Bunuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Edition 1

Bunuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Edition 1

by Marsha Kinder
     
 

The first collection of critical essays on Luis Bunuel's 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, this anthology brings fresh perspectives to the most sophisticated film of this director whose narrative experimentation was always ahead of its time. Combining some of the world's most distinguished scholars on Bunuel and Spanish cinema with… See more details below

Overview

The first collection of critical essays on Luis Bunuel's 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, this anthology brings fresh perspectives to the most sophisticated film of this director whose narrative experimentation was always ahead of its time. Combining some of the world's most distinguished scholars on Bunuel and Spanish cinema with new voices in cultural theory, this volume helps us to rethink not only The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, but also Bunuel's entire body of work .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568319
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/26/2005
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Nomadic Discourse of Luis Bunuel: A Rambling Overview1
Laughs with Bunuel31
How Marilyn Monroe Profoundly Influenced The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie34
Bunuel, the Realist: Variations of a Dream41
A Cultural Background to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie60
The Discreet Charm of the Postmodern: Negotiating the Great Divide with the Ultimate Modernist, Luis Bunuel82
Bunuel in the Cathedral of Culture: Reterritorializing the Film Auteur101
Unraveling Entanglements of Sex, Narrative, Sound, and Gender: The Discreet Charm of Belle de jour111
Bunuel's Net Work: The Detour Trilogy141
Vintage Reviews179
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: A Review179
Interruption as Style: Bunuel's Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie185
Why is the Co-eatus Always Interruptus?191
Credits for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie196
Selective Bibliography198
Notes on Contributors217
Index221

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