100 Years of Spanish Cinema / Edition 1

100 Years of Spanish Cinema / Edition 1

by Tatjana Pavlovic, Inmaculada Alvarez, Rosana Blanco-Cano, Anitra Grisales
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405184191

ISBN-13: 9781405184199

Pub. Date: 11/24/2008

Publisher: Wiley

100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day. Approaching film as a cultural institution and a technological invention, it combines aesthetic analysis with contextual information on Spanish history, politics, and the cinematic…  See more details below

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100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day. Approaching film as a cultural institution and a technological invention, it combines aesthetic analysis with contextual information on Spanish history, politics, and the cinematic industry. 100 Years of Spanish Cinema offers a step-by-step guide for students as they explore the visual elements, critical perspectives, and cultural contexts of twenty-two featured works, helping them to be more analytical, sophisticated, and engaged spectators, while also enabling them to interpret and examine the films in light of the socio-cultural conditions in which they were produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405184199
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
898,125
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

About the Authors viii

Acknowledgments x

Preface xi

1 Silent Cinema and its Pioneers (1906–1930) 1

El ciego de aldea, Ángel García Cardona 8

Amor que mata, Fructuós Gelabert 10

Don Pedro el Cruel, Ricardo Baños, Albert Marro 12

La aldea maldita, Florián Rey 15

2 Surrealism (1924–1930) and the Advent of Sound (the Second Republic: 1931–1936) 21

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel 26

Tierra sin pan, Luis Buñuel 30

3 Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) 39

Suspiros de España, Benito Perojo 46

Canciones para después de una guerra, Basilio Martín Patino 52

4 The Autarky: Papier-Mâché Cinema (1939–1950) 61

Raza, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia 66

Locura de amor, Juan de Orduña 74

5 Neorealism: Status Quo and Dissent (1951–1961) 81

El cochecito, Marco Ferreri 89

Viridiana, Luis Buñuel 96

6 The “Liberal” Dictatorship and its Agony (1962–1975) 104

El verdugo, Luis García Berlanga 113

El jardín de las delicias, Carlos Saura 120

7 Cinema of the Transition: The Period of Disenchantment (1975–1979) 127

El desencanto, Jaime Chávarri 140

El crimen de Cuenca, Pilar Miró 145

8 Post-Franco Spain: The Pedro Almodóvar Phenomenon (1980–1991) 152

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, Pedro Almodóvar 161

¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!, Pedro Almodóvar 169

9 Contemporary Trends (1992 to the Present) 180

Vacas, Julio Medem 194

Carícies, Ventura Pons 203

Flores de otro mundo, Icíar Bollaín 211

The Secret Life of Words (La vida secreta de las palabras), Isabel Coixet 218

Glossary of Film Terms 226

Historical Chronology 232

Notes 246

Bibliography 257

Index 263

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