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By Celestino Deleyto


This in-depth learn of Mexican movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu explores his function in relocating Mexican filmmaking from a conventional nationalist schedule in the direction of a extra international concentration. operating within the usa and in Mexico, Iñárritu crosses nationwide borders whereas his video clips holiday the limitations of distribution, construction, narration, and magnificence. His good points additionally scan with transnational id as characters to migrate and settings change.
In learning the overseas scope of Iñárritu's influential motion pictures Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel, Celestino Deleyto and María del Mar Azcona hint universal issues equivalent to human ache and redemption, probability, and unintentional encounters. The authors additionally examine the director's robust visible kind and his constant use of a number of characters and a fragmented narrative constitution. The ebook concludes with a brand new interview with Iñárritu that touches at the subject matters and material of his leader works.

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In this section, we look closely at the strategies employed to represent chronological and filmic time in the first two films: the importance of simultaneity in Amores perros and the apparent temporal confusion in 21 Grams. These films show that The Films of Alejandro González Iñárritu | 23 time affects the characters and how spectators make sense of the stories in crucial ways and convey particular approaches to contemporary cultural phenomena, while at the same time zeroing in on Iñárritu’s main fascination: the beauty of interpersonal relationships, the wonders of physical contact between human beings, and the power and fragility of human happiness.

This fortuitous and apparently irrelevant event immediately invokes the invisible presence of Octavio and reminds us that, even if his episode is over, his story is still Figure 4. Enhancing simultaneity: El Chivo crosses paths with Ramiro and Susana in Amores perros. The Films of Alejandro González Iñárritu | 31 very much alive. At this moment, in a different part of the city, Octavio is probably ransacking Susana’s bedroom in search of the money he won with the dogfights. Through this inconsequential encounter, the film reactivates the internal point of view on Octavio’s story and, at the same time, puts it into perspective within an urban context through el Chivo’s eyes.

This interest in random connections can be traced back to an early example, Grand Hotel, with its crisscrossing of an ensemble of life-weary characters in the lobby and the corridors of its art-deco hotel. Yet, in the last decade of the twentieth century, filmic representations of contingency and the circuitous nature of human interaction acquired special relevance as a series of social and scientific discourses started to kindle the collective imagination in characteristic and unprecedented ways.

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