By Peter H. Rist
The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the lengthy heritage of cinema in Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 9 Spanish-speaking international locations. those motion pictures contain Los tres berretines, Prisioneros de l. a. tierra, los angeles balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde, los angeles hora de los hornos, El chacal de Nahueltoro, l. a. teta asustada, Abrir puertas y ventanas, El secreto de sus ojos, and NO.
This is finished via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on administrators, manufacturers, performers, motion pictures, movie studios and genres. This e-book is a superb entry element for college kids, researchers, and someone eager to understand extra concerning the South American Cinema.
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Indb xxxiii 3/26/14 10:25 AM xxxiv • CHRONOLOGY activity in São Paulo, including an anti-German film about World War I, Patria Brasileira (Brazilian Fatherland), by Guelfo Andalo. The first Brazilian animated film, O Kaiser, is made, and audiences witness the first appearance of a nude figure in their cinema, Miss May in Le Film de Diable. 1918 Argentina: Produced by Italian immigrant Federico Valle and directed by Quirino Cristiani, the world’s very first animated feature film, El apóstol (The Apostle), is made.
One of the last big studios, Argentina Sono Films, closes its doors. Bolivia: Antonio Eguino directs Chuquiago (the Aymara name of the capital, La Paz), which breaks box office records for a domestic film, with 400,000 admissions. Brazil: The popularity of locally made films continues, with the comedians Os Trapalhões’ Os Trapalhões nas Minas do Rei Salamão (. . in King Solomon’s Mines) eventually being seen by seven million Brazilians. Colombia: A screen quota of 20 days per year per theater for national films is introduced.
Indb xxxiv 3/26/14 10:25 AM CHRONOLOGY • xxxv the Pernambuco cycle. In Cataguesas, Humberto Mauro makes his first film, Valadião o Cratera, launching the Minas Gerais regional cycle. Two new film schools are opened in São Paulo. Chile: Fiction feature film production is the highest in South America—fifteen—but the only surviving example, El húsar de la muerte (Death’s Hussar), directed by Pedro Sienna, is thought to be the best. Paraguay: Hipólito Jorge Carrón and his nephew begin to make documentaries, the first films made in the country.
Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema by Peter H. Rist