Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Paul Henggeler
Dr. Roberto M. Salmon
Dr. Jack R. Stanley
After a history of negative, stereotypical Hispanic film depictions, the largely positive evolution of the Hispanic film image after World War II was the result of three primary forces: America's changing social movements and beliefs, Hollywood's financial concerns, and the filmmakers' backgrounds and views. Through the analysis of post-World War II films set in Texas and the study of film reviews, filmmaker's comments, articles, and books on the subject, the thesis argues that screen Hispanics generally became more multi-dimensional, and less stereotypical as the 20 th century progressed.
University of Texas-Pan American
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