Cinemachismo : masculinities and sexuality in Mexican film / Sergio de la Mora
Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2006.
Call No: 744-01(72) MOR Author: Mora, Sergio de la Source: US Place: Austin, Texas Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE (MX, Alfonso Arau, 1992); DANZON (MX, Maria Novaro, 1991); INFANTE, PEDRO; MEXICO; PROSTITUTES IN FILMS; Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (MX, Alfonso Cuaron, 2001) Summary: "After the modern Mexican state came into being following the Revolution of 1910, hyper-masculine machismo came to be a defining characteristic of "mexicanidad," or Mexican national identity. Virile men (pelados and charros), virtuous prostitutes as mother figures, and minstrel-like gay men were held out as desired and/ or abject models not only in governmental rhetoric and propaganda, but also in literature and popular culture, particularly in the cinema. Indeed, cinema provided an especially effective staging ground for the construction of a gendered and sexualized national identity. In this book, Sergio de la Mora offers the first extended analysis of how Mexican cinema has represented masculinities and sexualities and their relationship to national identity from 1950 to 2004. He focuses on three traditional genres (the revolutionary melodrama, the cabaretera [dancehall] prostitution melodrama, and the musical comedy "buddy movie") and one subgenre (the fichera brothel-cabaret comedy) of classic and contemporary cinema. By concentrating on the changing conventions of these genres, de la Mora reveals how Mexican films have both supported and subverted traditional heterosexual norms of Mexican national identity. In particular, his analyses of Mexican cinematic icons Pedro Infante and Gael Garciacute;a Bernal and of Arturo Ripstein's cult film El lugar sin liacute;mites illuminate cinema's role in fostering distinct figurations of masculinity, queer spectatorship, and gay male representations. De la Mora completes this exciting interdisciplinary study with an in-depth look at how the Mexican state brought about structural changes in the film industry between 1989 and 1994 through the work of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), paving the way for a renaissance in the national cinema." - taken from back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-226) and index -- Lambda Literary Awards (nominated), 2007. -- Formerly CIP. ISBN: 9780292712973 Contents: Preface: How I too came to love Pedro Infante – Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Macho Nation? -- Midnight virgin": melodramas of prostitution in literature and film -- Pedro Infante unveiled: masculinities in the Mexican "buddy movie" -- The last dance: (homo)sexuality and representation in Arturo Ripstein's El lugar sin limites and the fichera subgenre -- Mexico's third-wave new cinema and the cultural politics of film -- Epilogue. Mexican cinema is dead! Long live Mexican cinema! – Notes – Works Consulted -- Index More info
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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE : (MX, Alfonso Arau, 1992)
Film/literature/heritage : a sight and sound reader / edited by Ginette Vincendeau
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Call No: 753 FIL Author: Vincendeau, Ginette, 1948 CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 284p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. DICKENS, CHARLES; ADAPTATIONS. JAMES, HENRY; ADAPTATIONS. LEONARD, ELMORE; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; HISTORICAL FILMS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; ARMSTRONG, GILLIAN; BASS, RON; TARANTINO, QUENTIN; AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); AMERICAN PSYCHO (US, Mary Harron, 1999); BEACH, THE (US, Danny Boyle, 1999); BELLE EPOQUE (SP/PO, Fernando Trueba, 1992); BOSSU, LE (FR, Philippe De Broca, 1997); BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); CARRINGTON (UK/FR, Christopher Hampton, 1995); COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE (MX, Alfonso Arau, 1992); CRASH (CN, David Cronenberg, 1996); CYRANO DE BERGERAC (FR, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990); DEAD AGAIN (US, Kenneth Branagh, 1991); EDWARD II (UK, Derek Jarman, 1991); ELIZABETH (UK, Shekhar Kapur, 1998); END OF THE AFFAIR, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1999); GERMINAL (FR, Claude Berri, 1993); GRIFTERS, THE (US, Stephen Frears, 1990); HOWARDS END (UK, James Ivory, 1992); HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT, LE (FR, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1995); JACKIE BROWN (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1997); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Gillian Armstrong, 1994); LOLITA (US, Adrian Lyne, 1997); MADAME BOVARY (FR, Claude Chabrol, 1991); MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, THE (US, Nicholas Hytner, 1994); MAESTRO DE ESGRIMA, EL (SP, Pedro Olea, 1992); MANSFIELD PARK (UK/US, Patricia Rozema, 1999); MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (US, Kenneth Branagh, 1994); MASK OF ZORRO (US, Martin Campbell, 1998); MISERABLES, LES (FR, Claude Lelouch, 1995); MRS. BROWN (UK, John Madden, 1997); MRS. DALLOWAY (US, Marleen Gorris, 1997); NAKED LUNCH (CN/UK, David Cronenberg, 1991); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992); OUT OF SIGHT (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1998); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THE (UK/US, Jane Campion, 1996); PROSPERO'S BOOKS (UK/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1991); REINE MARGOT, LA (FR/GG/IT, Patrice Chereau, 1994); REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE (UK/US, James Ivory, 1993); RIDICULE (FR, Patrice Leconte, 1996); SECRET GARDEN, THE (US, Agnieszka Holland, 1993); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (UK, John Madden, 1998); SHORT CUTS (US, Robert Altman, 1993); TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, THE (US, Anthony Minghella, 1999); TEA WITH MUSSOLINI (IT, Franco Zeffirelli, 1997); THIS WORLD, THEN THE FIREWORKS (US, Michael Oblowitz, 1997); THREE MUSKETEERS, THE (US, Stephen Herek, 1993); TITUS (US, Julie Taymor, 1999); TRAINSPOTTING (UK, Danny Boyle, 1996); WILDE (UK/US/JA/GG, Brian Gilbert, 1997); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) Summary: "Period costume dramas are major box office commodities, exploiting the lucrative gap between the blockbuster and art film with their mixture of rich visuals, popular sensibility and literary association. But 'heritage cinema' is all too often discussed from literary (not cinematic) perspectives, and criticism of the films has long been overshadowed by the question of a film's fidelity to the original text. This volume of essays, reviews, and interviews seeks to redress this imbalance, by examining the often antagonistic relationship between literature and film - presenting both sides of the argument about whether heritage cinema's elaborate aesthetics owe more to nostalgia than to historical accuracy. In her challenging introduction to the volume, Ginette Vincendeau sketches the terms of the debate, arguing that the genre is an important, but often critically neglected, form of popular cinema. Film/Literature/Heritage, the latest in a series of 'Sight and Sound Readers', embraces a wide range of literary adaptation, from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs, covering films from Orlando to LA Confidential, and directors from Martin Scorcese to Peter Greenaway." - BOOK BLURB ISBN: 0851708420; 0851708412(pbk.) : ¦13.99 LON: 22285912 More info
Reel meals set meals : food in film and theatre / [by] Gaye Poole
Sydney: Currency Press, 1999.
Call No: 45:641 POO Author: Poole, Gaye Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: xiv, 280p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm Subject: FOOD IN FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; LEIGH, MIKE; NOWRA, LOUIS; DAMAGE (UK/FR, Louis Malle, 1992); DIMBOOLA (AT, John Duigan, 1979); FATHER (AT, John Power, 1990); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (US, John Avnet, 1991); HOTEL SORRENTO (AT, Richard Franklin, 1995); LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, THE (AT, Gillian Armstrong, 1992); LIFE IS SWEET (UK, Mike Leigh, 1990); COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE (MX, Alfonso Arau, 1992) Summary: Cannibalism Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references: p. 265-269 ISBN: 0868195782 : $24.95 LON: 14096514 More info