Daily Archives: January 28, 2018

Memories of Underdevelopment – Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1968)

“Memories of Underdevelopment … is a 1968 Cuban film. Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the story is based on a novel by Edmundo Desnoes entitled Inconsolable Memories (Inconsolable Memorias). It was Alea’s fifth film, and probably his most famous worldwide. … Continue reading

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The Snake-Eaters and the Yards

An American officer sits with a group of Montagnards in a military camp in central Vietnam in 1962. “In 1965, syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak used a frontier metaphor to describe the American Special Forces’ advisory role with … Continue reading

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