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A Companion to Pedro Almdovar.

Author: Marvin D'Lugo; Kathleen M Vernon
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley, 2013.
Series: WBCF - Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Edited by leading authorities on the subject, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this detailed appraisal of Pedro Almodovar s unique cinematic art examines the themes, style, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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D'Lugo, Marvin.
A Companion to Pedro Almdovar.
Chicester : Wiley, ©2013
Named Person: Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin D'Lugo; Kathleen M Vernon
ISBN: 9781118325391 1118325397 9781405195829 1405195827 9781299241626 129924162X
OCLC Number: 829459893
Notes: Acknowledgments.
Edited by leading authorities on the subject, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this detailed appraisal of Pedro Almodóvar's unique cinematic art examines the themes, style, and aesthetics of his oeuvre and locates it in the context of the profound cultural transformations in Spain since the 1970s. Brings together a stellar cast of contributors from across the globe including recognized and established specialists as well as talented younger scholars Features contributions by Spanish film historians, where studies of Almodóvar's work have been.
Description: 1 online resource (586 pages).
Contents: A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Skin He Lives In; A Spotlight on the Self-Conscious Auteur; The Companion to Pedro Almodóvar; Notes; References; Part I Bio-Filmography; 1 Almodóvar's Self-Fashioning: The Economics and Aesthetics of Deconstructive Autobiography; Notes; References; 2 Creative Beginnings in Almodóvar's Work; Searching for His Own Voice; The Short Stories in Relatos; Epilogue; Notes; References; 3 Almodóvar and Hitchcock: A Sorcerer's Apprenticeship; Introduction: Self-Education via Hitchcock. Almodóvar's Guilt Complex from Spellbound to Laberinto de pasionesCasting and Close-ups in Entre tinieblas and Stage Fright; The Domestic Crime Scene Enlivened by Wallpaper: "Lamb to the Slaughter" and ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!; Looking through Objects and Almodóvar's "MacGuffin": From Dial M for Murder, The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, and Rear Window to Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios; Conclusions; Notes; References; 4 A Life, Imagined and Otherwise: The Limits and Uses of Autobiography in Almodóvar's Films; Inventing the Self: Autobiography between Fact and Fantasy. A Portrait of the Young Gay Man as a Star-to-be: Personal Experience into Cultural MythologiesNotes; References; Part II Spanish Contexts; 5 El Deseo's "Itinerary": Almodóvar and the Spanish Film Industry; Marks of Identity; Family Resemblance; The Back Story: Almodóvar; The Course of Things: El Deseo's Other Films; Other Stories: Latin American Co-productions; Home Cinema; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; 6 Almodóvar and Spanish Patterns of Film Reception; La ley del deseo; Kika; Hable con ella; Conclusions; Notes; References. 7 Memory, Politics, and the Post-Transition in Almodóvar's CinemaFrom Novela Rosa to Film Noir: The Breakdown of the Transitional Paradigm; Carne trémula: The Irruption of History; Memory and the Redemption of Theater in Todo sobre mi madre; Reinterpreting the Past: La mala educación; Conclusions; Notes; References; 8 The Ethics of Oblivion: Personal, National, and Cultural Memories in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar; Visual Palimpsests and Narrative Arrhythmias; Rhopography: Making the Apparently Trivial into a Movie Star; The Ethics of Makeup; Notes; References. Part III At the Limits of Gender9 Our Rapists, Ourselves: Women and the Staging of Rape in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar; Specularizing Visions of Excess: Of Human Bondage, Petits Mortes, Parts Maudites, and Rape; Masters of Delusion; Immaterial Girls: Of Graves and Private Places; Notes; References; 10 Paternity and Pathogens: Mourning Men and the Crises of Masculinity in Todo Sobre Mi Madre and Hable Con Ella; Notes; References; 11 Domesticating Violence in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar; Notes; References; 12 La piel que habito: A Story of Imposed Gender and the Struggle for Identity.
Series Title: WBCF - Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors.
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