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ERIC Number: EJ998660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
"La venganza de Pancho Villa": Resistance and Repetition
Serna, Laura Isabel
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v37 n2 p11-42 Fall 2012
The compilation film "La venganza de Pancho Villa" (ca. 1930), created by itinerant exhibitor Felix Padilla, combines footage from two national cinematic traditions--those of the United States and Mexico--to construct a biographical film about the regional hero and revolutionary general Francisco "Pancho" Villa. The film's use of found footage offers a retort to American films rife with stereotypical images of Mexican masculinity. However, a close reading of the film in the context of local practices of film distribution and exhibition finds that the film expresses an oppositional consciousness shaped by the structures and ideologies of the dominant film industries it draws from, including a masculinist nationalism that reinscribes racial and gender hierarchies. (Contains 10 figures and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States