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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Global Mexican Cinema

Its Golden Age

ISBN 9781844575336
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series Cultural Histories of Cinema

A lively and cogent exploration of the golden age of Mexican cinema, which spanned the 1930s through to the 1950s. This book examines both Mexican cinema's role in building an imagined national community within Mexico and its economic and cultural impact on Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

Robert Irwin is Professor and Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Spanish and Portugese at the University of California, USA. He is the author of Bandits, Captives, Heroines and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands (2007), and co-editor of Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies (2011).

Mariacruz Castro Ricalde is Professor of Humanities at the Tecnológico de Monterry, Mexico. She is the author and co-editor of several books on Mexican culture and literature in Spanish, including El Cine Mexicano se Impone (2012).

Introduction; Robert McKee Irwin and Maricruz Castro Ricalde
1. Rumba Caliente Beats Foxtrot: Cinematic Cultural Exchanges Between Mexico and Cuba; Maricruz Castro Ricalde (Robert McKee Irwin, trans.)
2. Así se quere en Antioquia: Mexican Golden Age Cinema in Colombia; Robert McKee Irwin
3. Mexico's Appropriation of the Latin American Visual Imaginary: Rómulo Gallegos in Mexico; Robert McKee Irwin
4. Latin American Rivalry: Libertad Lamarque in Mexican Golden Age Cinema; Mónica Szurmuk and Maricruz Castro Ricalde (Robert McKee Irwin, trans.)
5. Mexican National Cinema in the USA: Good Neighbors and Transnational Mexican Audiences; Robert McKee Irwin
6. Panhispanic Romances in Times of Rupture: Spanish-Mexican Cinema; Inmaculada Álvarez and Maricruz Castro Ricalde (Robert McKee Irwin, trans.)
7. Vedro Nebo in Far Off Lands: Mexican Golden Age Cinema's Unexpected Triumph in Tito's Yugoslavia; Dubravka Sužnjevi? and Robert McKee Irwin
Epilogue; Robert McKee Irwin and Maricruz Castro Ricalde


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