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All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema

Author: Bradley S Epps; Despina Kakoudaki
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Regarded as one of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodovar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking and above all entertaining filmgoers since the early 1980s. This book offers new perspectives on his artistic vision and cinematic influences.
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Named Person: Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodovar
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley S Epps; Despina Kakoudaki
ISBN: 9780816649600 9780816649617 081664960X 0816649618
OCLC Number: 277201059
Description: 496 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Approaching Almodóvar: thirty years of reinvention / Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki --
Forms and figures. Almodóvar on television: industry and thematics / Paul Julian Smith --
Queer sound: musical otherness in three films by Pedro Almodóvar / Kathleen M. Vernon --
Performing identities in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar / Isolina Ballesteros --
Acts of violence in Almodóvar / Peter William Evans --
Heart of farce: Almodóvar's comic complexities / Andy Medhurst --
Melodrama and its discontents. Mimesis and diegesis: Almodóvar and the limits of melodrama / Mark Allinson --
Melancholy melodrama: Almodovarian grief and lost homosexual attachments / Linda Williams --
Intimate strangers: melodrama and coincidence in Talk to her / Despina Kakoudaki --
The limits of representation. Almodóvar's girls / Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit --
All about the brothers: retroseriality in Almodóvar's cinema / Marsha Kinder --
Blind shots and backward glances: reviewing Matador and Labyrinth of passion / Brad Epps --
Missing a beat: syncopated rhythms and subterranean subjects in the spectral economy of Volver / Steven Marsh --
Postnostalgia in Bad education: written on the body of Sara Montiel / Marvin D'Lugo --
The auteur in context. Inside Almodóvar / Ignacio Oliva --
Pepi, Patty, and beyond: cinema and literature in Almodóvar / Francisco A. Zurián --
Bad education: fictional autobiography and meta-film noir / Víctor Fuentes --
Coda. Volver: a filmmaker's diary / Pedro Almodóvar.
Responsibility: Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors.

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Regarded as one of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodovar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking and above all entertaining filmgoers since the early 1980s. This book offers new perspectives on his artistic vision and cinematic influences.

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