Chapter

The “Epilogue”

in In Excess

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226734149
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226734163 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0005
The “Epilogue”

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This chapter analyzes the baroque aesthetic in relation to Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It focuses on the allegory of the skull during the Day of the Dead as central to the narrative structure of the film. It compares Eisenstein's project with Walter Benjamin's work on the use of baroque allegory as a means to a radically dialectical construction of history.

Keywords: baroque aesthetic; Sergei Eisenstein; ¡Que Viva Mexico; Day of the Dead; narrative structure; Walter Benjamin; baroque allegory

Chapter.  15661 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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