Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture

Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture
Author: Rosa Linda Fregoso
Language English
Pages: 192
ISBN10: 0816621365
Genre: Cultural
Goodreads Rating: 3.75
ISBN13: 9780816621361
Published: October 1st 1993 by Univ Of Minnesota Press

Explores Chicana and Chicano popular culture through contemporary representations in both Hollywood commercial and independent cinema. Rosa Linda FregosoOCOs" The Bronze Screen" opens the way for international debate on the new critical field of Chicano/a cinema. Fregoso provides an incisive articulation of the ways in which narrative codes in film can telescope complex versions of Mexican and American culture and history. The often violent impact of OCyfirstOCO (U.S.) and OCythirdOCO (Mexico) world cultures and geographies is channeled through the very term Chicano/a as well as its cinematic representation. FregosoOCOs masterful critique brings out with great clarity the irony, paradox, and contradictions of such historical collisions. --Norma Alarcn, University of California, Berkeley "