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Foundational films : early cinema and modernity in Brazil

Author: Maite Conde
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In her authoritative new book, Maite Conde introduces readers to the crucial early years of Brazilian cinema. Focusing on silent film released during the First Republic (1889-1930), Foundational films explores how the medium became implicated in a larger project to transform Brazil into a modern nation. Analyzing an array of cinematic forms, from depictions of contemporary life, to fan magazines, to experimental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Conde, Maite, 1971-
Foundational films.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maite Conde
ISBN: 9780520964884 0520964888
OCLC Number: 1029069495
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the modern foundations of Brazilian cinema --
Locating the belle epoque of Brazilian cinema. Early cinema and national identity : mapping out a space of analysis --
Cinematic vistas of Rio de Janeiro's worldly modernity --
Alternative urban projections in early narrative films --
Hollywood revisions. Film and fandom in Cinearte Magazine --
Beyond Hollywood : reading slave relations in Humberto Mauro's Lost Treasure (1927) --
The Rondon Commission : producing new visions of the Amazon. Picturing the tropics: forging a national territory through photography and film --
The expedition films of Major Luiz Thomas Reis --
Modernism and the movies. Modernismo's literary engagements with film --
The cine-poetry of Mário Peixoto's Limite --
Fabricating discipline and progress in São Paulo, symphony of a metropolis --
Postscript: towards new cinematic foundations.
Responsibility: Maite Conde.
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"In her authoritative new book, Maite Conde introduces readers to the crucial early years of Brazilian cinema. Focusing on silent film released during the First Republic (1889-1930), Foundational films explores how the medium became implicated in a larger project to transform Brazil into a modern nation. Analyzing an array of cinematic forms, from depictions of contemporary life, to fan magazines, to experimental avant-garde productions, Conde demonstrates the distinct ways in which Brazil's early film culture helped to project a new image of the country"--Provided by publisher.

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