A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar

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Marvin D'Lugo, Kathleen M. Vernon
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2013 - Performing Arts - 584 pages

Edited by leading authorities on the subject, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this detailed appraisal of Pedro Almodóvar’s unique cinematic art examines the themes, style, and aesthetics of his oeuvre and locates it in the context of the profound cultural transformations in Spain since the 1970s.

  • Brings together a stellar cast of contributors from across the globe  including recognized and established specialists as well as talented younger scholars
  • Features contributions by Spanish film historians, where studies of Almodóvar’s work have been underrepresented in the academic literature
  • Deploys new approaches to the analysis of film authorship by exploring contextual issues such as Almodóvar’s transnational appeal and the political dimensions of his works
  • Traces the director’s fruitful collaborations in the areas of art and design, fashion and music
 

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Contents

Creative Beginnings in Almodóvars Work
41
A Sorcerers Apprenticeship
59
The Limits and Uses
88
Spanish Contexts 105
107
Almodóvar and Spanish Patterns of Film Reception
129
Memory Politics and the PostTransition in Almodóvars Cinema
153
Memories in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar
176
Women and the Staging of Rape
203
Carne trémula and the Mise en Scène
304
Embodied
322
Almodóvars Stolen Images
345
Almodóvars Global Musical Marketplace
387
The Making of a Transnational
412
Is there a French Almodóvar?
432
Hong Kong Taiwan and LGBT Film Culture
453
Art and Commerce 469
471

Mourning Men and the Crises
225
Domesticating Violence in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar
244
A Story of Imposed Gender and the Struggle
262
Rereadings 279
281
Fashion and Design in Pedro
495
Almodóvar Cyberfandom and Participatory Culture
524
Index
551
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About the author (2013)

Marvin D'Lugo is Professor of Spanish and Adjunct Professor of Screen Studies at Clark University, Massachusetts where he teaches courses on Spanish and Latin-American cinema. He has published a number of books including Pedro Almodóvar (2006) in the University of Illinois Press’ Contemporary Film Directors series.

Kathleen M. Vernon is Associate Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is author and editor of numerous studies on Spanish cinema and culture including Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar (1995).

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