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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

Film Research in Argentina
Film research in argentina

Throughout the twentieth century, Argentine audiences had an intense cinematographic experience. The first films arrived in the country a few months afterAuguste and Louis Lumière's exhibition at the Grand Cafe on the Boulevard des Capucines. From as early as 1897, Eugenio Py and Max Glucksmann were using the new invention of the movie camera to record newsreels or documentaries, and in 1909, Mario Gallo made the first fiction film. However, from its very beginning, cinema was looked upon solely as a popular entertainment for the people. Cinema needed rather a long time before it acquired its own aesthetic entity and to shape itself into a cultural product worthy of attention.

The first film publications either targeted mass audiences, focusing ...

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