The Film Industry in Argentina

An Illustrated Cultural History


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About the Book

Argentina fell in love with movies as soon as they were first exhibited in 1896. Even before World War I, Argentina was one of the biggest film markets in the world and continues to be a major film market today.
This history of the Argentine film industry—starting with the earliest film exhibitions in 1897—covers film music, broadcasting, the introduction of film with sound, the impact of the American film industry on the Argentine, the industrialization of Argentine film, Hollywood films in Spanish, the tango in film and local stars. Reference material includes filmographic information and reviews from numerous publications. Photographs offer a look at film stills, promotions, and the people involved in the industry, and an index provides quick access to names and titles.

About the Author(s)

Film critic Jorge Finkielman lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

Jorge Finkielman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 278
Bibliographic Info: 80 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1628-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8344-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“detail[s] Argentina’s love affair with the medium”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.