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Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews

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In full command of both Hollywood stylistics and camp aesthetics, Spain's Pedro Almodovar (b. 1951) has become a master of the audacious and the unorthodox, of the permissive and the polemical. This collection of interviews documents the cinematic career of this internationally celebrated Spanish art-film director. Many are from French, Italian, and Spanish periodicals and appear for the first time in English. For all its taboo-breaking plots, eccentric characterizations, and explosive palettes, Almodovar's ...
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Overview

In full command of both Hollywood stylistics and camp aesthetics, Spain's Pedro Almodovar (b. 1951) has become a master of the audacious and the unorthodox, of the permissive and the polemical. This collection of interviews documents the cinematic career of this internationally celebrated Spanish art-film director. Many are from French, Italian, and Spanish periodicals and appear for the first time in English. For all its taboo-breaking plots, eccentric characterizations, and explosive palettes, Almodovar's cinema of excess has matured into one of tender compassion. All About My Mother, winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, and Talk to Her, his fourteenth feature to date and winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 2003, cement Almodovar's commitment to characters on the margins and to social critique. These conversations disclose much about Almodovar's personal biography, his thematic universe, his directorial personality, and his maturing style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578065691
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 1/13/2004
  • Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,400,033
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Filmography
First Film: Pedro Almodovar 3
Pedro Almodovar: Life in a Bolero 9
Interview with Pedro Almodovar: Dark Habits 17
Pedro Almodovar: Cinema in Evolution 26
Pedro Almodovar: Grab the Frame and Run 32
Pleasure and the New Spanish Mentality: A Conversation with Pedro Almodovar 40
Pedro Almodovar: Desperado Living 58
Pedro Almodovar on the Verge ... Man of La Mania 62
Interview with Pedro Almodovar 70
The Politics of Passion: Pedro Almodovar and the Camp Esthetic 81
Interview with Pedro Almodovar: High Heels 92
Conversation with Pedro Almodovar 97
Interview with Pedro Almodovar: Kika 102
Interview with Pedro Almodovar: The Flower of My Secret 110
Almodovar's Secret 119
Pedro Almodovar: Spain's Freest Spirit Gives Maturity a Try 126
Almost All about Almodovar 130
An Act of Love toward Oneself 139
All about My Father 154
The Track of a Teardrop, a Filmmaker's Path 162
Index 169
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