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In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Masha Salazkina


During the 1920s and 1930s, Mexico attracted an international roster of artists and intellectuals—including Orson Welles, Katherine Anne Porter, and Leon Trotsky—who were drawn to the heady tumult engendered by battling cultural ideologies in an emerging center for the avant-garde. Against the backdrop of this cosmopolitan milieu, this book reconstructs the years that the renowned Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein spent in the country to work on his controversial film ¡Que Viva Mexico! Illuminating the inextricability of Eisenstein's oeuvre from the global cultures of modernity and film, the a ... More

Keywords: Sergei Eisenstein, Mexico, avant-garde, film, modernity, Walter Benjamin, Mexican mythology, sexuality, baroque

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226734149
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masha Salazkina, author