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‘After’ or back to Third Cinema? Plebeian film, the national popular, fingernails and the resilient behemoth

Uribe-Jongbloed, E. and Miller, T. (2020) ‘After’ or back to Third Cinema? Plebeian film, the national popular, fingernails and the resilient behemoth. In: Mazierska, E. and Kristensen, L., (eds.) Third Cinema, World Cinema and Marxism. Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 273-289.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501348303.ch-012
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Abstract

This chapter turns away from the données of Third Cinema, placing the concept under erasure. It challenges advocates and critics of Tercer Cine alike to address labour, a topic rarely discussed in detail in terms of the process whereby films are made, for all its centrality to the genre’s origin myth (Solanas and Getino 2000) . We do so in order to show that Third Cinema always had industrial aspects, despite its later interpretations by scholars; that the street popularity of plebeian film today represents a crucial link to that past; and that the national and regional industries sought by Tercer Cine’s founders are dogged by labour exploitation and Hollywood’s New International Division of Cultural Labour (NICL) (Miller 2018) . Our methods blend political economy with interviews. The concept of ‘cinema’ is itself under erasure. For many years, box-office takings have...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Copyright: © 2021 Bloomsbury Publishing
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59617
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