Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema

Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz


notwithstanding Luis Buñuel, some of the most vital filmmakers of the 20th century, spent his most efficient years as a director in Mexico, movie histories and feedback normally pay little recognition to his paintings in this interval. the single book-length English-language research of Buñuel's Mexican movies, this e-book is the 1st to discover an important yet missed zone of this filmmaker's wonderful profession and therefore to fill a niche in our appreciation and realizing of either Buñuel's success and the heritage of Mexican film.

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz considers Buñuel's Mexican films—made among 1947 and 1965—within the context of a countrywide and nationalist movie undefined, evaluating the filmmaker's employment of kinds, genres, personality varieties, subject matters, and methods to these so much attribute of Mexican cinema. during this examine Buñuel's movies turn out to be a hyperlink among the Classical Mexican cinema of the Thirties throughout the Fifties and the "new" Cinema of the Sixties, flourishing in a time of predicament for the nationwide movie and introducing a few of the stylistic and conceptual adjustments that will revitalize Mexican cinema.

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