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The three amigos : the transnational filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón /
Deborah Shaw.
imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
description
xii, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0719082706 (hardback), 9780719082702 (hardback)
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imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
isbn
0719082706 (hardback)
9780719082702 (hardback)
contents note
Introduction -- Guillermo del Toro: the alchemist : Cronos: introducing Guillermo del Toro; Generating an authorial presence for Hellboy II: the golden army; El laberinto del fauno: breaking through the barriers of filmmaking -- Alejandro González Iñárritu: the independent filmmaker : Crashing into the international film market with Amores Perros; 21 grams: an American independent film made by Mexicans; Babel and the global Hollywood gaze -- Alfonso Cuarón: a study of auteurism in flux : Alfonso Cuarón's first films in Mexico and the USA; Cuarón finds his own path: Y tu mamá también; Children of men: the limits of radicalism -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
9099908
 
Includes bibliographical references (p.246-260) and index.
Includes filmography (p. 231-245).
A Look Inside
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From 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2003) This is That Productions, Y Productions, Mediana Productions
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an academic book dedicated to the filmmaking of the Mexican born directors Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Alfonso Cuaron. It examines the career trajectories of the directors and presents a detailed analysis of their most significant films.
Long Description
This is the first academic book dedicated to the filmmaking of the Mexican born directors Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. The book examines the career trajectories of the directors and presents a detailed analysis of their most significant films. These include studies on del Toro's Cronos/ Chronos, El laberinto del fauno/Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Iñárritu's Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel; and Cuarón's Sólo con tu pareja/ Love in the Time of Hysteria, Y tu mamá también, and Children of Men. All three have worked in diverse industrial contexts, and between them they have made key films that have changed the nature of filmmaking in Mexico, Hollywood blockbusters, US independent films, 'European' art films, and films that defy easy classification. They have had unprecedented international success and have crossed linguistic, national and generic borders, cutting through traditional divisions created by film markets. As a result, this book challenges the ways both markets and critics have created clear-cut distinctions between mainstream commercial and independent art cinema, and the ways they have conceptualised US, Latin American and European cinema as discrete entities. The work of the three directors creates new hybrid formations and makes us rethink ways in which we have understood the auteur label. The main theoretical approaches applied in this book to analyse the directors' working practices and texts centre on new readings of auteurism and transnational film theories.This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on Film Studies courses; students on Hispanic Studies cultural courses; and general cinema enthusiasts who are interested in the films of the three directors.
Main Description
This is the first academic book dedicated to the filmmaking of the three best known Mexican born directors, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. Deborah Shaw examines the career trajectories of the directors and presents a detailed analysis of their most significant films with a focus on both the texts and the production contexts in which they were made. These include studies on del Toro's Cronos/ Chronos, El laberinto del fauno/Pan's Labyrinth, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Iñárritu's Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel; and Cuarón's Sólo con tu pareja/ Love in the Time of Hysteria, Y tu mamá también, and Children of Men.The Three Amigos will be of interest to all those who study Hispanic and Spanish Cinema in particular, and World and contemporary cinema in general.
Main Description
This is the first academic book dedicated to the filmmaking of the three best known Mexican born directors, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. The book examines the career trajectories of the directors and presents a detailed analysis of their most significant films with a focus on both the texts and the production contexts in which they were made. These include studies on del Toro's Cronos/ Chronos, El Laberinto del Fauno/Pan's Labyrinth, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Iñárritu's Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel; and Cuarón's Sólo con tu pareja/ Love in the Time of Hysteria, Y Tu Mamá También, and Children of Men.

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