Spanish Popular Cinema (Paperback)

By Antonio Lazaro-Reboll (Editor), Andrew Willis (Editor)

Manchester University Press, 9780719062834, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2004

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This is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain and to acknowledge the variety, range and depth of Spanish cinema.
Contributors from across Hispanic, media and cultural studies explore a range of genres, from the musicals of the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary horror movies, historical epics of the 1940s and 1950s and contemporary representations of the Spanish Civil War. The book includes reappraisals of key popular directors such as Luis Garcia Berlanga and Antonio Mercero as well as critical analyses of celebrated stars like Marisol. It provides innovative consideration of the promotion and reception of horror in the 1960s, recollections of cinema-going in Madrid, and reflections on successful recent works such as 'Abre los Ojos' and 'Solas'.
The contributors offer a range of critical and methodological perspectives, opening up new ways of analysing Spanish popular film.

About the Author

Antonio Lazaro Reboll is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Kent Andrew Willis is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance at the University of Salford