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Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)

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Hidden Chicano Cinema examines how New Mexico, situated within the boundaries of the United States, became a stand-in for the exotic non-western world that tourists, artists, scientists, and others sought to possess at the dawn of early filmmaking, a disposition stretching from the silent era to today as filmmakers screen their fantasies of what they wished the Southwest Borderlands to be.

The book highlights “film moments” in this region’s history including the “filmic turn” ushered in by Chicano/a filmmakers who created new ways to represent their community and region. A. Gabriel Meléndez narrates the drama, intrigue, and politics of these moments and accounts for the specific cinematic practices and the sociocultural detail that explains how the camera itself brought filmmakers and their subjects to unexpected encounters on and off the screen. Such films as Adventures in Kit Carson Land, The Rattlesnake, and Red Sky at Morning, among others, provide examples of  movies that have both educated and misinformed us about a place that remains a “distant locale” in the mind of most film audiences.

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This visual representation of New Mexico and its people is a fascinating study of how the region has been depicted in film from the dawn of early filmmaking and the silent era to today. Meléndez examines such films as Adventures in Kit Carson Land, The Rattlesnake, and Red Sky at Morning, among others, that have both educated and misinformed us about a state in our own midst that remains a “distant locale” to most white Americans.

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ISBN:
9780813561073
Author:
Melendez, A. Gabriel
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Melaendez, A. Gabriel
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies

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This visual representation of New Mexico and its people is a fascinating study of how the region has been depicted in film from the dawn of early filmmaking and the silent era to today. Meléndez examines such films as Adventures in Kit Carson Land, The Rattlesnake, and Red Sky at Morning, among others, that have both educated and misinformed us about a state in our own midst that remains a “distant locale” to most white Americans.

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