GUILLERMO DEL TORO "FILM AS ALCHEMIC ART"

por MCDONALD, KEITH

CONTINUUM PUB. CORP.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO "FILM AS ALCHEMIC ART"

ISBN: 978-1-4411-2449-4
Fecha de la edición: 2014
Edición Nº: 1
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Encuadernación: CARTONE
Nº Pág.: 248

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A critical exploration of one of the most exciting, original and influential figures to emerge in contemporary film, "Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art" is a major contribution to the analysis of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic output. It offers an in-depth discussion of del Toro's oeuvre and investigates key ideas, recurrent motifs and subtle links between his movies. The book explores the sources that del Toro draws upon and transforms in the creation of his rich and complex body of work. These include the literary, artistic and cinematic influences on films such as "Pan's Labyrinth", "The Devil's Backbone", "Cronos "and "Mimic, "and the director's engagement with comic book culture in his two "Hellboy" films, "Blade II" and "Pacific Rim". As well as offering extensive close textual analysis, the authors also consider del Toro's considerable impact on wider popular culture, including a discussion of his role as producer, ambassador for 'geek' culture and figurehead in new international cinema.



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