Introduction to Mexican Cinema (IN SPANISH)

Elective Courses

CINE 287 - Introduction to Mexican Cinema (IN SPANISH)

LALS 287 | SPAN 287
601 |Michael Solomon |T 5-8pm |WILL 307

An introduction and overview of Mexican cinema from the first Lumière screening in Mexico City (1896) to the recent wave of creative filmmakers such a Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Raygades, and Guillermo del Toro. Topics include: the role of film in the Mexican revolution; popular genres during the Mexican Golden Ages of cinema (1930-1950); Luis Buñuel’s contribution to Mexican Cinema; the New Mexican Cinema movement that rose up following the massacre at Tlatelolco; Mexican B cinema, including El Santo and horror cinema; Border Cinema and Narcocinema”; the innovating developments during the 1990’s; and recent trends in Mexican Cinema including the revival of short films and electronically disseminated visual media. Screenings of major films include: La mujer del puerto (Arcady Boytler 1934), Vámanos con Pancho Villa (Fernando de Fuentes 1936), Allí está el detalle (Juan Bustillo Oro 1940), Cuando los Hijos se Van (Juan Bustillo Oro 1941), Río Escondido (Emilio Fernández 1948), Aventurera (Alberto Gout 1950), Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel 1950), El (Luis Buñuel 1953), Canoa (Felipe Cazals 1976), Un lugar sin límites (Arturo Ripstein 1978), Rojo amanecer (Jorge Fons 1989), Novia que te vea (Guita Schyfter 1994), La ley de Herodes (Luis Estrada 1999), Temporada de patos (Fernando Eimbcke 2004), Batalla en el cielo (Carlos Reygadas 2005), and Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón 2006). All participants need to have 200-level oral, comprehension, and writing skills in Spanish. Ideally students should have passed SPAN 219. All assignments, class lectures and class discussion will be in Spanish. Readings will be in Spanish and English. Some required films have English subtitles, but many do not.

prerequisites: SPAN 219

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