World Film Locations: Buenos Aires

Edited by Santiago Oyarzabal and Michael Pigott

World Film Locations: Buenos Aires

Edited by Santiago Oyarzabal and Michael Pigott

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781783203581 Published December 2014
World Film Locations: Buenos Aires explores this picturesque and passionate city (the second-largest in South America) as a stage for sociopolitical transformations, and a key location in the international imagination as a site of cultural export. The book uncovers the many reasons why Buenos Aires attracts not only tourists but also artists and filmmakers, who explore the city and its iconography as well as its cultural and sociopolitical turbulence. A set of six essays anchors this volume; contributors consider a range of key topics related to the city onscreen, including tango, villas miseria (shantytowns), dictatorship and democracy, and science fiction and the future of the city. The volume is rounded out with in-depth reviews of nearly fifty key films—The Hour of the Furnaces, Nine Queens, and Evita among them—each illustrated by screen shots, current location imagery, and corresponding maps for travelers and movies buffs to use as they navigate this rich cinematic city. 

Buenos Aries: City of the Imagination

James Scorer

Tango and the City

John King

Scenes 1-8: 1915-1958

From Dark to Light: The Cinema of the Transition to Democracy

Constanza Burucùa

Scenes 9-16: 1958-1985

Shantytowns: Buenos Aries, the Shattered City

Gonzalo Aguilar

Scenes 17-24: 1985-1997

Gender and Class Since the 1980s

Carolina Rocha

Scenes 25-32: 1998-2001

The Fantastic and Futuristic City

Joanna Page

Scenes 33-39: 2002-2008

Martin Rejtman and Buenos Aries

Martin Rejtman

Scenes 40-46: 2008-2013


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