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La aventura de Miguel Littín clandestino en ChileRate to see the homeland he’d been exiled from for so many years he also meant to pull off a very risky stunt with the help of three film crews from La aventura ePUB #9734 three different countries each supposedly busy making a movie to promote tourism he would secretly put together a film that would tell the truth about Pinochet’s benighted Chile a film that would capture the world’s attention while landing the general and his se. In the introduction to the NYRB edition of Gabriel Garcia Máruez's Clandestine in Chile Francesco Goldman makes the claim that the book is most rewarding when read not as the tale of adventure and political intrigue it seems at first glance but instead as a study of the times 1985 the place Chile and the specific person Miguel Littín exiled middle aged film director who returns to his native country disguised as a Uruguayan businessman to film a documentary about life under the Pinochet dictatorship I tend to agree with Goldman's claim As a gripping tale of resistance fighters battling a frightening adversary and eually as an exposé of the horrible living conditions resulting from the Pinochet regime the piece is undeniably lacking As Goldman writesEven Littín briefly finds himself reflecting that he could easily live in this country He and the teams of filmmakers he deploys like a spymaster throughout the country never seem to be in any real danger There is some suspense over Littín's being unmasked but one senses it would lead to nothing graver than his expulsion from the country; the reign of terror in this locked up Chile seems to have subsided There is little in this book that might disturb the tranuility of those who argue that on balance the coup and the Pinochet dictatorship were worth enduring because of the relative prosperity and stability and the return to democratic rule that was its undeniable resultNothing that is unless you count Littín's subjective disagreement with such an argument based on his memories and the stories he's heard about life in Chile since 1973 The filmmaker enters the country convinced of what he will find there awash with nostalgia and traumatized by the time twelve years before when he and his wife and children were forced to flee the country under real pain of death Almost from the opening pages though the Chile Littín actually discovers is a severe anticlimax He expects to find Santiago devastated and depressing; instead he is disappointed to find at least on the surface a radiant cityThe new Pudahuel airport however lies on an expressway with a modern lighting system and that was a bad start for someone like me who convinced of the evil of the dictatorship needed to see clear evidence of its failures in the streets in daily life and in people's behavior all of which could be filmed and shown to the world But now my disuiet gave way to frank disappointment          Contrary to what we had heard in exile Santiago was a radiant city its venerable monuments spendidly illuminated its streets spotlessly clean and orderly If anything armed policemen were in evidence on the streets of Paris or New York than hereOf course the true test of a city's uality of life is not measured by the illumination of its monuments or the cleanliness of its streets and Clandestine in Chile does not make the argument that life in Chile under Pinochet was devoid of repression Neither however does it come up with first hand accounts that prove very condemnatory Littín has a stable of second hand or twelve year old horror stories about repressions under the regime professors arrested in front of their children and later killed a father setting himself on fire so that his children be released from torture but the actual events that occur within the book prove at the most surreal and often merely routine Littín and his crew for example are convinced it's a trap when they are granted permission to film inside Moneda Palace Pinochet's headuarters and they collaborate with their undercover contacts to make sure of several contingency plans before entering but the filming proceeds in an uneventful non threatening way Similarly reports of one of his crews getting arrested turn out to be false; ticket inspectors on the airplane turn out not to be looking for him; even the carabineros policemen of whom he is so obsessively paranoid in the beginning of his trip turn out much often helpful and sincere than sinister Indeed on the few occasions when Littín does seem in real trouble he has invariably brought the problem on himself through his almost comical compulsion to test the boundaries of his own cover And in fact this ties in nicely with the uality that ironically I found to be Clandestine in Chile's saving grace Littín's irresponsible and there is no other word for it dickish behavior is so odd and the rest of his character so contradictory that the reader can easily remain engaged throughout the book's 116 pages solely in trying to figure him out What to make for example of his decision to seek out and provoke two carabineros working on his film site during one of the first shoots in Santiago therefore making it likely that they would examine the very false documents about which he was endlessly anxious How to react to his claim that he accidentally ended up out after curfew with a crew member in the neighborhood of his childhood home and unknowingly directed the car to his mother's house thereby enabling himself to visit his mother and uncle despite previous strict warnings not to go near them for fear of blowing his cover There is the odd compulsion he feels to carry a huge number of packs of Gitanes cigarettes into the country and his paranoid inability to get rid of any of the used up packets One of his most asinine moments comes shortly after his entrance into Chile when he is beset by a sudden wave of nostalgia and jumps out of the taxi—ignoring the imminent curfew abandoning his ostensible wife and generally calling both their cover into uestion; when she gets angry at him upon his return and then the female head of the Italian film crew reuires him to go through all their pre arranged passwords rather than just letting him in because she recognizes his voice he seems to think her thoroughness threatens his manhood         But with the same rigorousness she was to display every moment of the days to follow she would not open the door until the password game was complete         Goddammit I muttered to myself thinking not just of Elena but of Ely his real wife too They're all alike And I continued to reply to the interrogation in the manner I most detest in life that of the housebroken husbandBizarre right I mean if you didn't think so many passwords were necessary why agree to them in the first place It reflects very little on gender roles that one partner in a collaboration would expect to go through the full password exchange as rehearsed rather than abandoning the plan just because the other person says Stop screwing around and let me in Throughout the book Littín displays this odd mix of petrification at relatively innocuous setbacks and a cavalier dismissal of the safeguards his collaborators think necessary Not that Littín is entirely unsympathetic; there were many scenes when I found him to be uite likeable But this behavioral discrepancy reinforces the impression that Littín himself is unsure how seriously he takes his political work in Chile—it often seems that although genuinely critical of the Pinochet regime his true motivation stems from a desire to explore his personal nostalgia than to criticize his political opponents from the inside Paragraphs about the film's political raison d'être sometimes collapse at key points to give way to sentences like I had lost the image of my country in a fog of nostalgia and now for the first time I had to uestion whether this harvesting of my nostalgia was worth the trouble It is characteristic of the Littín character as crafted by Garcia Maruez that he would refer to a political exposé as a harvesting of nostalgia And indeed the authorship of the book—Littín as filtered or crafted by Garcia Maruez—is one of the most interesting things about it After Littín's real life trip to Chile he was interviewed by Garcia Maruez about his experiences; Garcia Maruez then whittled the long interview down to a novella length piece of reportage claiming to use only Littín's own words To me this brings up uite interesting uestions about what it means to author a work since what Garcia Maruez did would often be referred to as editing At the same time sampling cutting and rearranging preexisting interview footage into a cohesive narrative is an approach to nonfiction that mirrors some of the cut and paste methods of the Beat poets—a cool application that would certainly not have occurred to me All in all a curiosity and one that I found compelling albeit for different reasons than I originally assumed

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In the film director Miguel Littín fled de Miguel MOBI #238 Chile after a US supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende The new dictator General Augusto Pinochet instituted a reign of terror and turned Chile into a laboratory to test the poisonous prescriptions of the American economist Milton Friedman In Littín returned to Chile disguised as a Uruguayan businessman He was despe. Early in 1985 the Chilean film director Miguel Littín whose name was on a blacklist of 5000 exiles forbidden to re enter their homeland spent six weeks working undercover with the help of personal disguise and deception He shot something like 100000 feet of film about the state of Chile after 12 turbulent years of military dictatorship Entering under a false passport he successfully got away with being a Uruguayan businessman after altering his appearance and along with other European film crews set out the travel the length and breadth of the country even managing to film inside Augusto Pinochet's private office García Máruez after interviewing Littín and changing some details to protect real names writes an account of his time there Máruez ditches his trademark magic realism to write a book that was in Roberto Bolaño territory and although it deals with a fascinating subject matter I am not entirely sure it was written by the correct writer Had Littín himself paged a work of factual non fiction with greater depth this is barely over a hundred pages long it may have been far engrossing The result here is somewhere between a comedy spy thriller which didn't suit the material and an evocative slice of political reportage So all in all I found it a mixed bag It does go some ways to offer a tragic summary of Chilean politics and the poorer folk living through extreme fear but the comical edge kind of ruined it for me

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DOWNLOAD ↠ La aventura de Miguel Littín clandestino en Chile ☆ [Download] ✤ La aventura de Miguel Littín clandestino en Chile By Gabriel García Márquez – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In 1973 the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a US supported military coup toppled the democratically electedCret police with a very visible black eye Afterwards the great novelist Gabriel García Máruez sat down with Littín to hear the story of his escapade with all its scary comic and not a little surreal ups and downs Then applying the same uneualed gifts that had already gained him a Nobel Prize García Máruez wrote aventura de Miguel eBook #180 it down Clandestine in Chile is a true life adventure story and a classic of modern reportag. Boring