The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar - Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers

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This book offers a comprehensive film-by-film analysis of Spain's most famous living director, Pedro Almod�var. It shows how Almod�var's films draw on various national cinemas and genres, including Spanish cinema of the dictatorship, European art cinema, Hollywood melodrama and film noir. It also argues that Almod�var's work is a form of social critique, his films consistently engaging with and challenging stereotypes about traditional and contemporary Spain in order to address Spain's traumatic historical past and how it continues to inform the present. Drawing on scholarship in both English and Spanish, the book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of film studies and Hispanic studies, scholars of contemporary cinema and general readers with a passion for the films of Pedro Almod�var.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719074424
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.430233092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm