Dreaming the Future in ‘Children of Men’

Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film ‘Children of Men’ is a text that explores the interplay of past, present and future on both personal and societal levels. Many characters in the film are obsessed with reiterating the past in an endless cycle of stagnation. In the case of Jasper’s character, this is limiting and pointless but can … Read moreDreaming the Future in ‘Children of Men’

The Image of the “Other” in Children of Men, Babel, and Cronos

In filmmaking, directors have subtly ascribed roles of the Self and the Other in discourse. Examining the movies, Children of Men, Babel, and Cronos, one sees the Self as the one who prevails in forming the worldview and conforming the viewers’ opinion to his own perspective; whereas the Other who has a secondary role in … Read moreThe Image of the “Other” in Children of Men, Babel, and Cronos

Analyzing the Cinematography in Children of Men

Within Children of Men, the implementation of various stylistic elements from a cinematography standpoint allows Alfonso Cuarón to iterate subtle messages throughout the film. More specifically, the usage of combined camera angles and extended on-screen visuals adds together to encapsulate several themes including infertility, overpopulation, and global capitalism. This essay will seek to establish and … Read moreAnalyzing the Cinematography in Children of Men