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Amores Perros: BFI Modern Classics

Amores Perros<br> by Paul Julian Smith Amores Perros: BFI Modern Classics
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Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: British Film Institute
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 0851709737
ISBN-13: 9780851709734

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Amores Perros (2000), directed by first-time film-maker Alejandro Gonzlez Irittu, with its intersecting storylines and treatment of urban violence and decay, kick-started a renaissance for Mexico's film industry. It was the first Mexican film for generations to achieve major international success, winning many awards, including the Critics' Prize at Cannes. An edgy, complex and sometimes shocking view of life, love and death in the most populous metropolis on the planet, Amores Perros achieves the rare feat of speaking to an international audience while never oversimplifying its indigenous culture.

In the first book-length study of this remarkable film, Paul Julian Smith opens up that culture, revealing the film's relationship to television soap operas, pop music and contemporary debates about what it means to be Mexican. Having researched into the production records and interviewed key personnel, he also shows how the film came to be such a success before going on to analyze how its outstanding acting, music and cinematography combine to create 'a uniquely powerful work in world cinema'.

About the Author:

Paul Julian Smith is a Professor of Spanish at University of Cambridge. He specializes in Hispanic literature and culture from the fifteenth century to the present day, especially Spanish and Mexican cinema.