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The first few minutes of Spanish language films : early cues reveal the essence

Author: Richard K Curry
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first few minutes of a film orient the viewer, offering cues for a richer, more nuanced reading. Working with this premise, this book provides insight into the history of Spanish language film and an enhanced understanding of the Spanish/Hispanic canon commonly taught in film courses"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Curry
ISBN: 9781476665887 1476665885
OCLC Number: 973881507
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: in the first few minutes: an approach to reading film --
Through a child's eyes: Víctor Erice's 1973 El espiritu de la colmena (The spirit of the beehive) --
Reflections of art and life: Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy: Bodas de sangre (1981); Carmen (1983); El amor brujo (1986) (Blood wedding; Carmen; Love, the magician) --
Through a woman's eyes: Maria Luisa Bemberg's 1984 Camila --
From bystanding to standing for: Luis Puenzo's 1985 La historia oficial (The official story/version) --
For the lack of: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's 1993 Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and chocolate) --
Dream story: Alejandro Amenábar's 1996 Abre los ojos (Open your eyes) --
Sins of our fathers: Carlos Carrera's 2002 El crimen del padre Amaro (The crime of Father Amaro) --
The need to see and be seen: Icíar Bollain's 2003 Te doy mis ojos (Take my eyes).
Responsibility: Richard K. Curry.

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