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By Laura Isabel Serna

In the Twenties, as American movies got here to dominate Mexico's cinemas, a lot of its cultural and political elites feared that this "Yanqui invasion" may flip Mexico right into a cultural vassal of the USA. In Making Cinelandia, Laura Isabel Serna contends that Hollywood movies weren't easily instruments of cultural imperialism. in its place, they provided Mexicans on either side of the border an imaginitive and the most important technique of partaking in worldwide modernity, while those motion pictures and their manufacturers and vendors often displayed anti-Mexican bias. earlier than the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Mexican audiences used their encounters with American motion pictures to build a countrywide movie tradition. Drawing on vast archival examine, Serna explores the preferred adventure of cinemagoing from the point of view of exhibitors, cinema employees, newshounds, censors, and enthusiasts, exhibiting how Mexican audiences actively engaged with American movies to spot extra deeply with Mexico.

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