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978-0-8420-2681-9 • Hardback • November 1999 • $140.00 • (£108.00)
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Joanne Hershfield teaches media studies and production at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David R. Maciel is professor of history and chairperson of the Department of Chicano/Chicana Studies at California State University.
Part 1 Part I: The Silent Cinema
Chapter 2 In Quest of a National Cinema: The Silent Era
Chapter 3 The Birth of the Film Industry and the Emergence of Sound
Part 4 Part II: The Golden Age
Chapter 5 Adela Sequeyro and Matilde Landeta: Two Pioneer Women Directors
Chapter 6 Cantinflas and Tin Tan: Mexico's Greatest Comedians
Chapter 7 Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Cinema
Chapter 8 Melodrama and Social Comedy in the Cinema of the Golden Age
Chapter 9 From Collaboration to Containment: Hollywood and the International Political Economy of Mexican Cinema after the Second World War
Chapter 10 The Decline of the Golden Age and the Making of the Crisis
Part 11 Part III: The Contemporary Era
Chapter 12 Cinema and the State in Contemporary Mexico, 1970-1999
Chapter 13 Reconstructing the Border: Mexican Border Cinema and Its Relationship to Its Audience
Chapter 14 Women and Gender Representation in the Contemporary Cinema of Mexico
Chapter 15 Authentically Mexican?: Mi Querido Tom Mix and Cronos Reframe Critical Questions
In 12 essays, specialists and researchers from both sides of the border examine various aspects of the history and the current state of Mexican cinema. Especially well written and intriguing are essays on the decline of the golden age of film and a fascinating look at Mexican border cinema. Highly recommended.
— Library Journal
Hershfield and Maciel have performed a valuable service to English-language scholarship on Mexican cinema. The essays brought together in this volume cast a new light on the historical dynamics of an important cinematic tradition-its films and stars, its representations of national identity, its crises, and its problematic relations with Hollywood, the market and the state. A welcome addition to the growing bibliography on Latin American cinema.
— Randal Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
A valuable contribution to knowledge of the film industry in a country with a long and rich film history.
— Choice Reviews
Hershfield and Maciel have brought together a collection that illuminates Mexico's cinema over the last century.
— American Historical Review