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Making cinelandia : American films and Mexican film culture before the Golden Age / Laura Isabel Serna.

Author/Creator:
Serna, Laura Isabel, 1971-
Publication:
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (334 p.)
Subjects:
Motion pictures, Mexican -- History -- 20th century.
National characteristics, Mexican, in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures, American -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In the 1920s, as American films came to dominate the country's cinemas, many of Mexico's cultural and political elites feared that this ""Yanqui Invasion"" would turn Mexico into a cultural vassal of the United States. In Making Cinelandia, Laura Isabel Serna contends that Hollywood films were not simply tools of cultural imperialism. Instead, they offered Mexicans on both sides of the border an imaginative and crucial means of participating in global modernity, even as these films and their producers and distributors frequently displayed anti-Mexican bias. Before the ""Golden Age"
Contents:
The Yanqui invasion
U.S. motion picture companies go South of the border
American movies, Mexican modernity: the cinema as a national space
In Lola's house: fan discourse in the making of Mexican film culture
Border crossings
La virgen and La Pelona: film culture, border crossing, and the modern Mexican woman
Denigrating pictures: censorship and the politics of U.S. film in greater Mexico
Al cine: Mexican migrants go to the movies.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8223-7679-2
OCLC:
1139402633
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