Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema

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New readings of literary and cinematic texts are presented here in historical context, informed by cultural theory. In her survey of the history of Spanish cinema in the dictatorship and democratic periods, the author argues that studies of adaptations must simultaneously address questions of 'text' - formal issues central to the study of film and literature - and 'context' - ideological concerns crucial to late twentieth-century Spain. She examines three themes of particular importance to contemporary Spanish ...

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Overview

New readings of literary and cinematic texts are presented here in historical context, informed by cultural theory. In her survey of the history of Spanish cinema in the dictatorship and democratic periods, the author argues that studies of adaptations must simultaneously address questions of 'text' - formal issues central to the study of film and literature - and 'context' - ideological concerns crucial to late twentieth-century Spain. She examines three themes of particular importance to contemporary Spanish culture - the recuperation of history, the negotiation of the rural and the urban, and the representation of gender - and considers the related stylistic issues of the affinities between cinematic expression and nostalgia, the city and phallocentrism. The study concludes with an analysis of the formal question of the narrator in film and literature, through an assessment of Buñuel's previously unacknowledged stylistic debt to Galdós as manifested in his adaptations of Nazarín/ and Tristana. SALLY FAULKNER is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Exeter.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781855660984
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Series: Monografías A , #202
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: Texts and Contexts 1
2 Post-Franco Films of the Post-War Novel: Aesthetics and History 15
La colmena (Camus 1982): In Search of Authenticity 24
Time of Silence, Time of Protest: Tiempo de silencio (Aranda 1986) 33
3 Rural and Urban Spaces: Violence and Nostalgia in the Country and the City 47
Rural Space 53
Pascual Duarte (Franco 1976): Violence in Absolute Space 54
Los santos inocentes (Camus 1984): Nostalgia for Absolute Space 60
Urban Space 66
Historias del Kronen (Armendariz 1995): Violence in Abstract Space 67
Caricies (Pons 1998): Beyond Abstract Space 72
4 Re-vising the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Gender and the Adaptations of Fortunata y Jacinta and La Regenta 79
Clipped Wings: Film and Television Adaptations of Fortunata y Jacinta 88
Fortunata y Jacinta (Fons 1970) 89
Fortunata y Jacinta (Camus 1980) 97
The Government of the Gaze: Film and Television Adaptations of La Regenta 108
La Regenta (Gonzalo Suarez 1974) 110
La Regenta (Mendez Leite 1995) 115
5 Artful Relation: Bunuel's Debt to Galdos 126
Nazarin (Bunuel 1958): From Uncertainty to Censure 136
Tristana (Bunuel 1970): From Ambiguity to Sabotage 148
6 Conclusion: Cinema and History 163
Filmography 167
Bibliography 171
Index 189
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