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David William Foster's elegantly concise book offers many perspicacious insights about trends in Mexican cinema over the last three decades, especially since 1989.

David William Foster's elegantly concise book offers many perspicacious insights about trends in Mexican cinema over the last three decades, especially since 1989. As a collection of readings of major contemporary Mexican movies, this book is superb and unprecedented. Cynthia Steele, Chair, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Washington).

David William Foster analyzes how Mexican filmmakers have used Mexico City as a vehicle for exploring such issues as crime, living space, street life, youth culture, political and police corruption, safety hazards, gender roles, and ethnic and social identities. The book is divided into three sections.

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Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but almost as a protagonist in its own right, whose conditions both create meaning for and receive meaning from the human lives lived in its midst.

David William Foster analyzes how Mexican filmmakers have used . I do not know what an inventory of images of Mexico City in contemporary Mexican cultural production might look like. David William Foster's elegantly concise book offers many perspicacious insights about trends in Mexican cinema over the last three decades, especially since 1989.

Foster does not settle with Mexico City used as backdrop, but in how the city, with its complex past and present, reveals itself in his study of several select films. The period roughly covers the late Sixties to the present, a time when contemporary Mexican cinema emerged, distinctively breaking with Mexico's golden age of filmmaking. Included are films that received international attention and lesser-known films selected for their distinctive qualities.

The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the ending of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies th. .

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Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but almost as a protagonist in its own right, whose conditions both create meaning for and receive meaning from the human lives lived in its midst. Through close readings of fourteen recent critically acclaimed films, this book watches Mexican cinema in this process of producing cultural meaning through its creation, enaction, and interpretation of the idea of Mexico City.

David William Foster analyzes how Mexican filmmakers have used Mexico City as a vehicle for exploring such issues as crime, living space, street life, youth culture, political and police corruption, safety hazards, gender roles, and ethnic and social identities. The book is divided into three sections. "Politics of the City" examines the films Rojo amanecer, Novia que te vea, Frida, naturaleza viva, and Sexo, pudor y lágrimas. "Human Geographies" looks at El Callejón de los Milagros, Mecánica nacional, El castillo de la pureza, Todo el poder, and Lolo. "Mapping Gender" discusses Danzón, De noche vienes, Esmeralda, La tarea, Lola, and Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda.

Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema epub download

ISBN13: 978-0292725416

ISBN: 0292725418

Author: David William Foster

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)

Pages: 196 pages

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