The Poetry-Film Nexus in Latin America
Exploring Intermediality on Page and Screen

Edited by Ben Bollig and David M. J. Wood

Moving Image 11

Legenda

23 February 2022  •  248pp

ISBN: 978-1-781889-15-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-781889-16-9 (paperback, 7 October 2024)

ISBN: 978-1-781889-17-6 (JSTOR ebook)

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Filmmakers often mine novels and plays for stories and characters, but what happens when poetry appears on screen? In this edited volume, contributors explore the rich corpus of Latin American films that operate where poetry and cinema meet. Examples include the adaptation of poems to film; the characterisation of poets on screen; the role of poets as filmmakers; the concept of the 'poetic film'; approaches to the 'cinema of poetry' (drawing on writings by Pasolini, in particular); poetic documentaries; and the use of poetry in avant-garde film. Contributions range from silent cinema to contemporary works, and from Mexico through Brazil to the Southern Cone, including studies of films by María Luisa Bemberg, Pablo Larraín, Guillermo del Toro, as well as independent video and media artists.

Ben Bollig is Professor of Spanish-American Literature at the University of Oxford. David M.J. Wood is a Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, Mexico City.

Contents:

1

Introduction
Ben Bollig, David M. J. Wood

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2

The Poetry–Film Nexus in Latin America
Ben Bollig, David M. J. Wood

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3

José María Eguren: The ‘Cinema of Attractions’ and Modern Peruvian Poetry
Chrystian Zegarra

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4

The Creole Faust on Screen: Between Late Style and the Comedy of Development
Nicolás Suárez

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5

‘Tal vez acaben deshechos en espuma’ (Juan Rulfo): The Poetics of the Afterimage and the Posthumous in Rubén Gámez’s La fórmula secreta (1964–65)
Erica Segre

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6

The Poetics of Found Footage as Film Poetry: A Personal Case Study
Carlos Adriano

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7

Timeless Monsters and Ghosts: A Poetic Reading of Guillermo del Toro’s Narrated Epilogues
Eduardo Paredes Ocampo

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8

How Free is Free? Pablo Larraín’s Neruda and the Art of the ‘Anti-biopic’
Adam Feinstein

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9

Cinematographic Poetics in Sergio Bravo’s Documentary Láminas de Almahue (1962)
Camila Gatica

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10

Lives of the Scattered Family: On Jesús Díaz’s documentary film Cincuentaicinco hermanos and his Book De la patria y el exilio
Irina Garbatzky

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11

‘El Mundo iluminado, y yo despierta’: Screening Sor Juana in the Films of Bemberg and Pereda
Ben Bollig

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12

Visualizing the Poet’s Struggle: Poetic Filmmaking and the Search for Peace in Mexico
Jessica Wax-Edwards

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Bibliography entry:

Bollig, Ben, and David M. J. Wood (eds), The Poetry-Film Nexus in Latin America: Exploring Intermediality on Page and Screen, Moving Image, 11 (Legenda, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 The Poetry-Film Nexus in Latin America: Exploring Intermediality on Page and Screen, ed. by Ben Bollig and David M. J. Wood, Moving Image, 11 (Legenda, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Bollig and Wood, p. 47.

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Bollig, Ben, and David M. J. Wood (eds). 2022. The Poetry-Film Nexus in Latin America: Exploring Intermediality on Page and Screen, Moving Image, 11 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Bollig and Wood 2022: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Bollig and Wood 2022: 21.

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