Spanish Popular Cinema

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Antonio Lázaro Reboll, Andrew Willis
Manchester University Press, Sep 4, 2004 - Performing Arts - 260 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

film studies Spanish cinema
1
historical and musical dramas
24
the ideology of stardom
40
the rhetoric of historical
60
representations of the Spanish
76
from an experience of local cinemas
92
Populism the nationalpopular and the politics
113
the Spanish Cinderella Peter W Evans
129
the horror ventures of Narciso
152
film authorship
169
softcore pornography and the Spanish
188
Alejandro Amenabars Abre los ojos I Open Your
209
Solas and the unbearable condition of loneliness
222
trends
237
Index
251
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Antonio Lázaro Reboll is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Kent.

Andrew Willis is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance at the University of Salford.

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