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Spanish Popular Cinema : Inside Popular Film - Antonio Lazaro-Reboll

Spanish Popular Cinema

Inside Popular Film

By: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll (Editor), Andrew Wilis (Editor), Mark Jancovich (Editor), Andy Willis (Editor), Eric Schaefer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780719062834
Number Of Pages: 272

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This is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain and to acknowledge the variety, range and depth of Spanish cinema. Contributors from across Hispanic, media and cultural studies explore a range of genres, from the musicals of the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary horror movies, historical epics of the 1940s and 1950s and contemporary representations of the Spanish Civil War. The book includes reappraisals of key popular directors such as Luis Garcia Berlanga and Antonio Mercero as well as critical analyses of celebrated stars like Marisol. It provides innovative consideration of the promotion and reception of horror in the 1960s, recollections of cinema-going in Madrid, and reflections on successful recent works such as "Abre los Ojos" and "Solas."

Introduction: Film Studies, Spanish Cinema and Questions of the Popular
Dressing as Foreigners: Historical and Musical Dramas of the Early Franco Period
From Rags to Riches: The Ideology of Stardom in Folkloric Musical Comedy Films of the Late 1930s and 1940s
Spectacular Metaphors: The Rhetoric of Historical Representation in Cifesa Epics
Re-framing the Past: Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Spanish Popular Cinema
Palaces of Seeds: From an Experience of Local Cinemas in Post-War Madrid to a Suggested Approach to Film Audiences
Populism, the National-Popular and the Politics of Luis Garciacute;a Berlanga
Marisol: The Spanish Cinderella
Screening Chicho: The Horror Ventures of Narciso Ibaacute;ntilde;ez Serrador
Re-appraising Antonio Mercero: Film Authorship and Intuicioacute;n Popular
Rated 'S': Softcore Pornography and the Spanish Transition to Democracy, 1977-1982
Alejandro Amenaacute;bar's Abre los Ojos/Open Your Eyes (1997)
Solas and the Unbearable Condition of Loneliness in the Late 1990s
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Trends in Recent Spanish Horror Cinema
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ISBN: 9780719062834
ISBN-10: 0719062837
Series: Inside Popular Film
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.35

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