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A search for belonging : the Mexican cinema of Luis Buñuel

Author: Marc Ripley
Publisher: London : Wallflower Press ; New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As one of the foremost Spanish directors of all time, Luis Bunuel's filmography has been the subject of innumerable studies. Despite the fact that the twenty films he made in Mexico between 1946 and 1965 represent the most prolific stage of his career as a filmmaker, these have remained relatively neglected in writing on Bunuel and his work. This book focuses on nine of the director's films made in Mexico in order  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Luis Buñuel; Luis Buñuel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Ripley
ISBN: 9780231182348 0231182341 9780231182355 023118235X
OCLC Number: 1003587791
Notes: "A Wallflower Press Book"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Re-locating Buñuel's Mexican cinema --
The island heterotopias of Robinson Crusoe and The young one --
Betwixt and between: liminal space in La mort en ce jardin and Simón del desierto --
The body-self in place: the place-worlds of Los ovidados and Nazarín --
Questions of belonging: the (im)possibility of a home-place --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Marc Ripley.

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This book focuses on nine of Luis Bunuel's films made in Mexico in order to show that a concerted focus on space can unlock new philosophical meaning in his rich body of work. The interdisciplinary  Read more...

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