Bored to Distraction: Cinema of Excess in End-Of-The-Century Mexico and Spain Claudia Schaefer

ISBN: 9780791458884

Published: October 2003

Hardcover

224 pages


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Bored to Distraction: Cinema of Excess in End-Of-The-Century Mexico and Spain  by  Claudia Schaefer

Bored to Distraction: Cinema of Excess in End-Of-The-Century Mexico and Spain by Claudia Schaefer
October 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780791458884 | 9.32 Mb

Popular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggeratedMorePopular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggerated rapture, a dizzying array of images assaults the eye.

Drawing on recent films from Mexico and Spain, Bored to Distraction navigates this visual terrain, from melodrama to horror, looking for what, if anything, might be excessive enough to rouse us from our comfortable everyday routines.



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