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Calidad Revistas Científicas Españolas
VOL.
23(1)/
2010
Author / Gabri RÓDENAS Investigador en Economía y valor moral en el arte: Teoría y praxis artísticas y Comunicación, Discurso y Tecnologías: aproximaciones interdisciplinares. Universidad de Murcia. Facultad de Filosofía y Facultad de Comunicación y Documentación. Murcia.
Article / Jim Jarmusch: From the American to the Worldwide Insomnia (1980-1991)

Abstract /

This paper tackles the transit from the analysis of the American Insomnia to the study of the Worldwide Insomnia in the first period of Jim Jarmusch´s films. The American Insomnia must be understood as a criticism of the American Dream and the American Way of Life, especially as it was represented in the hegemonic cinema during the 80´s. Jarmusch carries out that criticism in the formal and subject matter levels. The object of this paper is to show how the American Insomnia becomes a Worldwide Insomnia progressively, reaching its top with Night on Earth (1991) and coinciding with the end of the Reagan in-office period.

Keywords /

Jarmusch, Reagan, American Dream, American way of life, Vietnam, Status Quo

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