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Argentine Cinema

From Noir to Neo-Noir

by David George Author · Gizella Meneses Author


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Argentine Cinema: From Noir to Neo-Noir examines the phenomenon of Argentine film noir. Beginning with definitions of film noir and its international iterations, the book presents a history of the development of film noir and neo-noir in Argentina (from the 1940s to the present), as well as a technical, aesthetic, and socio-historical analysis of such recent Argentine neo-noir films as The Aura, The Secret in Their Eyes, and The German Doctor. It considers the question of inscription of such classic noirs as Double Indemnity and The Third Man and looks forward to future scholarly work on other Latin American noir and neo-noir films, especially those produced in Mexico and Brazil.

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David George (Author)

David George is professor emeritus of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American studies at Lake Forest College. Gizella Meneses is associate professor of Spanish at Lake Forest College.

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