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Clandestine in Chile

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Clandestine in Chile

AuthorGabriel Garcia Marquez
Original titleLa aventura de Miguel Littin clandestino en Chile
CountryChile
LanguageSpanish
SubjectMiguel Littin
ISBN0-8050-0322-3

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famous for his books, 'A Hundred Years of Solitude' 'Love in Time of Cholera' puts on his journalistic hat again, and produced this summary of 18 hours of interview with Miguel Littin, famous Chilean film director who had returned to Chile during Pinochet's regime of terror to film Condition of country and effects on people. Miguel Littin had fled Chile after Pinochet toppled Allende in coup and remained in exile, being on Pinochet's list of 5000 people forbidden to enter country. Littin spent 6 weeks in Chile disguised as Uruguayan businessman. Precise and detailed planning with 3 European film crews who were unaware of each other for security, filming different sections of Chile, was necessary and made possible only with assistance of underground resistance. In order to escape detection, Littin had to stay in character entire time he was in Chile, keep eye out for carabineros paying attention to him, avoid calling on friends and family, make sure his teams were kept safe, film footage smuggled out of Chile into Italy, and that they all get out before game was up. His adventures were very cloak and dagger, meetings were series of complicated passwords and his guardian angel was clearly working overtime because he had some incredible luck in getting out of more than few potential dangerous situations where his disguise could have been uncover. Filmmaker and Political exile Miguel Littin is focus of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's real life story, which recounts Littin's Clandestine return to his native Chile 12 years after CIA sponsored military coup d'etat which topple Salvador Allende's democratically elected government-after which General Augusto Pinochet came to power. FWIW there's odd feel to this at least in respect to Garcia Marquez's writing of it-As narrative seems entirely Littin's. Littin has in mind to make film about contemporary Chile after 12 years of military dictatorship. There is lot of planning and secrecy involved as he tries to coordinate multiple film crews from various nations. What he found ismuch of expect popular discontent along with plenty of political repression. It's easy to see all that. He is broadminded enough to spot positive differences and point them out, these are only very occasional. Nightly Curfew And Palpable Fear Of Consequences Of Being Caught Out Has Everyone Running For Home Or Cover And This Does Much To Inhibit His Project Throughout. Pinochet and friends had turned economy over to Milton Friedman's Chicago style economics which had just about ripped out heart of broad Chilean economy, though on other hand, was boon for multinational corporations. Littin, who is in disguise throughout and carrying phony Uruguayan passport, jumps from location to location trying to bring all elements he wants together. For most part, it worked and he was able to make film he came back to Chile to make.

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Reissue nearly 25 years after its appearance, book recounts middle-age caper, vainglorious yet genuinely gripping. Time has drained adventure of its urgency, and our geographical cultural distance blunts its force. Still, this remains significant document. Invaluable Preface By Francisco Goldman Explains Why. Boston Globe journalism, which began Marquez's Nobel Prize-winning career, is employed here not only to tell Littin's remarkable story, but offer tragic summary of Chilean politics. Independent story and perhaps words are anothers but Elan all Gabriel Garcia Marquezs. John Updike, New Yorker extraordinary adventure which would make good comedy if it do not take place against background of one of most repressive regimes in modern times. Courier Mail Two foremost artists of America meet in this breathtaking story. Narrative Progresses In Sober, Almost Matter-of-fact Tone, Allowing Reader To Go Along, To Imagine, To Breathe Atmosphere Charged With Impending Dangers And To Experience, As Near As Reading Permits, Ugly Dictatorship Of General Pinochet, Entrench In Chile Since 1973. Clandestine is fascinating literary journey. Book Alone Is Celebration Of Human Ingenuity And Determination. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Marjorie Agosin, Christian Science Monitor

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