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The cinema of Álex de la Iglesia

Author: Peter Buse; Núria Triana-Toribio; Andrew Willis; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2007
Series: Spanish and Latin American filmmakers.
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document : Biography   Computer File : English
'Álex de la Iglesia, initially championed by Pedro Almodóvar, and at one time the enfant terrible of Spanish film, still makes film critics nervous. The director of some of the most important films of the Post-Franco era - Acción mutante, El día de la bestia, Muertos de risa - receives here the first full length study of his work. Breaking away from the pious tradition of acclaiming art-house auteurs, The cinema  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Buse, Peter; Triana-Toribio, Núria; Willis, Andrew.
Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia.
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2007
Named Person: Álex de la Iglesia; Álex de la Iglesia
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Buse; Núria Triana-Toribio; Andrew Willis; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781847791665 1847791662
OCLC Number: 1149149726
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Made available via: manchesterhive.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 225 pages) : illustrations; digital, PDF file(s)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: Introduction --
1. Acción mutante: against the conspiracy of boredom --
2. El día de la bestia: comedy, sub-cultures, televisión --
3. Perdita Durango: the body, sex, and Mexico --
4. Muertos de risa: comedy, television, history --
5. La comunidad: modernity and the cinematic past --
6. 800 balas: undoing the ignominy of boyhood --
7. Crimen ferpecto: the mise-en-scène of mise-en-scène --
Conclusion --
Series Title: Spanish and Latin American filmmakers.
Responsibility: Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio and Andy Willis.


The first book in English about Alex de la Iglesia, critically acclaimed former protege of Pedro Almodovar, and one of the highest grossing directors in Spain and Latin America. De la Iglesia's  Read more...


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