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Spain on Screen
Developments in Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Edited by Ann Davies
 
 
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05 Jan 2011
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This collection of essays from leading scholars in the field presents and explores the contemporary debates, concerns and controversies ongoing in Spanish film industry, culture and scholarship. Providing an overview of the latest developments and trends in Spanish film scholarship, the volume begins by focusing on the heated debate over Spanish film funding and of the role of short films in the contemporary Spanish film scene. It then turns to considerations of genre, auteurism and stardom, with the spotlight on the relationship between film and TV through the biopic. Also explored is the continued capacity of the horror genre for conservatism, the transnationality of Spanish film stars, the ways in which auteurism and advances in film theory allow women positive readings of explicit eroticism, and the question of the documentary as part of the current drive to recuperate Spanish memories of the Civil War. The essays reveal far-reaching shifts in the Spanish film scene, making essential reading for all interested in contemporary Spanish and European cinema.


Description

This collection of essays from leading scholars in the field presents and explores the contemporary debates, concerns and controversies ongoing in Spanish film industry, culture and scholarship. Providing an overview of the latest developments and trends in Spanish film scholarship, the volume begins by focusing on the heated debate over Spanish film funding and of the role of short films in the contemporary Spanish film scene. It then turns to considerations of genre, auteurism and stardom, with the spotlight on the relationship between film and TV through the biopic. Also explored is the continued capacity of the horror genre for conservatism, the transnationality of Spanish film stars, the ways in which auteurism and advances in film theory allow women positive readings of explicit eroticism, and the question of the documentary as part of the current drive to recuperate Spanish memories of the Civil War. The essays reveal far-reaching shifts in the Spanish film scene, making essential reading for all interested in contemporary Spanish and European cinema.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: The Study of Contemporary Spanish Cinema; A.Davies
Audiences, Film Culture, Public Subsidies: The End of Spanish Cinema?; B.Jordan
Al mal tiempo, buena cara
: Spanish Slackers, Time-images, New Media and the New Cinema Law; R.Stone
Re-visions of Teresa: Historical Fiction in Television and Film; P.J.Smith
The Final Girl and Monstrous Mother of El orfanato; A.Davies
Ensnared Between Pleasure and Politics: Looking for Chicas Bigas Luna, Re-viewing Bambola; S.Fouz-Hernández
Javier Bardem: Costume, Crime, and Commitment; C.Perriam
Children of Exile: Trauma, Memory and Testimony in Jaime Camino's Documentary Los niños de Rusia (2001); J.D.Gutiérrez-Albilla
Notes
Index 


Authors

ANN DAVIES is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Newcastle University, UK. Her previous publications include The Trouble With Men: Exploring Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema (co-edited, 2004); Carmen on Film: A Cultural History (co-authored, 2007); and Daniel Calparsoro (2009). She has written various articles on Hispanic cinema.