Contemporary Hollywood's negative Hispanic image : an interpretive filmography, 1956-1993 /

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Main Author: Richard, Alfred Charles, 1937-
Format: Book
Published:Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Series:Bibliographies and indexes in the performing arts, no. 16
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Main Author:Richard, Alfred Charles, 1937-

An annotated filmography of more than 3,000 entries each focusing on the film's Hispanic content, connection, or characters. Four separate indexes, more than 6,000 cross references, and as many film reviews make this work an invaluable reference tool for students, scholars, and individuals interested in studying silver screen stereotyping. This work completes Richard's three-volume documentation of how the domestic and international film industry contributed to stereotyping America's Hispanic community by detailing the contemporary return of the despicable Hispanic character.

Employing the broadest conceptual framework to include any individual of Spanish ancestry, this volume outlines how the film industry has homogenized the Latin, the Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and anyone from Mexico, Central/South America or the Caribbean nations into a despicable Spic (an ethnic enemy) whose negative traits/character have been conditioned by his national origins. The return of the negative image is due to a variety of reasons, and one thing is for certain--it has been profitable for filmmakers. There is no other such reference work presently in print that represents the definitive collection of films with Hispanic themes and connections in any language.

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General Notes:Includes indexes.
Physical Description:xlii, 636 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN:0313288410 (alk. paper)
Author Notes:

ALFRED CHARLES RICHARD, JR. is a Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University specializing in Latin America and the Caribbean./e His current focus is on the film industry's role in shaping the North American national consciousness about our South American neighbors and the Hispanic community within these shores. The previous books that complete this filmography series are The Hispanic Image on the Silver Screen (Greenwood, 1991) and Censorship and Hollywood's Hispanic Image (Greenwood, 1992).

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