Brazilian and Argentinean New Cinemas
Marina Moguillansky
Contemporary Argentine Cinema during Neoliberalism
Carolina Rocha
New Visions of Patagonia: Video Collectives and the Creation of a Regional Movement in Argentina’s South
Tamara Falicov
III. Citizens and New Types of Citizenship, Class
Leaving and Letting Go in Live-in-maid
Ana Ros
Electoral Normalcy and Social Anomaly: the Nueve reinas/Nine Queens paradigm and reformulated Argentine cinema, 1989-2001.
Ana Laura Lunish
Staging Class and Ethnicity in Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga
Ana Peluffo
Landscape and the Artist’s Frame in Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga and La niña santa
Amanda Holmes
Transactional Fictions: (Sub)urban Realism in the Films of Caetano and Trapero
Beatriz Urraca
Police and Policing in Recent Argentine Cinema
James Scorer
The productive web of Brazil's urban über-dramas
Piers Armstrong
Fernando Meirelles’s City of God: The Representation of Racial Resentment and Violence in the New Brazilian Social Cinema
Vanessa Fitzgibbon
IV. Gender/Genre
The Dystopian City: Gendered Interpretations of the Urban in Um Céu de Estrelas (Tata Amaral, 1996) and Vagón Fumador (Verónica Chen, 2001)
Charlotte Gleghorn
Reimagining Rosinha with Andrucha Waddington and Elena Soarez: Nature, Woman, and Sexuality in the Brazilian Northeast from Popular Music to Cinema
Jack Draper III
The Laughter Contract: Filmed History and Image Demolition in Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil
Regina Felix
Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking before and after the Retomada
Leslie Marsh
Notes on Contributors
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