Author Epps, Brad
Title All about Almodóvar : A Passion for Cinema
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2009
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Note CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- Approaching Almodóvar: Thirty Years of Reinvention -- I: FORMS AND FIGURES -- 1. Almodóvar on Television: Industry and Thematics -- 2. Queer Sound: Musical Otherness in Three Films by Pedro Almodóvar -- 3. Performing Identities in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar -- 4. Acts of Violence in Almodóvar -- 5. Heart of Farce: Almodóvar's Comic Complexities -- II: MELODRAMA AND ITS DISCONTENTS -- 6. Mimesis and Diegesis: Almodóvar and the Limits of Melodrama -- 7. Melancholy Melodrama: Almodovarian Grief and Lost Homosexual Attachments -- 8. Intimate Strangers: Melodrama and Coincidence in Talk to Her -- III: THE LIMITS OF REPRESENTATION -- 9. Almodóvar's Girls -- 10. All about the Brothers: Retroseriality in Almodóvar's Cinema -- 11. Blind Shots and Backward Glances: Reviewing Matador and Labyrinth of Passion -- 12. Missing a Beat: Syncopated Rhythms and Subterranean Subjects in the Spectral Economy of Volver -- 13. Postnostalgia in Bad Education: Written on the Body of Sara Montiel -- IV: THE AUTEUR IN CONTEXT -- 14. Inside Almodóvar -- 15. Pepi, Patty, and Beyond: Cinema and Literature in Almodóvar -- 16. Bad Education: Fictional Autobiography and Meta-Film Noir -- CODA -- Volver: A Filmmaker's Diary -- Filmography of Pedro Almodóvar -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
One of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, and-above all-entertaining audiences around the globe since he first burst on the international film scene in the early 1980s. All about Almodóvar offers new perspectives on the filmmaker's artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques. Through overviews of his oeuvre and in-depth analyses of specific films, the essays here explore a diverse range of subjects: Almodóvar's nuanced use of television and music in his films; his reworkings of traditional film genres such as comedy, horror, and film noir; his penchant for melodrama and its relationship to melancholy, violence, and coincidence; his intricate questioning of sexual and national identities; and his increasingly sophisticated inquiries into visuality and its limits.  Closing with Almodóvar's own diary account of the making of Volver and featuring never-before-seen photographs from El Deseo production studio, All about Almodóvar both reflects and illuminates its subject's dazzling eclecticism.Contributors: Mark Allinson, U of Leicester; Pedro Almodóvar; Isolina Ballesteros, Baruch College; Leo Bersani, UC Berkeley; Marvin D'Lugo, Clark U; Ulysse Dutoit, UC Berkeley; Peter William Evans, Queen Mary U of London; Víctor Fuentes, UC Santa Barbara; Marsha Kinder, USC; Steven Marsh, U of Illinois, Chicago; Andy Medhurst, U of Sussex; Ignacio Olivia, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca; Paul Julian Smith, U of Cambridge; Kathleen M. Vernon, SUNY Stony Brook; Linda Williams, UC Berkeley; Francisco A. Zurián, U Carlos III, Madrid
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Epps, Brad All about Almodóvar : A Passion for Cinema Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2009 9780816649617
Subject Almodóvar, Pedro -- Criticism and interpretation.;Motion pictures -- Spain
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