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100 Years of Spanish Cinema

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8420-5
296 pages
November 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day.
  • A glossary of film terms provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms
  • Features a visual portfolio illustrating key points of many of the films analyzed
  • Includes a clear, concise timeline to help students quickly place films and genres in Spain’s political, economical, and historical contexts
  • Discusses over 20 films including Amor Que Mata, Un Chien Andalou, Viridana, El Verdugo, El Crimen de Cuenca, and  Pepi, Luci, Born
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List of Figures.

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

1. Silent Cinema and its Pioneers (1906-1930).

El ciego de aldea, Ángel García Cardona.

Amor que mata, Fructuós Gelabert.

Don Pedro el Cruel, Ricardo Baños, Albert Marro.

La aldea maldita, Florián Rey.

2. Surrealism (1924-1930) and the Advent of Sound (the Second Republic: 1931-1936).

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel.

Tierra sin pan, Luis Buñuel.

3. Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

Suspiros de España, Benito Perojo.

Canciones para después de una guerra, Basilio Martín Patino.

4. The Autarky: Papier-Mâché Cinema (1939-1950).

Raza, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia.

Locura de amor, Juan de Orduña.

5. Neorealism: Status Quo and Dissent (1951-1961).

El cochecito, Marco Ferreri.

Viridiana, Luis Buñuel.

6. The “Liberal” Dictatorship and its Agony (1962-1975).

El verdugo, Luis García Berlanga.

El jardín de las delicias, Carlos Saura.

7. Cinema of the Transition: The Period of Disenchantment (1975-1979).

El desencanto, Jaime Chávarri.

El crimen de Cuenca, Pilar Miró.

8. Post-Franco Spain: The Pedro Almodóvar Phenomenon (1980-1991).

Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón, Pedro Almodóvar.

¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!, Pedro Almodóvar.

9. Contemporary Trends (1992 to the Present).

Vacas, Julio Medem.

Carícies, Ventura Pons.

Flores de otro mundo, Icíar Bollaín.

The Secret Life of Words (La vida secreta de las palabras),Isabel Coixet.

Glossary of Film Terms.

Historical Chronology.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

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Tatjana Pavlovic is Associate Professor of Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Inmaculada Alvàrez is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside.

Rosana Blanco-Cano is Assistant Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Anitra Grisales is a freelance editor and translator specializing in film and media studies.

Alejandra Osorio is a professor in the Communications Department of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico.

Alejandra Sánchez is a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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  • An in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of the twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day
  • A glossary of film terms provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms
  • Features a visual portfolio illustrating key points of many of the films analyzed
  • Includes a clear, concise timeline to help students quickly place films and genres in Spain’s political, economical, and historical contexts
  • Discusses over 20 films including Amor Que Mata, Un Chien Andalou, Viridana, El Verdugo, El Crimen de Cuenca, and  Pepi, Luci, Born
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“An excellent resource for students of Spanish film and/or contemporary Spanish culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended.” (Choice Reviews, May 2009)

"Teachers of Spanish film have been waiting for a book like this – the close readings of individual scenes are especially useful. The coverage of early cinema is extremely welcome."
Jo Labanyi, New York University

"'One Hundred Years of Spanish Cinema' is an excellent survey, combining broad cultural context with close filmic analysis. It is a unique resource for students in the field."
Paul Julian Smith, University of Cambridge

"This splendid volume is an insightful blend of essays on cultural history and thought-provoking analyses of key scenes from over twenty films. It offers readers a sophisticated engagement with the critical debates that have shaped a history of Spanish cinema"
Marvin D'Lugo, Clark University

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