My Last Sigh

Author: Luis Buñuel

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 8046

The reminiscences of the distinguished international filmmaker discusses his collaboration with Salvador Dali, his films, and his relationships with Picasso, Ernst, Huxley, and other notables of the twentieth century

The Last Sigh

Author: Swapnil

Publisher: BFC Publications

ISBN: 9390478790

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 67

View: 7879

In 'The last sigh, the story revolves around a salesman who struggles to sell his product on the train. He lives in a camp and it was affected by mosquito bite. Everyone is suffering from malaria. A number of diseases were increasing day by day. One day he happens by a machine which changes his luck. Did it really work?

Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Author: Marsha Kinder,Kinder Marsha,Horton Andrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568319

Category: Art

Page: 238

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A study of Luis Buuuel's Oscar-winning masterpiece The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.

Buñuel and Mexico

Author: Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520239520

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 784

The first extended study of Bunuel's Mexican films, which consititute a significant but neglected part of the great film maker's career.

Los Olvidados

Author: Mark Polizzotti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838716955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Los Olvidados (1950) established Luis Bunuel's reputation as a world-class director. Set in the slums of Mexico City, it follows the crime-filled and violent lives of group of juvenile delinquents. The film exhibits some of Bunuel's recognisable themes of love's yearnings, social injustice, and surrealism, but with a layer of compassion that sets it apart from many of his other films. In 2003, 'Los Olvidados' was inducted into UNESCO's Memory of the World programme, which preserves documentary heritage of world significance. Mark Polizzotti explores the historical context, aesthetic importance and biographical significance of the film, providing the first complete overview of 'Los Olvidados' in English. He also presents an introduction to the Mexican film industry and places Bunuel and his films within it. While many critics have taken 'Los Olvidados' as a film about urban poverty, Mark Polizzotti sees it as a much more personal and mysterious statement about yearning, loss, and the need for redemption. By taking the notion of hunger as its structural principle, he explores the themes of love, betrayal, desire, and death that make the film such a powerful statement more than fifty years after its release.

The Classical Mexican Cinema

Author: Charles Ramírez Berg

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477308059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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From the mid-1930s to the late 1950s, Mexican cinema became the most successful Latin American cinema and the leading Spanish-language film industry in the world. Many Cine de Oro (Golden Age cinema) films adhered to the dominant Hollywood model, but a small yet formidable filmmaking faction rejected Hollywood’s paradigm outright. Directors Fernando de Fuentes, Emilio Fernández, Luis Buñuel, Juan Bustillo Oro, Adolfo Best Maugard, and Julio Bracho sought to create a unique national cinema that, through the stories it told and the ways it told them, was wholly Mexican. The Classical Mexican Cinema traces the emergence and evolution of this Mexican cinematic aesthetic, a distinctive film form designed to express lo mexicano. Charles Ramírez Berg begins by locating the classical style’s pre-cinematic roots in the work of popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada at the turn of the twentieth century. He also looks at the dawning of Mexican classicism in the poetics of Enrique Rosas’ El Automóvil Gris, the crowning achievement of Mexico’s silent filmmaking era and the film that set the stage for the Golden Age films. Berg then analyzes mature examples of classical Mexican filmmaking by the predominant Golden Age auteurs of three successive decades. Drawing on neoformalism and neoauteurism within a cultural studies framework, he brilliantly reveals how the poetics of Classical Mexican Cinema deviated from the formal norms of the Golden Age to express a uniquely Mexican sensibility thematically, stylistically, and ideologically.

Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy

Author: Vijay Mishra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350094412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 5782

Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy is the first book to draw extensively from material in the Salman Rushdie archive at Emory University to uncover the makings of the British-Indian writer's modernist poetics. Simultaneously connecting Rushdie with radical non-Western humanism and an essentially English-European sensibility, and therefore questions about world literature, this book argues that a true understanding of the writer lies in uncovering his 'genesis of secrecy' through a close reading of his archive. Topics and materials explored include unpublished novels, plays and screenplays; the earlier versions and drafts of Midnight's Children and its adaptations; understanding Islam and The Satanic Verses; the influence of cinema; and Rushdie's turn to earlier archives as the secret codes of modernism. Through careful examination of Rushdie's archive, Vijay Mishra demonstrates how Rushdie combines a radically new form of English with a familiarity with the generic registers of Indian, Arabic and Persian literary forms. Together, these present a contradictory orientalism that defines Rushdie's own humanism within the parameters of world literature.