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In ExcessSergei Eisenstein's Mexico$
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Masha Salazkina

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226734149

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.001.0001

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The “Epilogue”

The “Epilogue”

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(p.139) 4 The “Epilogue”
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In Excess
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0005

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

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