Hollywood in Havana [E–pub/E–book]

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Hollywood in Havana

Hollywood in Havana review Ò 103 As the catalyst for a startling uestion Did exposure to half a century of Hollywood pave the way for the Cuban Revolution of 1959             Megan Feeney argues that American movies helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty after seeing freedom fighting and rebellious values and behaviors on display in wartime dramas and film noirs At the same time influential.

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Hollywood in Havana review Ò 103 In the 1940s and ’50s Havana was a locus for American movie stars with glamorous visitors including Errol Flynn Bette Davis Joan Crawford and Marlon Brando In fact Hollywood was seemingly everywhere in pre Castro Havana with movie theaters three to a block in places widely circulated silver screen fanzines and terms like “cowboy” and “gangster” becoming part of Cuban vernacular speech Hollywood in Havana takes this historical backdrop.

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Hollywood in Havana review Ò 103 Cuban intellectuals worked to translate cinematic ethics into revolutionary rhetoric which ironically led to pointed critiues of the US presence in Cuba and which were eventually used to subvert American foreign policy Hollywood in Havana adds to our evolving notions of how American cinema has been internalized and localized around the world while also broadening our views of the ongoing history of US Cuban interactions both cultural and politic.

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