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Author Rashotte, Ryan, 1979- author.

Title Narco cinema : sex, drugs, and banda music in Mexico's b-filmography / Ryan Rashotte.

Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.436561 RASH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xviii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Latino pop culture
Latino pop culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Oye, Lecteur 1. What is Narco Cinema? 2. Hecho de coca: A Sentimental Education 3. Two Foul Score of the Brothers Almada 4. Narcas y Narcos 5. -- and Narco Gays?
Summary "This book provides the first comprehensive study of narco cinema, a cross-border exploitation cinema that, for over forty years, has been instrumental in shaping narco-culture in Mexico and the US borderlands. Identifying classics in its mammoth catalogue and analyzing select films at length, Rashotte outlines the genre's history and aesthetic criteria. He approaches its history as an alternative to mainstream representation of the drug war and considers how its vernacular aesthetic speaks to the anxieties and desires of Latina/o audiences by celebrating regional cultures while exploring the dynamics of global transition. Despite recent federal prohibitions, narco cinema endures as a popular folk art because it reflects distinctively the experiences of those uprooted by the forces of globalization and critiques those forces in ways mainstream cinema has failed"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Drugs in motion pictures.
Exploitation films -- Mexico -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781137501479