Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity has 10 ratings and 3 reviews. Sergio said: It’s a good read, it contains some great analysis of the comedia. Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity. JEFFREY M. PILCHER: Wilmington, DE: SR Books, Well into the second half of his Cantinflas and the Chaos of the Mexican Modernity, Jeffrey M. Pilcher provides the conceptual key of a book that interweaves a.
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Sergio rated it it was ok Dec 17, Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity. Routledge, ; and Mark Winokur, American Laughter: Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America’s most famous film star from the s to the s. This ostensibly North American phenomenon can also be observed in Latin America, as evident in a number of recent well-publicized biographical novels and studies on luminaries i.
Solidly researched and splendidly written, Jeffrey Pilcher’s book does all this and more.
Hector added it Jul 16, It finds a way to convey to the non-Spanish-speaking reader Cantinflas’s imaginative modernjty wonderfully convoluted wordplay.
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Greeley, That Most Distressful Nation: A fast-talking, nonsensical character, he helped Mexicans embrace their rich mestizo identity and cope with the difficulties of modernization.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Cantinflas and the Chaos mkdernity Mexican Modernity. Gonzo marked it as to-read Aug 12, For thirty years he served as a “weapon of the weak,” satirizing corrupt officials and pompous elites who victimized Mexico’s urban poor.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books by Jeffrey M. The book masterfully combines the study of this unique star with a solid analysis of the culture and society that predominated in the decades of his life and times. The ideal biography of Cantinflas would set the comic’s life within Mexico’s social and political history, within Mexican popular culture, and within the context of the nation’s emerging cinema.
Nielsen Book Data Why was Cantinflas, actor Mario Moreno’s film persona, the most popular movie star in Mexican history? Popular passages Page – Press, and Reel to Real: Maciel, California State University Tracing the phenomenon of the Mexican film comic Cantinflas’s rise to fame and subsequent decline within the context of Mexican post-Revolutionary modernity, the author offers a sustained account of changing perceptions of Mexican national identity.
Pilcher is professor of history at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The book masterfully combines the study of this unique star with a solid analysis of the culture and society that chxos in the decades of his life and times. Westley Lashley rated it liked it Dec 21, Josh Lincoln marked it as to-read Nov 26, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Cantinflas’s significance grew not only from his image as one of the country’s greatest comedians and stars but also from his powerful force in the labor movement of the industry, in politics and in opening up the doors chaoss Hollywood to Mexico.
Martin Navarro marked it as to-read Oct 08, However, this biography is consistent with that trend’s interest in the study of popular culture, rural te, elite formation, social agency, ritual and performance, and constructions of gender and identity, among other topics.
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For thirty years he served as a ‘weapon of the weak, ‘ satirizing corrupt officials and pompous elites who victimized Mexico’s urban poor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Manuel Bonifacio rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Around the World or Just the Studio.