The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

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Alberto Mira
Wallflower Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 268 pages
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This volume contains 24 essays on individual films from the region. Films from the early era of cinema up to the present day are featured, from directors such as Florián Rey, Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Bunuel, Pedro Almodóvar and João Cesar Monteiro. In addition to discussions of genre and influences, The Cinema of Spain & Portugal includes detailed discussions of films such as La Aldita Maldita (1930, 1947), Death of a Cyclist (1955), Viridiana (1961), Abraham's Valley (1993), Tierra (1995), and All About My Mother (1999).

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Alberto Mira
1
LA ALDEA MALDITA THE CURSED VILLAGE Agustin Sanchez Vidal
13
A CANCAO DE LISBOA SONG OF LISBON Lisa Shaw
23
LA VERBENA DE LA PALOMA FAIR OF THE DOVE Alberto Mira
31
ANIKIBOBO Randal Johnson
41
LOS ULTIMOS DE FILIPINAS LAST STAND IN THE PHILIPPINES Isabel Santaolalla
51
LOLA LA PICONERA LOLA THE COALGIRL Alberto Mira
61
MARCELINO PAN Y VINO THE MIRACLE OF MARCELINO Ryan Prout
71
is CRIA CUERVOS RAISE RAVENS Ryan Prout
149
EL DIPUTADO CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSMAN Ryan Prout
159
ARREBATO RAPTURE Vicente Sanchez Biosca
169
LOS SANTOS INOCENTES THE HOLY INNOCENTS Elena Carrera
179
JOAO DE DEUS TRILOGY TRILOGY OF JOHN OF GOD Lucia Nagib
189
BELLE EPOQUE Alberto Mira
199
VIAGEM AO PRINCIPIO DO MUNDO JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD Randal Johnson
209
EL BRAZO TONTO DE LA LEY TORRENTE THE DUMB ARM OF THE
219

CALLE MAYOR MAIN STREET Mark Allinson
79
EL ULTIMO CUPLE THE LAST TORCH SONG Chris Perriam
89
VIRIDIANA Peter Evans
99
EL VERDUGO THE EXECUTIONER Alberto Mira
109
EL EXTRANO VIAJE STRANGE JOURNEY Alberto Mira
119
LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS SHADOW OF THE WEREWOLF Antonio LazaroReboll
129
EL ESPIRITU DE LA COLMENA SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE Xon de Ros
139
MISI6N EN MARBELLA TORRENTE 2 MISSION IN MARBELLA Antonio LazaroReboll
227
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER Mark Allinson
229
LUCIA Y EL SEXO SEX AND LUCIA Paul Julian Smith
239
Filmography
248
Bibliography
256
Index
264
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Alberto Mira is lecturer in modern languages at Oxford Brookes University and has published widely on Spanish theatre and literature.

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