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Being Different: Almodóvar and the Academia

Nuria Triana-Toribio

Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests include Spanish film and film cultures, cultural studies, and popular cinema and culture. She is the author of Spanish National Cinema (2003), co-author of The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia (2007) and co-editor of the Spanish and Latin Filmmakers series for Manchester University Press. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Film Cultures : The Making and Unmaking of Spanish Cinema

British Film Institute, 2016

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...It is cool to do things on your own, it is fun to be ignored and insulted by those around you. It is life affirming to ‘get’ and embrace matters that most others don’t.That Kugelberg’s words appear at the start of this chapter may surprise...

Spanish Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Introduction It took Spanish cinema about two decades after 1896 to grow out of its beginnings as a fairground attraction and its position of cultural marginality to become a fairly viable industry attracting the attention of investors...

Conclusion: Bad Bodies, Good Hearts

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In Bad Education, Almodóvar revisits his own career, retracing steps and remaking stories. This new trajectory takes him from the anachronistic but real threat of the past in Pepi, Luci, Bom, to the parody of the Church in Dark Habits...

Conclusion

Ann Davies

Ann Davies is Chair of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She is the author of various books and articles on contemporary Spanish cinema and Spanish horror cinema, most recently Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture (2012). She is also the editor of Spain on Screen: Developments in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (2012), Penélope Cruz (2014), and with Deborah Shaw and Dolores Tierney, co-edited The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Penélope Cruz

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Cruz has always insisted on the hard graft involved in her career. When talking of her increasing prominence in Hollywood, she speaks of this as something that she has actively worked at (Smith, 2001). As we have seen, she made an effort...

Introduction

Ann Davies

Ann Davies is Chair of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She is the author of various books and articles on contemporary Spanish cinema and Spanish horror cinema, most recently Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture (2012). She is also the editor of Spain on Screen: Developments in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (2012), Penélope Cruz (2014), and with Deborah Shaw and Dolores Tierney, co-edited The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Penélope Cruz

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Penélope Cruz forms part of a notable influx of actors and stars from non-anglophone countries into the Hollywood film industry over the last two decades. Of this group, she is by far the most prominent actress and star of Hispanic origin...

Authorship

Barry Jordan

Barry Jordan is Professor of European Cinema and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Allinson

Mark Allinson is Professor of Spanish, University of Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Cinema: A Student's Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Who is responsible for a film? Who organizes and controls the film-making process? Who takes credit for the content, form and style of a film? Does a film have an author in the same way that a novel does? By author or authorship, we usually...

The Body and the Nation

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Part of this chapter was previously published under the title, ‘The Body and Spain: Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother’, in Quarterly Review of Film and Video vol. 21 no. 1, Winter 2004. It is reproduced here, with some alterations...

Figures of Desire: The Melodrama of Longing

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

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...‘Luckily for you, my son, it’s been a long time since we’ve been afraid in Spain.’ High Heels (1991) Almodóvar’s sincere shift towards more visibly melodramatic genre configurations beginning with What Have I Done to Deserve This!?,...

Performing Performance

Ann Davies

Ann Davies is Chair of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She is the author of various books and articles on contemporary Spanish cinema and Spanish horror cinema, most recently Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture (2012). She is also the editor of Spain on Screen: Developments in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (2012), Penélope Cruz (2014), and with Deborah Shaw and Dolores Tierney, co-edited The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Penélope Cruz

British Film Institute, 2014

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...This chapter will consider the two films that encompass the culmination of Cruz’s career to date and that graft onto her star persona her confirmation as a serious actor on an international level rather than simply fulfilling a role...
...Since Welcometo the Dollhouse (US, 1996), a “painfully funny” portrait of adolescent hell in suburban New Jersey, Todd Solondz has challenged audiences and critics with his increasingly dark comedies. Happiness (US, 1998), Storytelling (US,...