Examines cinematic versions of post-Civil War narratives that had their debut during three key decades of recent Spanish cinema (1965-1995). These include classics of twentieth century Spanish literature by authors such as Camilo Jose Cela, Miguel Delibes, and Luis Martin Santos, works by recent best-selling authors Antonio Munoz Molina, Arturo Perez Reverte, and Juan Madrid, and many others. Directors like Vicente Aranda, Victor Erice, Mario Camus, and Pilar Miro show how literary material can be transformed into superb cinema.
Thomas G. Deveny is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland. Professor Deveny has published numerous articles on Spanish film and Spanish literature, and he is author of Cain on Screen: Contemporary Spanish Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 1993).