Bored to Distraction

Cinema of Excess in End-of-the-Century Mexico and Spain

Claudia Schaefer
eISBN-13: 9780791486078

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Popular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggerated rapture, a dizzying array of images assaults the eye. Drawing on recent films from Mexico and Spain, Bored to Distraction navigates this visual terrain, from melodrama to horror, looking for what, if anything, might be excessive enough to rouse us from our comfortable everyday routines.

ISBNs 9780791458884, 0791486079, 9780791486078
Language English