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Bibliography: Film, Politics and History in Latin America

  • Alea, Tomás Gutierrez. “The Viewer’s Dialectic” in Martin, Michael T., Ed. New Latin American Cinema, Volume One: Theory, Practices and Transcontinental Practices (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997).*
  • Berthier, Nancy. ‘Memorias del subdesarrollo’ in Alberto Elena and Marina Díaz-López, The Cinema of Latin America (London: Wallflower Press, 2003), pp. 99-107
  • Burton, Julianne. 'The Intellectual in Anguish: Modernist Form and Ideology' in Land in Anguish and Memories of Underdevelopment, Working Papers no. 132, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (1983).*
  • Castro, Fidel, “Words to the Intellectuals”*
  • Chanan, Michael. The Cuban Image: Cinema and Cultural Politics in Cuba (University of Minnesota Press, 2003)
  • Gramsci, Antonio, “Problems of History and Culture” in Selections from The Prison Notebooks (see especially chapter one on intellectuals) Ed. Geoffrey Nowell Smith (London: Laurence and Wishart, 2005)
  • Johnson, Randal. ‘Brazilian cinema novo’ in Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 3, no. 2 (1984), 95-106
  • King, John. Magical Reels: A History of Cinema in Latin America (London and New York: Verso, 2000)
  • Martin, Michael T., ed. New Latin American Cinema, Volume One: Theory, Practices and Transcontinental Practices (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997). Various manifestos and essays of interest.
  • Passolini, Pierpaolo, “The Cinema of Poetry” in Movies and Methods. Vol. 1. Ed. Bill Nichols. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. 542-558.
  • Plato, Republic (book XIV) ( London: Penguin 2007)*
  • Stam, Robert. ‘Third World Film and Theory’ in Film Theory: An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 92-102
  • Stam, Robert. 'Land in Anguish: Revolutionary Lessons' in Jump Cut no. 10-11 (1976), 49-51.
  • Wollen, Peter. ‘Godard and Counter Cinema: Vent d’Est’ in Afterimage vol. 4 (Autumn 1972), 6-17
  • Xavier, Ismail. Allegories of Underdevelopment: Aesthetics and Politics in Modern Brazilian Cinema (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1997)

* Asterisked items are available to view on Moodle.