A Companion to Spanish Cinema (Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas)

A Companion to Spanish Cinema (Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas)

By: Tatjana Pavlovic (editor), Jo Labanyi (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newly commissioned essays written by top international scholars that thoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic, theoretical and historic perspectives. Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newly commissioned essays and original research by top international scholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical perspectives Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoretical approach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum of topics and issues with in-depth textual analysis of specific films Explores Spanish cinema s cultural, artistic, industrial, theoretical and commercial contexts pre- and post-1975 and the notion of a national cinema Canonical directors and stars are examined alongside understudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondary actors Presents original research on image and sound; genre; non-fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; and relations to other media, as well as a theoretically-driven section designed to stimulate innovative research

About Author

Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University, where she directs the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. A founding editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, she edits the series Remapping Cultural History. Her most recent books are Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2010) and the coedited volume Europe and Love in Cinema (2012). She is a participant in the research project Los medios audiovisuales en la transicion espanola (1975 1985): Las imagenes del cambio democratico, directed by Manuel Palacio at the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. Her research interests include modern Spanish literature, film, photography, popular culture, gender, and memory studies. She was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. Tatjana Pavlovi is Professor of Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is author of the monograph Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies: Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesus Franco (2003) and coauthor of the comprehensive survey 100 Years of Spanish Cinema (2009). Her recent monograph The Mobile Nation (1954 1964): Espana cambia de piel (2011) focuses on a crucial period of transition in the history of Spanish mass culture, examining the publishing industry, the expansion of the television network, popular cinema, the development of mass tourism, and the national automobile manufacturing industry. Her research and teaching interests center on twentieth-century Spanish intellectual history, literature, cultural studies, and film theory.


Acknowledgments viii List of Figures ix List of Contributors xviii 1 Introduction 1 Jo Labanyi and Tatjana Pavloviae Part I Reframing the National 13 2 Transnational Frameworks 15 Gerard Dapena, Marvin D Lugo, and Alberto Elena 3 Echoes and Traces: Catalan Cinema, or Cinema in Catalonia 50 Brad Epps 4 Negotiating the Local and the Global: Andalusia, the Basque Country, and Galicia 81 Jose Colmeiro and Joseba Gabilondo Part II The Construction of the Auteur 111 5 Auteurism and the Construction of the Canon 113 Marvin D Lugo and Paul Julian Smith 6 Strategic Auteurism 152 Antonio Lazaro-Reboll, Steven Marsh, Susan Martin-Marquez, and Santos Zunzunegui Part III Genre 191 7 Comedy and Musicals 193 Steven Marsh, Chris Perriam, Eva Woods Peiro, and Santos Zunzunegui 8 Melodrama and Historical Film 224 Jo Labanyi, Annabel Martin, and Vicente Rodriguez Ortega 9 Film Noir , the Thriller, and Horror 259 Jo Labanyi, Antonio Lazaro-Reboll, and Vicente Rodriguez Ortega Part IV Stars as Cultural Icons 291 10 The Construction of the Star System 293 Kathleen M. Vernon and Eva Woods Peiro 11 Stars, Modernity, and Celebrity Culture 319 Tatjana Pavloviae, Chris Perriam, and Nuria Triana Toribio Part V Image and Sound 343 12 Photography, Production Design, and Editing 345 Vicente Sanchez-Biosca 13 Soundtrack 370 Roman Gubern and Kathleen M. Vernon Part VI The Film Apparatus: Production, Infrastructure, and Audiences 389 14 Censorship, Film Studios, and Production Companies 391 Josetxo Cerdan, Roman Gubern, Jo Labanyi, Steven Marsh, Tatjana Pavloviae, and Nuria Triana Toribio 15 Film Clubs, Festivals, Archives, and Magazines 434 Ferran Alberich, Roman Gubern, and Vicente Sanchez-Biosca 16 Audiences 464 Manuel Palacio and Kathleen M. Vernon Part VII Relations with Other Media 487 17 Cinema, Popular Entertainment, Literature, and Television 489 Sally Faulkner, Vicente Sanchez-Biosca, and Paul Julian Smith Part VIII Beyond the Fiction Film 519 18 Newsreels, Documentary, Experimental Film, Shorts, and Animation 521 Josetxo Cerdan and Vicente Sanchez-Biosca Part IX Reading Films through Theory 543 19 Isabel Coixet s Engagement with Feminist Film Theory: From G (the Gaze) to H (the Haptic) 545 Susan Martin-Marquez 20 Becoming a Queer (M)Other in/and/through Film: Transsexuality, Trans-subjectivity, and Maternal Relationality in Almodovar s Todo sobre mi madre 563 Julian Daniel Gutierrez-Albilla 21 The Space of the Vampire: Materiality and Disappearance in the Films of Ivan Zulueta 581 Brad Epps Index 597

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  • ISBN13: 9781405194389
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
  • ID: 9781405194389
  • weight: 1308
  • ISBN10: 1405194383

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