In Great Spanish Films Since 1950, Ronald Schwartz presents a compendium of outstanding Spanish films from the pre-Francoist era through the Spanish New Wave of the 80's and 90's and into the present day. Schwartz provides background, plot, and commentaries on key films from six decades of Spanish cinema. In addition to identifying the "classic" films, the book highlights other notable films also worthy of discussion, either for their artistic merit or popular reception. More than 120 features are discussed, and each analysis includes cast and crew details, major awards and nominations, and the film's availability on VHS and/or DVD. The book also includes a chronology of Spanish cinema from 1896; appendixes citing the nominees and winners of the Goya, Cinema Writers Circle, and Academy Awards; and more than 50 photos.
Ronald Schwartz is a retired professor of Romance languages (City University of New York). He is the author of several books, including Nomads, Exiles, & Emigres (1980), Spanish Film Directors (1986), Latin American Films, 1932-1994 (2005) and Neo-Noir (2005).