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Historia del cine argentino
Transcript of Historia del cine argentino
A year after the first projection of the Lumiére brothers in Paris, Argentina saw the arrival of this new technology. It was an event for the high class of Buenos Aires. First big success of Argentine cinema Nobleza Gaucha (Humberto Cairo), based in the most famous book of the national history, Martín Fierro, became the first great success of argentine filmography.
Literature was the most important source of ideas for directors during these years. 1933 Arrival of sound films With the arrival of sound films, films in Argentina became very popular. During these years, musical movies, especially with tango, predominated and had a great scope in foreign countries, turning the nation the leader of movie making in the spanish speaking world. Second World War Declination of Argentine cinema. Predominance of Mexican movies. First new Argentine cinema Appearance of new directors that combined technical skills with aesthethic refinement. Influence of nouvelle vague.
Participation in international festivals. Militar dictatorship (1976-1983) Movies without deep content, made just to distract the public but also to indoctrinate unconsciously. Cinema post dictatorship During the 80s, with the end of the dictatorship, new stories from these dark years emerged and revolutionized Argentine cinema. Second new Argentine cinema Change of focus in the movies. Films started to reflect the economic and social crisis. Influence of italian neorealism (low budgets, non-professional actors, filmed on location). Pizza, birra, faso (1997) Second Academy Award for an Argentine movie El Secreto de sus Ojos won the prize for the second time for the country. Only south american country to win this award twice. Current situation People are getting closer to Argentine cinema and every year appear several blockbusters. The state and independent production companies are increasingly investing in films, but competition with American cinema is still uneven.