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Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)$
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Carolina Rocha

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940544

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.001.0001

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Martín Fierro

Martín Fierro

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(p.83) Chapter 5 Martín Fierro
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Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)
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Carolina Rocha

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0006

This chapter is dedicated to surveying the development, shooting, and reception of Argentina’s national epic poem, Martín Fierro for the silver screen spearheaded by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. I also analyze this film, contrasting it with Westerns and highlighting its relevance to nation-building in the late 1960s.

Keywords:   Martín Fierro, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Alfredo Alcón, gauchesque, frontier

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