World Film Locations: Madrid

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From Death of a Cyclist to Open Your Eyes to The Limits of Control, Madrid has graced the big screen countless times across a wide variety of genres enacted by a similarly eclectic array of directors, including Carlos Saura, Luis Buñuel, and Pedro Almodovar. With the aim of capturing the full range of portrayals of the city onscreen, this volume pairs short synopses of scenes from fifty films with an accompanying array of dynamic full-color film stills. These scenes are set in context through a series of incisive...

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Overview

From Death of a Cyclist to Open Your Eyes to The Limits of Control, Madrid has graced the big screen countless times across a wide variety of genres enacted by a similarly eclectic array of directors, including Carlos Saura, Luis Buñuel, and Pedro Almodovar. With the aim of capturing the full range of portrayals of the city onscreen, this volume pairs short synopses of scenes from fifty films with an accompanying array of dynamic full-color film stills. These scenes are set in context through a series of incisive essays that examine significant periods from Madrid’s rich film history, as well as its key industry figures and recurring themes.
 
Packed with fun facts, World Film Locations: Madrid offers a fascinating—and often surprising—tour of the many film representations of Madrid. For jetsetters planning a jaunt to this richly cinematic city, the book also includes photographs of locations as they appear now and city maps with information on how to locate key features.

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Meet the Author

Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences I at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain. He is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: Spain, also published by Intellect.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Madrid: City of the Imagination
      Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Map of Scenes 1–8: 1912–1951
Madrid in Motion: Squares, Corralas, Markets, Verbenas
      José Luis Castro de Paz and José Ramón Garitaonaindía de Vera
Map of Scenes 9–16: 1955–1965
Iván Zulueta: Films of Madrid's Underground
      Steven Marsh
Map of Scenes 17–24: 1967–1984
Embracing Normalcy: Madrid Gay Cinema at the Turn of the New Millennium
      Helio San Miguel
Map of Scenes 25–32: 1987–1997
Madrid: Unexpected Dream Factory
      Helio San Miguel
Map of Scenes 33–38: 1997–2002
Beyond the Cliché: Madrid in Twenty-first Century American Thrillers
      John D Sanderson
Map of Scenes 39–44: 2003–2009
Bright Young Things: Neo-existentialism in Madrid cinema of the 1990's
      Rafael Gómez Alonso

Resources
Contributor Bios
Filmography

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