The Cinema of Álex De La Iglesia

The Cinema of Álex De La Iglesia - Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers

Paperback (01 Sep 2012) | English

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Synopsis

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 of Álex de la Iglesia tackles a new sort of beast: the popular auteur, who brings the provocation of the avant-garde to popular genres such as horror and comedy. This book brings together Anglo-American film theory, an exploration of the legal and economic history of Spanish audio-visual culture, a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish cultural forms and traditions (esperpento, sainete costumbrista) with a detailed textual analysis of all of Álex de la Iglesia's seven feature films.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719071379
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.430233092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 278g
Height: 217mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 12mm