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Machuca Pelicula Critical Thinking

Based on the pioneering text Cinema for Spanish Conversation, ¡De Pelicula! uses recent feature films (click here to view the list of films) with a PG or PG-13 rating to build Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, and reading. The text also provides a unique method to explore the cultural concepts depicted in the films.

As with the parent text, ¡De Pelicula! provides a context for listening to the film through previewing exercises, background information, vocabulary, cultural material, and post-viewing exercises, including student exercises to be done in small groups. This version covers eight films and may be used as a primary or ancillary text in fourth year high school courses, for community college courses—especially those language courses taught in the evening—or in single-semester courses at most colleges.

All films are new to this edition and come from a range of Spanish-speaking countries, All may be easily obtained for classroom viewing or language labs, or for students to purchase or rent on their own.

Features:

  • Preliminary vocabulary
  • 4 Segmented film study sections: Preparación, Los personajes, Exploración, Notas culturales
  • Conversation exercises for the whole class, small groups, or pairs
  • Short composition exercises

 

Instructor Resources:

An electronic (PDF only) instructor's manual is available for qualified adopters. If you have adopted the text, request the instructor's manual here.

 

Films:

Films not included, but readily available from numerous vendors, including Amazon.com.

  • La misma luna (Under the Same Moon)
  • Danzon
  • De eso no se habla (I Don't Want to Talk About It)
  • Un lugar en el mundo (Place in the World)
  • Machuca
  • Guantanamera (Guantanamero)
  • Nueba Yol (Nueba Yol: Vol 1 & 3)
  • El viaje de Carol (Carol's Journey)

 

About the Authors:

Mary McVey Gill has co-authored. Mary McVey Gill is the co-author of Cinema for Spanish Conversation. She has co-authored about a dozen books in Spanish. She lives in Stanford, California.

Deana Smalley has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Santa Clara University and Stanford University. In addition to ¡De Película!, she has co-authored Cinema for Spanish Conversation. She has also translated a number of history and social sciences titles for Teachers’ Curriculum Institute. She lives in Redwood City, California.

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Storyline

Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. Written by FICV

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Plot Keywords:

campaign|chile|political reform|pinochet|referendum| See All (59) »


Taglines:

Adiós, Mr. Pinochet.


Genres:

Drama


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language| See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site|Official site [Japan]

Country:

Chile|France|Mexico|USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 2012 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Heung jingfu syut bat See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, ChileSee more »


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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,742, 17 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,343,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,746,744

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Participant Media, Funny Balloons, FabulaSee more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.40 : 1

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several people from the actual "No" campaign in Chile were hired to play members of the "Yes" campaign in the film. See more »


Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Quotes

Publicista Campaña Sí: [Speaking to the YES Campaign board] If you want to scare people, you have to scare them with their past, their past poverty, long lines to buy bread. The opposition has its cries of socialism, yes. But the only thing that interests people is the scramble, and also they know that socialism is miserable. Instead you have a system in which anyone can be rich. Attention!, not 'everyone'... 'anyone'. You can not lose when all are committed to be that 'anyone'.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

No lo quiero
Written by Isabel Parra
Performed by Isabel Parra, Cristina Parra, Javiera Parra, Milena Rojas, Cecilia Echeñique and Tati Penna.
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