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Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance During the Cold War

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Author Name: Amaya, Hector

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition No Jacket

Type Ex-Library

Publisher U.S.A. UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR 2010

ISBN Number 0252035593 / 9780252035593

Seller ID 037661

Hector Amaya advances into new territory in Latin American and U.S. cinema studies in this innovative analysis of the differing critical receptions of Cuban film in Cuba and the United States during the Cold War. Synthesizing film reviews, magazine articles, and other primary documents, "Screening Cuba" compares Cuban and U.S. reactions to four Cuban films: "Memories of Underdevelopment, Lucia, One Way or Another, " and "Portrait of Teresa." In examining cultural production through the lens of the Cold War, Amaya reveals how contrasting interpretations of Cuban and U.S. critics are the result of the political cultures in which they operated. While Cuban critics viewed the films as powerful symbols of the social promises of the Cuban revolution, liberal and leftist American critics found meaning in the films as representations of anti-establishment progressive values and Cold War discourses. By contrasting the hermeneutics of Cuban and U.S. culture, criticism, and citizenship, Amaya argues that critical receptions of political films constitute a kind of civic public behavior.

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