Themes in Latin American Cinema

A Critical Survey, 2d ed.

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About the Book

This updated and expanded edition gives further critical analysis of 23 Latin American films from the last 20 years, including the addition of four films from Bolivia.Explored throughout the text are seven crucial themes in Latin American film: the indigenous image, sexuality, childhood, female protagonists, crime and corruption, fratricidal wars, and writers as characters. Designed as a guide for teachers of Hispanic culture or Latin American film and literature, the book provides a sweeping look at the logistical circumstances of filmmaking in the region along with the criteria involved in interpreting a Latin American film. It also includes interviews with and brief biographies of influential filmmakers, along with film synopses, production details and credits, transcripts of selected scenes, and suggestions for further discussion and analysis.

About the Author(s)

Keith John Richards has taught Latin American film and literature at the University of Leeds and at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He lives in London, England.

Bibliographic Details

Keith John Richards
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7782-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3776-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Reviews from the first edition: “Valuable”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly