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A Companion to Luis Buuel
     

A Companion to Luis Buuel

by Rob Stone (Editor)
 

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A Companion to Luis Buñuel presents a collection of critical readings by many of the foremost film scholars that examines and reassesses myriad facets of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s life, works, and cinematic themes.

  • A collection of critical readings that examine and reassess the controversial filmmaker’s life,

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A Companion to Luis Buñuel presents a collection of critical readings by many of the foremost film scholars that examines and reassesses myriad facets of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s life, works, and cinematic themes.

  • A collection of critical readings that examine and reassess the controversial filmmaker’s life, works, and cinematic themes
  • Features readings from several of the most highly-regarded experts on the cinema of Buñuel
  • Includes a multidisciplinary range of approaches from experts in film studies, Hispanic studies, Surrealism, and theoretical concepts such as those of Gilles Deleuze
  • Presents a previously unpublished interview with Luis Buñuel’s son, Juan Luis Buñuel

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This attractive and meticulously produced companion is a major contribution to Buñuel studies ... Summing Up: Highly recommended.  All Bunuel scholars and specialized collections."  (Choice, 1 November 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444336337
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors Series , #11
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
A Companion to Luis Buñuel is an extraordinarily broad and detailed portrait of the master filmmaker, boasting contributions by some of the very best scholars in film studies.”
Paul Julian Smith, City University of New York

“This multi-faceted volume has a knack for shaking up received ideas. Thoroughly rethinking Buñuel, it sets his films free to make their own transformative meanings.”
Chris Perriam, University of Manchester

“Drawing on the expertise of international scholars from different disciplines, A Companion to Luis Buñuel delivers challenging readings worthy of their enthralling subject. The scope and originality of these essays greatly enrich discussion of Buñuel's films.”
Isabel Santaolalla, University of Roehampton

Meet the Author

Rob Stone is Professor of European Film in the Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham where he directs B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies. He is the author of Spanish Cinema (2001), The Wounded Throat: Flamenco in the Works of Federico García Lorca and Carlos Saura (2004), Julio Medem (2007) and Walk, Don't Run: The Cinema of Richard Linklater (2013).

Julián Daniel Gutiérrez Albilla is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Southern California. He has published on a wide range of Hispanic films including articles and chapters in edited works on Pedro Almodóvar, Hector Babenco, Luis Buñuel or Lucrecia Martel. He is the author of Queering Buñuel: Sexual Dissidence and Psychoanalysis in his Mexican and Spanish Cinema (2008).

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