Book ID: CBB097700386

Cinematic Journeys in Latin America: Geography Through the Lens of Exploration and Discovery Films (2023)


Francaviglia, Richard V. (Author)

Publication date: 2023
Language: English

Publication Date: 2023
Physical Details: 265

This book critically examines how movies that feature real or imagined explorers and expeditions creatively feature the geography of Latin America. It focuses on how locales are scripted into film plots and artistically depicted, and demonstrates that place is as important as any character in a film, especially in this genre. Nineteen key films are analyzed. Some, like Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, The Other Conquest, Embrace of the Serpent, and The Lost City of Z are based on the exploits of real explorers. Others are fictional, including Apocalypto, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The author also discusses the evolution of exploration-discovery films, including trends that will likely be found in forthcoming movies.

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Review Ryan M. Seidemann (2024) Review of "Cinematic Journeys in Latin America: Geography Through the Lens of Exploration and Discovery Films". Terrae Incognitae (pp. 100-101). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Boscani Leoni, Simona
Evans, Bonnie
Olszynko-Gryn, Jesse
Sattelmacher, Anja
Vidal, Fernando
Schulze, Mario
British Journal for the History of Science
History of the Human Sciences
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Journal of Literature and Science
Science in Context
University of California, Santa Cruz
Amsterdam University Press
University of California, Santa Barbara
Asterios Editore
Science and film
Film and media studies
Explorers and Exploration
Visual representation; visual communication
Motion pictures; cinema; movies
Field notes
Humboldt, Wilhelm von
Münsterberg, Hugo
Skinner, B. F.
Yerkes, Robert Mearns
Albert Londe (1858-1917)
Comandon, Jean (1877-1970)
Time Periods
20th century
18th century
19th century
20th century, early
16th century
17th century
Latin America
United States
Himalayan Mountains (Nepal)
East India Company (English)

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