Like their Hollywood opposite numbers, Latin American movie and television melodramas have constantly been well known and hugely ecocnomic. the 1st of its variety, this anthology engages in a major examine of the aesthetics and cultural implications of Latin American melodramas. Written by means of a number of the significant figures in Latin American movie scholarship, the reports diversity throughout seventy years of flicks and tv inside of a transnational context, focusing particularly at the interval referred to as the "Golden Age" of melodrama, the influence of vintage melodrama on later types, and extra modern kinds of melodrama. An introductory essay examines present severe and theoretical debates on melodrama and areas the essays in the context of Latin American movie and media scholarship.
Contributors are Luisela Alvaray, Mariana Baltar, Catherine L. Benamou, Marvin D’Lugo, Paula Félix-Didier, Andrés Levinson, Gilberto Perez, Darlene J. Sadlier, Cid Vasconcelos, and Ismail Xavier.
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