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Presentation Title

Cine Noir Argentino (Argentine Film Noir)

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Sandra Aguilera, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Young 423

Abstract

What is film noir? Is it a genre, a style? Can we affirm that film noir is only a Hollywood product or an international phenomenon? This presentation will elucidate the characteristics of film noir, the evolution to neo-noir, and the importance of Latin American filmmakers who began producing noirs as early as 1940s and 1950s. We will acknowledge elements of film noir in two of the most representative Argentine noirs created during Peron’s presidency, Deshonra (1952) and Rosaura a las diez (1958), by comparing them with two classics, Double Indemnity (1944) and The Third Man (1948), the latter a British-American production. We will also demonstrate, using a PowerPoint slide show, the neo-noir elements in the Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky’s El aura (2006) and the homage he paid to these two classics of cinema by creating a remarkable neo-noir film that “demonstrates a mastery of the form that is downright scary,” as the New York Times published in its movie review.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-8-2014 9:40 AM

End Date

4-8-2014 10:20 AM

Panel

Panel: Cultural and Environmental Interpretations

Field of Study for Presentation

Latin American Studies, Spanish

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Apr 8th, 9:40 AM Apr 8th, 10:20 AM

Cine Noir Argentino (Argentine Film Noir)

Young 423

What is film noir? Is it a genre, a style? Can we affirm that film noir is only a Hollywood product or an international phenomenon? This presentation will elucidate the characteristics of film noir, the evolution to neo-noir, and the importance of Latin American filmmakers who began producing noirs as early as 1940s and 1950s. We will acknowledge elements of film noir in two of the most representative Argentine noirs created during Peron’s presidency, Deshonra (1952) and Rosaura a las diez (1958), by comparing them with two classics, Double Indemnity (1944) and The Third Man (1948), the latter a British-American production. We will also demonstrate, using a PowerPoint slide show, the neo-noir elements in the Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky’s El aura (2006) and the homage he paid to these two classics of cinema by creating a remarkable neo-noir film that “demonstrates a mastery of the form that is downright scary,” as the New York Times published in its movie review.