Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre

Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre


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This book analyses the significant changes in the aesthetics, production and reception of Spanish cinema and genre from 1990 to the present while providing multiple perspectives on the concepts of national cinemas and genre theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719090103
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jay Beck is Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University

Vicente Rodríguez Ortega teaches at the Jacob Burns Film Center and he is Adjunct Faculty at New York University and Brooklyn College

Table of Contents



Foreword - Robert Sklar

Introduction - Jay Beck and Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

Section I - Industry, marketing and film culture

1. The fantastic factory: the horror genre and contemporary Spanish cinema - Andrew Willis

2. Trailing the Spanish auteur: Amenábar, Almodóvar & de la Iglesia's generic routes in the US market - Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

3. 'Now playing everywhere': Spanish horror film in the marketplace - Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

Section II - Generic hybridity: negotiating the regional, the national and the transnational

4. From Sevilla to the world: the transnational and transgeneric initiative of La Zanfoña Producciones - Josetxo Cerdán and Miguel Fernández Labanyen

5. *Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad*: Spanishness, dark comedy and horror - Juan F. Egea

6. Tracing the past, dealing with the present: notes on the political thriller in contemporary Spanish cinema - Vicente J. Benet

7. Selling out Spain: screening capital and culture in *Airbag* and *Smoking Room* - William Nichols

Section III - Genre & authorship

8. The transvestite figure and film noir: Pedro Almodóvar's transnational imaginary - Carla Marcantonio

9. Caressing the text: episodic erotics and generic structures in Ventura Pons's 'Minimalist Trilogy' - David Scott Diffrient

10. Horror of allegory: *The Others* and its contexts - Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

11. Love, loneliness and laundromats: affect and artifice in the cinema of Isabel Coixet - Belén Vidal

Section IV - Multilingual imaginaries, borderless Spain

12. Dancing with 'Spanishness': Hollywood codes and the site of memory in the contemporary film musical - Pietsie Feenstra

13. Immigration films: communicating conventions of (in)visibility in contemporary Spain - Maria Van Liew

14. Spanish-Cuban co-productions: tourism, transnational romance and anxieties of authenticity - Mariana Johnson


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