Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors: A Companion to Pedro Almódovar

Editor/Author D'Lugo, Marvin and Vernon, Kathleen M.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-1-4051-9582-9
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 85
Book Status: Available
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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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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Skin He Lives In - Marvin D'Lugo; Kathleen M. Vernon
  • Part I Bio-Filmography
  • 1 Almodóvar's Self-Fashioning: The Economics and Aesthetics of Deconstructive Autobiography - Paul Julian Smith
  • 2 Creative Beginnings in Almodóvar's Work - Francisco A. Zurian
  • 3 Almodóvar and Hitchcock: A Sorcerer's Apprenticeship - Dona Kercher
  • 4 A Life, Imagined and Otherwise: The Limits and Uses of Autobiography in Almodóvar's Films - Alberto Mira
  • Part II Spanish Contexts
  • 5 El Deseo's “Itinerary”: Almodóvar and the Spanish Film Industry - Marina Díaz López
  • 6 Almodóvar and Spanish Patterns of Film Reception - Josetxo Cerdán; Miguel Fernández Labayen
  • 7 Memory, Politics, and the Post-Transition in Almodóvar's Cinema - Juan Carlos Ibáñez
  • 8 The Ethics of Oblivion: Personal, National, and Cultural Memories in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar - Adrián Pérez Melgosa
  • Part III At the Limits of Gender
  • 9 Our Rapists, Ourselves: Women and the Staging of Rape in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar - Leora Lev
  • 10 Paternity and Pathogens: Mourning Men and the Crises of Masculinity in Todo Sobre Mi Madre and Hable Con Ella - Dean Allbritton
  • 11 Domesticating Violence in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar - Noelia Saenz
  • 12 La piel que habito: A Story of Imposed Gender and the Struggle for Identity - Francisco A. Zurian
  • Part IV Re-readings
  • 13 Re-envoicements and Reverberations in Almodóvar's Macro-Melodrama - Marsha Kinder
  • 14 The Flower of His Secret: Carne trémula and the Mise en Scène of Desire - Celestino Deleyto
  • 15 Scratching the Past on the Surface of the Skin: Embodied Intersubjectivity, Prosthetic Memory, and Witnessing in Almodóvar's La mala educación - Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla
  • 16 Almodóvar's Stolen Images - Javier Herrera
  • Part V Global Almodóvar
  • 17 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: From Madrid (1988) to New York (2010) - Isolina Ballesteros
  • 18 Almodóvar's Global Musical Marketplace - Kathleen M. Vernon
  • 19 Almodóvar and Latin America: The Making of a Transnational Aesthetic in Volver - Marvin D'Lugo
  • 20 Is there a French Almodóvar? - Jean-Claude Seguin
  • 21 Almodóvar in Asia: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and LGBT Film Culture - E. K. Tan
  • Part VI Art and Commerce
  • 22 To the Health of the Author: Art Direction in Los abrazos rotos - John D. Sanderson
  • 23 Making Spain Fashionable: Fashion and Design in Pedro Almodóvar's Cinema - Gerard Dapena
  • 24 Almodóvar, Cyberfandom, and Participatory Culture - Vicente Rodríguez Ortega