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Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto R. 1968-

Works: 12 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 3,232 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1998.3.A46, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz
Buñuel and Mexico : the crisis of national cinema by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

26 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz considers Bunuel's Mexican films - made between 1947 and 1965 - within the context of a national and nationalist film industry, comparing the filmmaker's employment of styles, genres, character types, themes, and techniques to those most characteristic of Mexican cinema. His book offers narrative and contextual analyses of Bunuel's best-known and most obscure Mexican films - from Los olvidados and El to A Woman Without Love and Death and the River - and explores the director's place in Mexican cinema as survivor, rebel, and inspiration for a subsequent generation of filmmakers. In this study Bunuel's films emerge as a link between the classical Mexican cinema of the 1930s through the 1950s and the "new" cinema of the 1960s, flourishing in a time of crisis for the national film industry and introducing some of the stylistic and conceptual changes that would revitalize Mexican cinema."--Jacket
Pedro Almodóvar by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a detailed introduction to the essential themes, style, and aesthetics of Pedro Almodovar's films, put in the context of Spain's profound cultural transitions since 1980. It covers the major concerns of the most successful of all Spanish film directors and makes clear connections to the logic of his choices
West Side Story as cinema : the making and impact of an American masterpiece by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For millions of moviegoers unable to see the original stage version of West Side Story, director Robert Wise's adaptation was a cinematic gift that brought a Broadway hit to a mass audience. Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz argues that Wise's film was not only hugely popular, but that it was also an artistic triumph that marked an important departure in the history of American movie making. With a score by Leonard Bernstein and choreography by Jerome Robbins, this update of the Romeo and Juliet story remains one of the most revered and highly popular American movie musicals, with only Singin' in the Rain ranking higher in the AFI's list of the best of the genre. Acevedo-Muñoz draws on previously unreleased production documents--from interoffice memos to annotations on the director's script--to go beyond publicity accounts and provide an inside look at this critically acclaimed film classic, offering details of its filming that have never before been published. From location scouting to scripting to casting to filming, Acevedo-Muñoz focuses on little-known details of the actual production. He provides close analyses of dramatic sequences and musical numbers, emphasizing the film's technical innovations and its visual and aural coding as a means for defining character and theme. He carefully explains the differences between Broadway and film versions, exposing censorship and creative issues that the filmmakers were forced to confront. And taking readers behind the cameras, he highlights the creative differences and financial difficulties that led to the departure of Robbins--who had conceived and directed the stage version--long before filming was complete. Acevedo-Muñoz makes a strong case for the film's daring vision in combining music, dance, dialogue, and visual elements--especially color--in highly creative ways, while also addressing the social, racial, and class tensions of American society. Drawing on his own Puerto Rican heritage, he provides a Hispanic perspective on the cultural aspects of the story and explores the ways in which the film's portrayal of Puerto Rican identity is neither as transparent nor as negative as some critics have charged. Bursting with facts, insights, and inside stories, this book boasts a wealth of material that has never been explored before in print. Both history and homage, it is a must for scholar and buff alike" ; "A concise history and interpretive guide to the origins, making, compositions, meanings, impact, and legacy of the immensely popular, critically acclaimed, and award-winning 1961 film classic directed by Robert Wise, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and scored by Leonard Bernstein."
Deconstructing nationalism : Luis Buñuel and the crisis of classical Mexican cinema, 1946-1955 by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting and re-visioning war genre conventions on film: The Hurt Locker by Jan Elizabeth Miller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathryn Bigelow & rsquo;s 2008 war film, The Hurt Locker, revisits many of the war genre & rsquo;s conventions and is quite unlike other war films from Hollywood & rsquo;s industry-made canon. Conventions were intentionally side-stepped or revised with respect to the Iraq War, which has also been unlike any other war in American history. This thesis examines the conventions of the war film and is structured around the narrative and formal aspects of the genre, offering an in-depth analysis of where and why The Hurt Locker stands in confrontation with those conventions. This thesis is particularly concerned with The Hurt Locker & rsquo;s aversion to binaries and a political statement. I argue that The Hurt Locker intentionally avoids or revises generic conventions in order to convey political ambiguity, to analyze and develop a stronger sense of character, and to differentiate the realities of the Iraq War experience from other wars and war experiences
These streets for piano/vocal/chords by Ernesto R Acevedo-Munoz( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genre, women, narrative by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Masculinity and class conflict : Buñuel's macho-dramas by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Queering Animation: The Animated Aesthetics of Queerness in the Works of Satoshi Kon by Melanie Saint-Oyant( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animation has been regarded as a marginalized medium, one that can carry nonnormative messages. The queerness of animation can be found in its form, style, and narrative techniques. By analyzing the works of Japanese anime director, Satoshi Kon, specific queer strategies and aesthetics can be teased out and explored. In particular, Kon’s use of reflexive cinematic devices to disorient, disrupt, and resist historical conventions create uniquely queer works. By examining how these techniques lend themselves to queering normative codes, we begin to understand how queer aesthetics are ones marked by resistance, creativity and transformation
The end of the line : Africa, death, and freedom in Caribbean cinema by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buñuel and Mexico the crisis of national cinema by Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto 1968-

Muñoz, Ernesto R. Acevedo

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