Category Archives: Latin American Film

San Francisco part 2 – the conference.

I have decided to Storify this conference here.

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What’s in a name?

For academics and authors naming something is quite a responsibility, but one which we don’t always give the right sort of thought.  Titles can be descriptive, provocative, thought-provoking, catchy, reliant on puns or zeitgeisty. However you think about it, it … Continue reading

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Review: Robert Burgoyne (ed) The Epic in World Culture

My review of this book: Robert Burgoyne (ed) The Epic in World Culture New York and London: AFI Film Readers and Routledge, 2011, 391pp, ISBN978-0-415-99018-9 appears in Spanish here, in the online Argentine journal Imagofagia.  For an English version see, below. … Continue reading

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Further reflections on Third cinema

To add to my post of the 15th of March, here’s Michael Chanan’s reflection on Third Cinema: http://tinyurl.com/7bvordp

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Latin American “Third” Cinema and its Legacies

A two-day colloquium at the University of Oxford, 9th-10th March 2012, on “third” cinema, was both stimulating and varied.  What is “third” cinema?  The inverted commas were, no doubt a deliberate acknowledgement of the difficulties involved in using the word … Continue reading

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Student protests in Chile

Here is a link to Michael Chanan’s report on his recent visit to Chile and the student protests that are taking place there: http://www.putneydebater.com/2011/12/13/the-persistence-of-allende%e2%80%99s-vision/

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