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Children of Men

Author: Dan Dinello
Publisher: 4 Cambridge Street, Liverpool L69 7ZU Liverpool University Press 2019
Series: Constellations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A mirror of tomorrow, Alfonso Cuarón's visionary Children of Men (2006) was released to good reviews and poor box office but is now regarded by many as a twenty-first-century masterpiece. Its propulsive story dramatizes a dystopian future when an infertile humanity hurtles toward extinction and an African refugee holds the key to its survival. Cuarón creates a documentary of the near future when Britain's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Dinello
ISBN: 9781800347304 1800347308
OCLC Number: 1322068240
Description: Online resource (133 pages).
Series Title: Constellations.
Responsibility: Dinello, Dan.

Abstract:

A mirror of tomorrow, Alfonso Cuarón's visionary Children of Men (2006) was released to good reviews and poor box office but is now regarded by many as a twenty-first-century masterpiece. Its propulsive story dramatizes a dystopian future when an infertile humanity hurtles toward extinction and an African refugee holds the key to its survival. Cuarón creates a documentary of the near future when Britain's totalitarian government hunts down and cages refugees like animals as the world descends into violent chaos. In the midst of xenophobia and power abuses that have led to a permanent state of emergency, Children of Men inspires with a story of hope and political resistance. Dan Dinello explicates Children of Men's politically progressive significance in the context of today's rise of authoritarianism and white nationalism. Though topical at the time, the film now feels as if it's been torn from today's headlines. Examining the film from ideological, psychological, and philosophical ...

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