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Gentlemanly Gazes: Charles Dickens, Alfonso Cuarón and the Transnational Gulf in Great Expectations

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has remained preoccupied with questions of how globalization shapes identity from his art-house success Y Tu Mamá También(2002) to his Hollywood-financed films ... More


Introduction: Clash of Civilizations

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men, which was loosely based on the 1992 novel of the same name by P.D. James. It analyses Children of Men's dramatization of a world in violent ... More


Children of Men in an Era of Apocalyptic Anxiety

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men in terms of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Pestilence. It explains how Children of Men is described between apocalyptic and ... More


Documenting the Future: Visual Design

Dan Dinello

in Constellations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men eschews the glamorous production values of the standard Hollywood film and moves into the transgressive realm of simulated reportage. It ... More


Conclusion: State of Emergency

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men as a radical film that centralizes criticism of racism, xenophobia, white nationalism, and corporate technology. It examines how Children of Men ... More


Children of Men

Dan Dinello

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A mirror of tomorrow, Alfonso Cuarón's visionary Children of Men (2006) was released to good reviews and a poor box office but is now regarded by many as a twenty-first-century masterpiece. Its ... More


The Resistance

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the underground cadre of militant freedom fighters called the Fishes as the mostconspicuous organized resistance group portrayed in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. It ... More


Rise of a New World

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men fuses its political critique of xenophobia, disaster apartheid, and nationalistic ideologies with transreligious allusions to Christianity, ... More


The French New Wave: New Again

Timothy Dugdale

in New Punk Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the influence of French New Wave on new punk cinema. It presents an analysis of a new punk film that exemplifies the legacy of the New Wave at its best, Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu ... More


The Body, Unbounded: Gravity

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter uses Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity to offer an in-depth theoretical discussion of the term “proprioceptive aesthetics,” and offers a schematic discussion of the main aesthetic problems ... More


Tyranny in the UK

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Alfonso Cuarón's method of layering richly detailed background information that serves as exposition of the Children of Men's totalitarian and xenophobic social landscape as ... More


Hope in Children of Men and Serenity

Sean Cubitt

in Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritiqe from Hollywood to the Mass Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190065713
eISBN:
9780190065751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065713.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Building on the melancholia of the films analysed thus far, a comparison between Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men, based in a world in mourning for its future, and the space opera Serenity (Joss ... More


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