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Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Nilo Couret


This book reconceptualizes both the geopolitical boundaries and the periodization of Latin American film histories in order to reveal a predominant comic mode in the cultural practices of Latin America in the twentieth century. Comedies have been either relegated to the margins of regional film histories in the shadow of the New Latin American Cinema or articulated to the broader socializing and nationalistic function of earlier commercial traditions. Rather than map Latin American cinema according to radical politics, film directors, or film movements—as do conventional film histories—this co ... More

Keywords: comedy, modernism, Classical Hollywood, Latin America, mock classicism, stardom, studio cinema, sound studies, cultural nationalism, intermedia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520296848
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nilo Couret, author
University of Michigan