Author : Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2018-05-18
ISBN 10 : 9781442271333
Pages : 580 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.7/5 (337 users download)
Download The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films book PDF by Salvador Jimenez Murguía and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-05-18 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned into a new era, one in which artists were able to more freely express themselves and tackle subjects that had been previously stifled. Today, films produced in Spain are among the most highly regarded in world cinema. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films features nearly 300 entries on the written by a host of international scholars and film critics. Beginning with movies released after Franco’s death, this volume documents four decades of films, directors, actresses and actors of Spanish cinema. Offering a comprehensive survey of films, the entries address such topics as art, culture, society and politics. Each includes comprehensive production details and provides brief suggestions for further reading. Through its examination of the films of the post-Franco period, this volume offers readers valuable insights into Spanish history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.