This book consists of critical studies dealing in considerable analytical depth with the work of Argentine filmmaker, Eliseo Subiela: his principle filmic texts; overarching cinematic motifs; and literary cultural influences following a variety of approaches and styles, such as theoretical, mythological, Jungian, historical, philosophical, and literary modes. Also included in this work is an in-depth interview with the filmmaker in English.
Nancy J. Membrez is an Associate Professor of Spanish Literature, Culture, Film, and Digital Filmmaking at the University of Texas.
Foreword by Guy H. Wood; Dedication; Introduction; 1. My Life's Work. Eliseo Subiela; 2. The Construction of the Transnational Film Auteur: Some Notes on the Cinema of Eliseo Subiela. Marvin D'Lugo; 3. Music in the Films of Eliseo Subiela. Thomas Deveny; 4. A Father's Absence and the Demise of the Metanarrative in the Early Films of Eliseo Subiela. Currie Kerr Thompson; 5. Charting Masculinity Through The Conquest of Paradise. Ksenija Bilbija; 6. To Be and Not to Be: Presence/Absence of the Disappeared in Man Facing Southeast. Fernando Reati; 7. My Dinner with Rantes: The Last Interview with Hugo Soto. Jorge Ruffinelli; 8. Semantica fantastica: Man Facing Southeast and Borges's El sur. Jed Deppman; 9. The Idea and Meaning of the Fantastic in Man Facing Southeast. Rudolf Guzman; 10. The Rhetoric of Image and Music in Last Images of the Shipwreck. Fernando Valerio-Holguin; 11. The Desire for Literature: Proxy Auteurs in Last Images of the Shipwreck and Dark Side of the Heart. Geoffrey Kantaris; 12. Poetic and Musical Re-enactment and Masculine Displacement: Dark Side of the Heart as a Film-Poem. Roberto Forns-Broggi; 13. Eliseo Subiela and Oliverio Girondo: Praxis from the Margins. Olga Juzyn; 14. Deepening into Dionysus: An Archetypal Journey from Puer to Ecstasy in Dark Side of the Heart. Cathleen Routree; 15. The Argentine Don Juan: The Case of Dark Side of the Heart. Nancy J. Membrez; 16. Moving Images: Technology and the Affective in Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You Are Going. Keith John Richards; 17. Between Utopia and Reality: The Conquest of Paradise and Wake Up, Love Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste; 18. What Dreams May Come: Time and Nostalgia in Wake Up, Love. Liliana Judith Guzman; 19. The Postmodern Cinderella: The Reinscription of Fairytales in Little Miracles. Nancy J. Membrez; 20. Who's Dreaming (Us)? Liliana Judith Guzman; 21. The Adventures of God: The Unconscious Anatomy and Its Discontents. Ksenija Bilbija; 22. A Tango on the Bright Side: Dark Side of the Heart 2. Liliana Judith Guzman; 23. Short, but Sweet: Notes on Eliseo Subiela's Short Films. Nancy J. Membrez; 24. Man on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: The Evolution of Heartlift (2005). Nancy J. Membrez; 25. The Poet of Argentine Cinema: An Interview with Eliseo Subiela (Unabridged). Cathleen Rountree (with Nancy J. Membrez); Appendices 1-3; Note.