Bored to Distraction

Bored to Distraction

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Popular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggerated rapture, a dizzying array of images assaults the eye. Drawing on recent films from Mexico and Spain, Bored to Distraction navigates this visual terrain, from melodrama to horror, looking for what, if anything, might be excessive enough to rouse us from our comfortable everyday routines.Cinema of Excess in End-of-the-Century Mexico and Spain Claudia Schaefer ... and innovative technology aims to captivate and enthrall those seeking relief from the heat of the dog days of summer in the ... It would seem that even in the attempt to seek a distraction from a long series of summer days, audiences fall into theanbsp;...

Title:Bored to Distraction
Author:Claudia Schaefer
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-02-01


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