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Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring

A Carioca Belle De Jour: A Dama Do Lotação and Brazilian Sexuality
IntroductionA dama do lotaçao/Lady on the Bus (Neville D'Almeida, Brazil) was released in 1978. It was adapted from a crônica, published around 20 years earlier by playwright and journalist Nelson Rodrigues, who died in 1980. Rodrigues, as well as being...
Black Orpheus in Color
Black themes, a frequent political banner in Brazilian cinema from the mid 50s through the end of the 70s, practically disappeared from the film scene with the decline of the Left and the increasing depoliticizing of the arts which began in the 80s.Orfeu...
Decolonizing the Frame: Indigenous Video in the Andes
During the presidential elections of June 2002 in Bolivia, the Aymara Indian Evo Morales, leader of the coca growers in the subtropical region of the Bolivian Chapare, gained 20% of the national vote. His success heightened existing anxiety among the...
Editorial
The point of departure for this issue was the 'Latin-American Cinema: Theory and Praxis' conference that took place at the University of Leeds, England, in June 1999, with the support of the University and the British Academy. This conference was significant...
Interior Dialogue in the Work of T. G. Alea
The following is a slightly expanded translation of a paper presented to a symposium on the work of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea at the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, in January 2002. The interview with Alea on which it is based was recorded in Madrid, 1-3...
Los Hijos De Menem: The New Independent Argentine Cinema, 1995-1999
Beginning in 1995, a new gritty urban style of filmmaking emerged in Argentina. This group of fresh talent came primarily from a host of new film schools that opened in Buenos Aires (in addition to the few established film programs like Avellaneda in...
Mexican National Cinema and Beyond
Mexican National Cinema and Beyond Mexico's cinema: a century of film and filmmakers. Edited by Joanne Hershfield and David R. Maciel. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources Books. 1999.With its inclusion of the work of an unusually wide range of scholars,...
Mocking Documentary
Mocking Documentary Faking it: mock-documentary and the subversion of factuality. Jane Roscoe and Craig Might Manchester University Press 2001The 'Where's Lucky?' advertising campaign caught the attention of the British public. The campaign was in two...
Politics of Representation: Television in a São Paulo Favela
I think I've read almost half of Agatha Christie's work. I like Sidney Sheldon a lot. I love thrillers and Jo Soares. I did not like Adriane Galisteu's book. I thought she was worse. I've read O guarani by José de Alencar. I read magazines and newspapers....
The 6th Shanghai International Film Festival
Open arms and crowded roomsThe Shanghai Film Art Centre, a multi-screen cinema complex that served as headquarters for the 6th Shanghai International Film Festival, was buzzing in the warm late afternoons of last June. People would come in big masses,...
The Brazilian Chanchada and Hollywood Paradigms (1930-1959)
From the mid 1930s until the end of the 1950s Brazilian cinema was dominated by a popular tradition which came to be known as the chanchada, a term that was coined in the 1930s by journalists and film critics to refer scathingly to the highly derivative,...
The Smart Set
The Smart Set Ambient television: visual culture and public space. Anna McCarthy. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.In the early pages of Ambient Television, Anna McCarthy considers a Times of London restaurant review of a local Planet Hollywood. The...
Walter Salles Interviews Four Argentine Filmmakers
Lucrecia Martel, Pablo Reyero, Daniel Burman and Pablo TraperoThis interview took place on May 16, 2002 in Buenos Aires.Brazilian director Walter Salles Jr. has made, among other films, Central do Brasil/Central Station (Brazil, 1998) and Abril despedaçado/Behind...
Women of the Waterfront in River Plate Cinema: Jana Bokova's Harbour
In 1998 the Czech director Jana Bokova was in Buenos Aires making a film based on the story Diariopara un cuento (Diary for a short story) from the final volume of tales written and published by the Argentine author Julio Cortázar (1914-84) (Cortázar...