The Modern City in the Latin-American Context

Throughout Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos and Luis Buñuel Los olvidados, it is apparent that the overall sense of unease, horror and despair are ingrained within the ambiences of each of these films, with the backdrop of the city playing a vital role in the development of this idea. However, the extent to which the idea … Read moreThe Modern City in the Latin-American Context

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