A Companion to Luis Bu?uel

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Rob Stone, Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2013 - Performing Arts - 656 pages
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A Companion to Luis Buñuel presents a collection of critical readings by many of the foremost film scholars that examines and reassesses myriad facets of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s life, works, and cinematic themes.

  • A collection of critical readings that examine and reassess the controversial filmmaker’s life, works, and cinematic themes
  • Features readings from several of the most highly-regarded experts on the cinema of Buñuel
  • Includes a multidisciplinary range of approaches from experts in film studies, Hispanic studies, Surrealism, and theoretical concepts such as those of Gilles Deleuze
  • Presents a previously unpublished interview with Luis Buñuel’s son, Juan Luis Buñuel

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Interview with Juan Luis Bufiuel
Luis Bufiuel and the Politics of SelfPresentation
Bufiuel Master Pyrotechnician
Bufiuels Critique of Nationalism
Surreal Souls
Stars in the Wilderness
Transitional Triptych
Bufiuel Goes Medieval
The Galdos lntertextin Viridiana
Spectral Cinema
Bunuel and Historical Reason
Through a Fractal Lens
Mutilation Misogyny and Murder

Historical Context
The Complicit
Out of Place Out of Synch
Young Outlaws and Marginal Lives in Latin American
The Creative Process of Robinson Crusoe
The Cinematic Labor of Affect
Surrealist Legacies
Luis Bufiuels Angel and Maya Derens Meshes

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About the author (2013)

Rob Stone is Professor of European Film in the Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham where he directs B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies. He is the author of Spanish Cinema (2001), The Wounded Throat: Flamenco in the Works of Federico García Lorca and Carlos Saura (2004), Julio Medem (2007) and Walk, Don't Run: The Cinema of Richard Linklater (2013).

Julián Daniel Gutiérrez Albilla is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Southern California. He has published on a wide range of Hispanic films including articles and chapters in edited works on Pedro Almodóvar, Hector Babenco, Luis Buñuel or Lucrecia Martel. He is the author of Queering Buñuel: Sexual Dissidence and Psychoanalysis in his Mexican and Spanish Cinema (2008).

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