Films Shot in Argentina

Films Shot in Argentina


  • Release: 2011-08
  • Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 34 page
  • ISBN: 1233076051
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 33. Chapters: Moonraker, Mars Attacks!, The Motorcycle Diaries, Evita, Highlander II: The Quickening, The Informers, The Fall, Seven Years in Tibet, Tetro, Gung Ho, Intimate Stories, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, The City of Your Final Destination, And Soon the Darkness, A Wall of Silence, Snuff, Gerry, Sticky Fingers, Patagonia, Assassination Tango. Excerpt: Moonraker (1979) is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Clery, and Richard Kiel. In the film, Bond is sent to investigate the mysterious theft of a space shuttle, leading him to Hugo Drax, the owner of the shuttle-manufacturing firm. Along with the space scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond follows the trail of clues from California to Venice, Italy, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon rain forest, and finally into outer space in a bid to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to re-create humanity with a master race. Moonraker was intended by its creator Ian Fleming to be turned into a film even before he completed the novel in 1954, since he based the novel on a manuscript he had written even earlier than this. The producers of the James Bond film series had originally intended to do Moonraker in 1973 with Roger Moore making his debut as Bond, but the making of this movie was put on hold and it was finally released in 1979, coinciding with the rise of the science fiction genre in the wake of the Star Wars phenomenon. Moonraker was the highest grossing film of the series until the Pierce Brosnan Bond film GoldenEye (1995). Moonraker earned a total of $210,308,099 worldwide - surpassing the preceding Bond movie The Sp...

Zama

Zama


  • Release: 2016-08-23
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781590177358
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An NYRB Classics Original First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentine and Spanish-language literature. Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good. Don Diego’s slow, nightmarish slide into the abyss is not just a tale of one man’s perdition but an exploration of existential, and very American, loneliness. Zama, with its stark dreamlike prose and spare imagery, is at once dense and unforeseen, terse and fateful, marked throughout by a haunting movement between sentences, paragraphs, and sections, so that every word seems to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid. The philosophical depths of this great book spring directly from its dazzling prose.

Latin American Films  1932 1994

Latin American Films 1932 1994


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 294 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015041071559
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In 1931 Antonio Moreno completed Santa, Mexico's first true sound film. In it he established one of the foremost genres of Latin American cinema--the popular melodrama--which continues to this day. Latin American filmmakers came to the fore in the fifties and sixties and, as 1992's Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) showed, Latin American films continue to be a major part of the international film scene.In this work over 300 of the most significant films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and other Latin American countries are covered. Each entry includes the English title, director, year of release, running time, language, country, and a detailed plot synopsis. Notes about the production and the filmmakers are also provided for many entries.

Violence in Argentine Literature and Film  1989 2005

Violence in Argentine Literature and Film 1989 2005


  • Release: 2010
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  • File: PDF, 251 page
  • ISBN: NWU:35556041279746
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Why has violence been a predominant topic in contemporary Argentine film and literature? What conclusions can be drawn from the dissemination of violent images and narratives that depict violence in Argentina? In Argentina, the problem of violence is rooted in the country's long experience with authoritarian rule as well as in more recent trends such as the weakening of the state and the rule of law brought about by neoliberal reforms. The eleven essays that make up Violence in Argentine Literature and Film (1989-2005) seek to interpret and analyze the extent to which violence communicates structural inequalities or lines of fissure in contemporary Argentina resulting from the transformations that the state, the economy, and society in general have experienced during the past two decades. Applying a variety of critical approaches, the contributors explore violence in Argentine cultural productions as it relates to four broad themes: the body as site of physical violence, the legacies of Argentina's authoritarian past, the collapse of the myth of the Argentine nation, and the current battles over how to define particular social and geographical places in the context of an increasingly violent society.

Hemisphere

Hemisphere


  • Release: 2003
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105121659051
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Tender Is the Flesh

Tender Is the Flesh


  • Release: 2020-08-04
  • Publisher: Scribner
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781982150921
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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

Argentine Cinema

Argentine Cinema


  • Release: 1986
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  • File: PDF, 177 page
  • ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018298621
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The first English-language history of Argentine cinema. It provides an overview of film history in Argentina, as well as personal contributions from some of the country's best-known writers and filmmakers.