100 Years of Spanish Cinema / Edition 1

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"Describes various movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain since the silent era. This book allows you to place films and genres in Spain's political, economical, and historical contexts. It presents a visual portfolio that illustrates key points of many of the films analyzed." "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. This book features: a Glossary of Film Terms that provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms; a visual portfolio that illustrates key points of many of the films analyzed; and, a historical chronology that presents a clear, concise time line to help students quickly place films and genres in Spain's political, economical, and historical contexts.
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Editorial Reviews

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“An excellent resource for students of Spanish film and/or contemporary Spanish culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended.” (Choice Reviews, May 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405184199
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tatjana Pavlovic is Associate Professor of Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Inmaculada Alvàrez is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside.

Rosana Blanco-Cano is Assistant Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Anitra Grisales is a freelance editor and translator specializing in film and media studies.

Alejandra Osorio is a professor in the Communications Department of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico.

Alejandra Sánchez is a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

About the Authors.



1. Silent Cinema and its Pioneers (1906-1930).

El ciego de aldea, Ángel García Cardona.

Amor que mata, Fructuós Gelabert.

Don Pedro el Cruel, Ricardo Baños, Albert Marro.

La aldea maldita, Florián Rey.

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

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel.

Tierra sin pan, Luis Buñuel.

3. Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

Suspiros de España, Benito Perojo.

Canciones para después de una guerra, Basilio Martín Patino.

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

Raza, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia.

Locura de amor, Juan de Orduña.

5. Neorealism: Status Quo and Dissent (1951-1961).

El cochecito, Marco Ferreri.

Viridiana, Luis Buñuel.

6. The “Liberal” Dictatorship and its Agony (1962-1975).

El verdugo, Luis García Berlanga.

El jardín de las delicias, Carlos Saura.

7. Cinema of the Transition: The Period of Disenchantment (1975-1979).

El desencanto, Jaime Chávarri.

El crimen de Cuenca, Pilar Miró.

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

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

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

9. Contemporary Trends (1992 to the Present).

Vacas, Julio Medem.

Carícies, Ventura Pons.

Flores de otro mundo, Icíar Bollaín.

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

Glossary of Film Terms.

Historical Chronology.




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