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Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema : Monograf�as a - Sally Faulkner

Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema

Monograf�as a

Hardcover Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9781855660984
Number Of Pages: 208

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New readings of literary and cinematic texts are presented here in historical context, informed by cultural theory. In her survey of the history of Spanish cinema in the dictatorship and democratic periods, the author argues that studies of adaptations must simultaneously address questions of 'text' - formal issues central to the study of film and literature - and 'context' - ideological concerns crucial to late twentieth-century Spain. She examines three themes of particular importance to contemporary Spanish culture - the recuperation of history, the negotiation of the rural and the urban, and the representation of gender - and considers the related stylistic issues of the affinities between cinematic expression and nostalgia, the city and phallocentrism. The study concludes with an analysis of the formal question of the narrator in film and literature, through an assessment of Buuel's previously unacknowledged stylistic debt to Galds as manifested in his adaptations of Nazarn and Tristana. SALLY FAULKNER is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Exeter.

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A challenging approach to adaptation studies in Spanish television and cinema. [...] Prove[s] that previous studies on literary adaptations are lacking in ideological and contextual depth, thus Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema deserves close attention. HISPANOFILA A valuable scholarly addition to both film and literary criticism. It persuasively argues the need for the study of literary adaptations in Spanish film and television and supports this with shrewd and detailed formal and contextual analyses that are strengthened by a sensitive yet adventurous use of theory. JOURNAL OF IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

This original and suggestive study [.] deserves to be celebrated for its critical analysis of certain adaptations and its metacritical contribution to the study of adaptations in contemporary Spanish cinema. REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS HISPANICOS

Should be regarded as a significant contribution to textual studies in both Hispanic literature and film, and for its investigation of the new meanings generated when the two forms meet with resulting textual and historical shifts in literary adaptations. STUDIES IN HISPANIC CINEMA

A useful contextual analysis of this cinematographic area of study that brings together critical theory with thematic and historical analysis. THE BULLETIN

Introduction: Texts and Contextsp. 1
Post-Franco Films of the Post-War Novel: Aesthetics and Historyp. 15
La colmena (Camus 1982): In Search of Authenticityp. 24
Time of Silence, Time of Protest: Tiempo de silencio (Aranda 1986)p. 33
Rural and Urban Spaces: Violence and Nostalgia in the Country and the Cityp. 47
Rural Spacep. 53
Pascual Duarte (Franco 1976): Violence in Absolute Spacep. 54
Los santos inocentes (Camus 1984): Nostalgia for Absolute Spacep. 60
Urban Spacep. 66
Historias del Kronen (Armendariz 1995): Violence in Abstract Spacep. 67
Caricies (Pons 1998): Beyond Abstract Spacep. 72
Re-vising the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Gender and the Adaptations of Fortunata y Jacinta and La Regentap. 79
Clipped Wings: Film and Television Adaptations of Fortunata y Jacintap. 88
Fortunata y Jacinta (Fons 1970)p. 89
Fortunata y Jacinta (Camus 1980)p. 97
The Government of the Gaze: Film and Television Adaptations of La Regentap. 108
La Regenta (Gonzalo Suarez 1974)p. 110
La Regenta (Mendez Leite 1995)p. 115
Artful Relation: Bunuel's Debt to Galdosp. 126
Nazarin (Bunuel 1958): From Uncertainty to Censurep. 136
Tristana (Bunuel 1970): From Ambiguity to Sabotagep. 148
Conclusion: Cinema and Historyp. 163
Filmographyp. 167
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9781855660984
ISBN-10: 1855660989
Series: Monograf�as a
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: March 2004
Publisher: TAMESIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 15.55  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.48

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