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Saturno, melancolía y El laberinto del fauno de Guillermo del Toro

Rojas, Maribel Cedeño

In: HeLix - Heidelberger Beiträge zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft, 3 (2010), pp. 1-21

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Although the word melancholy and the name of the Roman god Saturn are never explicitly mentioned in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), the film makes many visual and auditory references to them. This article shows and analyzes these iconographic references, i.e., the motifs and symbols that allude to this temperament and god in the film, and offers an interpretation of them in this new context. In order to do so, we will take into account some of the categories proposed by Klibansky, Panofsky and Saxl (1992) in their analysis of the copperplate engraving Melancolia I (1514) of the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer and add some relevant ones.

Document type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: HeLix - Heidelberger Beiträge zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft
Volume: 3
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 16:20
Date: 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-21
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > Exzellenzcluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context
DDC-classification: 950 General history of Asia Far East
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literaturwissenschaft, Pan's Labyrinth; Guillermo del Toro; Melancholy; Saturn; Erwin Panofsky; Symbolism; Francisco de Goya; Spanish Civil War; Cinem
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