Edited by way of prime professionals at the topic, and bringing jointly a stellar forged of members, this specific appraisal of Pedro Almodóvar’s precise cinematic artwork examines the topics, variety, and aesthetics of his oeuvre and locates it within the context of the profound cultural differences in Spain because the 1970s.
• Brings jointly a stellar solid of members from around the globe together with famous and validated experts in addition to gifted more youthful scholars
• beneficial properties contributions by way of Spanish movie historians, the place reviews of Almodóvar’s paintings were underrepresented within the educational literature
• Deploys new ways to the research of movie authorship by means of exploring contextual matters similar to Almodóvar’s transnational attraction and the political dimensions of his works
• lines the director’s fruitful collaborations within the parts of paintings and layout, style and song
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And Triana-Toribio had earlier dedicated a study to the Almodóvar brothers’ production company, a Spanish pioneer in promotion and marketing (2007). In this piece she treats a question that is also found in the specialist trade press: transnationalism. And she seeks to link the increasing academic interest in the topic with the industrial changes recounted by the trade press. She reminds us, however, that El Deseo “boasts a world-wide projection already well established long before we started to hear the word ‘transnational’ in film studies” (Triana-Toribio 2007: 156).
His discussion of the ways the body reproduces experiences of personal and historical trauma folds back on the treatment of the body in earlier Almodóvar films. Most remarkably, although it was written several months before the release of La piel que habito, his essay offers an uncanny preview of the further textual imbrications of the body, and especially the skin, with memory in the latter film. ” This involves the camouflaging of the intertextual process whereby the source material is transformed such that it no longer bears Introduction 13 any resemblance to the original setting and meanings.
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