Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of English
production and reproduction, sexuality, ecology, environmental justice, neo-liberalism, globalization, melancholy, THE POSSIBILITY OF HOPE, CHILDREN OF MEN, Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN, ALFONSO CUARÓN
University of Montana
This thesis examines how three films directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, and The Possibility of Hope, represent the impact of globalization on society and the environment. These films are thematically related, and intended to be considered in connection with one another, as indicated by both interviews with Cuarón, and by critical commentary informing audience reception of these works. Each film uses melancholy as a plot device, and as an ambient presence to elucidate Cuarón’s underlying message that we must re-examine the problematic social, economic and environmental consequences of neo-liberal capitalist models of globalization. Melancholy contextualizes Cuarón’s technical de-stabilization of his central narratives, and informs audiences’ consideration of loss as represented by these films.
Anderson, Jessica, "THE POLITICS OF MELANCHOLY IN ALFONSO CUARÓN’S Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN, CHILDREN OF MEN AND THE POSSIBILITY OF HOPE" (2014). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 4205.
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