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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“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
  • Sales rank: 925,671
  • 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 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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