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Television in Spain : from Franco to Almodóvar

Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: Woodbridge : Tamesis, 2006.
Series: Colección Támesis., Serie A,, Monografías ;, 232.
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This book, the first of its kind, gives close readings of TV programmes broadcast from the 1970s to the present day. They embrace drama, comedy, and talk/reality shows and are currently available on DVD. It also treats the obsessive theme of television in Almodóvar, Spain's most celebrated film director, arguing for a re-reading of his work in the light of TV studies. In addition to analysing particular programmes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Smith, Paul Julian.
Television in Spain.
Woodbridge : Tamesis, 2006
(OCoLC)607791157
Named Person: Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Julian Smith
ISBN: 9781855661363 1855661365
OCLC Number: 70765896
Description: 176 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Approach to Spanish Television Drama of the New Golden Age: Remembering, Repeating, Working Through [Cuéntame cómo pasó - Tell Me How it Happened, 2001-] --
2. The Classic Serial: Public Service, Literarity, and the Middle-brow [Fortunata y Jacinta, 1980 and La Regenta, 1995] --
3. Chronicles of a Village: Francoist Newsreel, Feature Film and Television [Crónicas de un pueblo - Chronicles of a Village, 1971-4; Cine de barrio - Neighbourhood Cinema --
4. The Urban Sitcom: Community, Consumption, Comedy [Aquí no hay quien viva - No one Can Live Here, 2003-] --
5. Telebasura: Trash, Talk, and Reality [Crónicas marcianas, 1997-2005] --
6. Almodóvar on Television: Industry, Thematics, Theory --
7. Conclusion: A Day in the Life of Spanish Television.
Series Title: Colección Támesis., Serie A,, Monografías ;, 232.
Responsibility: Paul Julian Smith.
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Any follower of Spanish cinema who turns to television finds that the locally produced programs are as creative and original as any feature film. This book gives close readings of TV programmes  Read more...

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