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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:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, and-above all-entertaining audiences around the globe since he first burst on the international film scene in the early 1980s. All about Almodóvar offers new perspectives on the filmmaker's artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques. Through overviews of his oeuvre and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
All about Almodóvar.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009002608
Named Person: Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar; Pedro Almodóvar
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley S Epps; Despina Kakoudaki
ISBN: 9780816667888 0816667888 081664960X 9780816649600 0816649618 9780816649617 1299917747 9781299917743
OCLC Number: 646839485
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (496 pages) : illustrations
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.

Abstract:

One of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, and-above all-entertaining audiences around the globe since he first burst on the international film scene in the early 1980s. All about Almodóvar offers new perspectives on the filmmaker's artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques. Through overviews of his oeuvre and in-depth analyses of specific films, the essays here explore a diverse range of subjects: Almodóvar's nuanced use of television and music in his films; his reworkin.

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