Bookcover of Postmodern Mysticism
Booktitle:

Postmodern Mysticism

A Study of the Feature Films of Guillermo del Toro

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2015-07-21 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-75947-5

ISBN-10:
3659759473
EAN:
9783659759475
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Postmodern Mysticism carefully explores the cinema of the prolific filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Arguing for del Toro’s status as a consummate artist, this study encompasses all eight of his films, and mobilizes close, formal analyses of del Toro’s distinctive style as an extension of his personal history and personality. In doing so, Postmodern Mysticism illuminates the motifs, images, and issues that del Toro is invested in, such as: the beauty and horror of bodies; the restructuring and subversion of genre codes and conventions; and representations of children that reject sentimentalism. Moreover, with the recent preponderance of films and television programs based on or inspired by Christian and fairytale narratives, Postmodern Mysticism positions del Toro’s cinema as a subversive body of work that aims to challenge—without pretense or derision—religious dogma and the prettification of fairytales. As such, del Toro’s work is necessary viewing for audiences looking to break free from conventional approaches to— and understandings of—Christianity and fairytales as they appear in film and television.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Frankie Vanaria
Number of pages:
148
Published on:
2015-07-21
Stock:
Available
Category:
Film: General, reference work
Price:
61.90 €
Keywords:
Blockbuster, Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro, del Toro, GDT, genre film, Cronos; Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade 2; Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim.

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