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Film Quarterly. 2007; 6044–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.4
Published: 01 June 2007
...Paul Julian Smith ABSTRACT Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth reimagines the bloodshed and tyranny of the period immediately after the Spanish Civil War in terms of a fairy tale, which may be a girl's fantasy. This review argues that the film's achievement is to reinforce not reduce historical...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73164–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.64
Published: 01 September 2019
... two countries in a common endeavor against horror. Indeed, Portes himself has stressed in an interview not only the importance of the horror genre to Mexican cinema (legitimized as it is by the consecrated figure of del Toro) but also his film s close connec- tion to the current situation in his...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72461–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.4.61
Published: 01 June 2019
...-alfonso- cuarons-roma. Castillo, Monica. Alfonso Cuarón on Painstakingly Recreating His Childhood Memories for the Deeply Personal Roma. Remezcla, October 2018. httpremezcla.com/features/film/ alfonso-cuaron-guillermo-del-toro-roma-nyff/. Colás, Julieta. Roma Is a Start. But We Whitexicans...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72454–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.4.54
Published: 01 June 2019
..., with a surprise introduction by his friend and sometimes collaborator, fellow Mexican film- maker Guillermo del Toro.1 Del Toro proclaimed that Cuarón s work demonstrates that the road to Hollywood is not a one-way street. Cuarón s return to make a film set in Mexico City after the success of Gravity...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72438–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.4.38
Published: 01 June 2019
... they could be, especially since the first shot s high angle is matched by the closing image s low-angle shot. As Cuarón s longtime friend, sometime business partner, and fellow Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro has phrased it so eloquently in his Twitter observations about the film, The opening shot...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72446–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.4.46
Published: 01 June 2019
... oldest film school, the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC) in Mexico City, he be- gan working with his cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki as well as his tight band of cohorts Carlos Marcovich and Guillermo del Toro, plus the non-CUECAlejandro González Iñárritu. Today, Cuarón, del Toro...
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Film Quarterly. 2018; 71480–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2018.71.4.80
Published: 01 June 2018
... al., 1939) and The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, 2017). In bringing a variety of films into new focus, you also seem to chart an array of attitudes or affective registers, such as the comic absurdism of slapstick comedy and the dark pessimism of film noir. Would it be fair to say that your book...
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Film Quarterly. 2017; 711111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.71.1.111
Published: 01 September 2017
... Wegener, has an animating force in the center of his chest, like the ones sported by Iron Man and the metal giants in Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, 2013) (115). After a lifetime spent absorbing innumerable Frankenstein encounters, from the original novel to the movies, it took read- ing Braudy for me...
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Film Quarterly. 2017; 711113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.71.1.113
Published: 01 September 2017
... del Toro, 2013) (115). After a lifetime spent absorbing innumerable Frankenstein encounters, from the original novel to the movies, it took read- ing Braudy for me to understand the ramifications of the story of themanandhis creature. This is anovelwrittenbyawoman about the relations between men, and...
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Film Quarterly. 2016; 7029–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.70.2.9
Published: 01 December 2016
... arthouse theaters where, since the late 1990s arrival of filmmakers like Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro, and Alfonso Cuarón, cin- ema from the region has found unprecedented success. It s been some years since Latin American cinema re- emerged With those words scare quotes included the...
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Film Quarterly. 2016; 701126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.70.1.126
Published: 01 September 2016
... analyses of films made by Latin American directors in Europe and the United States including the international hits by Iñárritu, Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), and 21 Grams (2013); Guillermo del Toro s Pacific Rim (2013); and Cuarón s Gravity (2013) which leads the reader to question what is Latin...
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Film Quarterly. 2016; 701128–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.70.1.128
Published: 01 September 2016
... north. Yet Hart also provides extensive analyses of films made by Latin American directors in Europe and the United States including the international hits by Iñárritu, Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), and 21 Grams (2013); Guillermo del Toro s Pacific Rim (2013); and Cuarón s Gravity (2013) which leads...
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Film Quarterly. 2014; 68222–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2014.68.2.22
Published: 01 December 2014
...Ben Parker 25. Bazin, “Preface,” 7. 26. Ibid., 9. 27. Devereux, Reality and Dream , 8–9. 28. Ibid., 10, 19. 29. Ibid., 97–98. 20. Lee Clark Mitchell, Westerns (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1996), 4. 21. Ibid., 58. 22. Del Toro, who is...
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Film Quarterly. 2014; 6825–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2014.68.2.5
Published: 01 December 2014
... del Toro) from himself. Just as the character of Devereux turns to psychoanalysis out on the plains, so does Parker explore the symbiotic relationship between psychoanalysis and the Western itself, tracking its history across a range of films to argue for the psychoanalytic underpinnings of the genre...
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Film Quarterly. 2013; 6635–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2013.66.3.5
Published: 01 May 2013
..., Julia Roberts, Benicio Del Toro, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Michael Douglas, and Channing Tatum. These stars have been drawn to working with him not to latch onto a project with box-office potential, but rather because Soderbergh offered them the opportunity to collaborate with a director willing to take...
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Film Quarterly. 2013; 67127–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2013.67.1.27
Published: 01 September 2013
... (through September) Film Title (director) Country Box Office (RMB) Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow and Chi-Chin Kwok) China-HK 1,246,030,000 Iron Man 3 (Shane Black) USA 755,230,000 So Young (Wei Zhao) China 718,950,000 Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro) USA 694,300,000 American...
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Film Quarterly. 2007; 6043 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.3
Published: 01 June 2007
... the fall, but the range and timeliness may already be seen in this issue. As well as essays on recent releases by Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, and Guillermo del Toro, a survey of Michael Haneke s work, a thought- ful interview with Oliver Stone, and the typically re- warding suite of book reviews that...
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Film Quarterly. 2009; 62463–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2009.62.4.63
Published: 01 June 2009
... Oscars, is taking place. While the stars, including Hollywood Latin royalty Penélope Cruz and Benicio del Toro, strike an unusually glamorous figure on the signature green carpet (left-leaning film folk once made a point of attending in jeans), the talk in Madrid, as elsewhere, is of crisis. The three...
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Film Quarterly. 2009; 63231–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2009.63.2.31
Published: 01 December 2009
... Guillermo del Toro s first film, Cronos (1993). These three films share a kind of dirty realism in common with Let the Right One In, a film which relies on austerity and a stripped-down language of visual information drawn from ordi nary life. Its vampire, the eternally twelve-year-old Eli, is convincingly...
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Film Quarterly. 2009; 6246–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2009.62.4.6
Published: 01 June 2009
... animated plotting. Always the outsider, the extranjero even at the center of the epic story. This five- second excursion into sentiment sharpens the film s point. We are not especially asked to like the characters (though Benicio del Toro can t resist being a bit beguiling; Demián Bichir as Castro is more...