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Burning darkness : a half century of Spanish cinema

Title
Burning darkness : a half century of Spanish cinema / edited by Joan Ramon Resina ; with the assistance of Andrés Lema-Hincapié.
Published
Albany : SUNY Press, c2008.
Description
viii, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents
1. Rehearsing for modernity in Bienvenido, Mister Marshall! (Luis Garcia Berlanga, 1952) / Eva Woods Peiro
2. Existential crossroads in Muerte de un ciclista (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955) / Andres Lema-Hincapie
3. Viridiana Coca-Cola (Luis Bunuel, 1961) / Tom Conley
4. El espiritu de la colmena : memory, nostalgia, trauma (Victor Erice, 1973) / Chris Perriam
5. A poetics of splitting : memory and identity in La prima Angelica (Carlos Saura, 1974) / Angel Quintana
6. Ambiguous disenchantment in El corazon del bosque (Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, 1979) / Ireni Depetris-Chauvin
7. Los paraisos perdidos : cinema of return and repetition (Basilio Martin Patino, 1985) / Tatjana Pavlovic
8. (M)Othering strategies in El pajaro de la felicidad (Pilar Miro, 1993) / Jaume Marti-Olivella
9. Abjection, trauma, and the material image : La madre muerta (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1993) / Jo Labanyi
10. The Catalan body politic as aired in La teta i la lluna (Bigas Luna, 1994) / Dominic Keown
11. Genre and screen violence : revisiting Teis (Alejandro Amenabar, 1995) / Barry Jordan
12. Conceptualizing "the impact" in Los amantes del Circulo Polar (Julio Medem, 1998) / Robert A. Davidson
13. Immortal/undead : the body and the transmission of tradition in Amio/Amat (Ventura Pons, 1998) / Josep-Anton Fernandez
14. Imitation of life : transsexuality and transtextuality in Todo sobre mi madre (Pedro Almodovar, 1999) / Esteve Riambau
15. The construction of the cinematic image : En construccion (Jose Luis Guerin, 2000) / Joan Ramon Resina.
Summary
"From the origins of the New Spanish Cinema in the 1950s to the end of the last century, Burning Darkness features essays on a selection of essential films by Spain's most important directors, including Pedro Almodovar, Luis Bunuel, Victor Erice, Ventura Pons, and others. Contributors focus on current theoretical debates and issues of representation, politics, cultural identity, and aesthetics. Rather than historically surveying Spanish films, the book encourages a deep reading of these essential works and the ways they cast light on specific aspects of Spanish society and its recent history. Accessibly written, it will appeal not only to students and scholars but also to anyone interested in Spanish cinema."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-293) and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2007039249
ISBN
9780791475034 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791475034 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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