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Spanish cinema 1973-2010 : auteurism, politics, landscape and memory / edited by Maria M. Delgado and Robin Fiddian
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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 4th Floor  PN1993.5.S7 S68 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Motion pictures -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Physical Description xvii, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction / Maria M. Delgado -- El espíritu de la colmena/The spirit of the beehive (Víctor Erice, 1973) : To kill a mocking bird as neglected intertext / Robin Fiddian -- Cet obscur objet du désir/That obscure object of desire (Luis Buñuel, 1977) : Buñuel's technique / Mark Millington -- Ocaña : retrat intermittent/Ocaña : an intermittent portrait (Ventura Pons, 1977) : the Mediterranean movida and the passing away of Francoist Barcelona / Alberto Mira -- El Dorado (Carlos Saura, 1987) : the keys to El Dorado / Agustín Sánchez Vidal, translated by Mar Diestro-Dópido -- El sol del membrillo/The quince tree sun (Víctor Erice, 1992) : moving pictures -- painting, drawing and filmmaking / María José Martínez Jurico and Stephen G.H. Roberts -- Vacas/Cows (Julio Medem, 1992) : from Goya's dining room via Apocalypse now / Jo Evans -- Tesis/Thesis (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996) : delights and follies in filmic discourse / María Donapetry -- Un instante en la vida ajena/A glimpse of other lives (José Luis López-Linares, 2003) : domesticating the documentary archive / Kathleen M. Vernon -- Ninette (José Luis Garci, 2005) : Paris revisited / Sue Harris -- El laberinto del fauno/Pan's labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) : Spanish horror / Paul Julian Smith -- La noche de los girasoles/The night of the sunflowers (Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, 2006) : palimpsests of genre, palimpsests of violence / Tom Whittaker -- En la ciudad de Sylvia/In the city of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007) and the durée of a dérive / Rob Stone -- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008) : Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem acting strangely / Chris Perriam -- La mujer sin cabeza/The headless woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) : silence, historical memory and metaphor / Maria M. Delgado -- Los abrazos rotos/Broken embraces (Pedro Almodóvar, 2009) : talking cures / Marvin D'Lugo -- V.O.S. (Cesc Gay, 2009) : from Shakespearean comedy to national identity / Celestino Deleyto -- También la lluvia/Even the rain (Iciar Bollaín, 2010) : social realism, transnationalism and (neo)colonialism / Duncan Wheeler
Summary "This collection of essays offers a new lens through which to examine Spain's cinema production, following the decades of isolation imposed by the Franco regime. The seventeen key films analysed in the volume span a period of thirty-five years that has been crucial in the development of Spain, Spanish democracy, and Spanish cinema. These films encompass different genres (horror, thriller, melodrama, social realism, documentary), both popular (Los abrazos rotos/Broken Embraces, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and more select art house fare (En la ciudad de Sylvia/In the City of Sylvia, El espíritu de la colmena/Spirit of the Beehive), and languages (English, as both first and second language, Basque, Spanish, Catalan, and French). The volume offers an expanded understanding of 'national' cinemas that negotiates the global co-production networks that fund the production of contemporary films in Spain. Furthermore, it provides treatments of key works by Guillermo del Toro and Lucrecia Martel, alongside an examination of the ways in which both established auteurs (Almodóvar, José Garci, Carlos Saura) and younger generations of filmmakers (Cesc Gay, Alejandro Amenábar, Iciar Bollaín) have harnessed cinematic language towards a commentary on the nation-state, wider issues of landscape, and the politics of historical and cultural memory. The result is a bold new study of the ways in which film has created new prisms (or indeed stereotypes) that have determined how Spain is positioned in the global marketplace."--P. [4] of cover
NOTE 532805
Alternate Author Delgado, Maria M
Fiddian, Robin W

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