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Labanyi, Jo / Pavlovic, Tatjana (eds.)
A Companion to Spanish Cinema
CNCZ - The Wiley-Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas

1. Edition October 2012
185.- Euro
2012. 664 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-1-4051-9438-9 - John Wiley & Sons

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The Companion to Spanish Cinema closes a gap in existing scholarship, presenting an insightful and provocative collection of newly commissioned essays covering the whole time-span of Spanish cinema. Drawing on the best of American, British and Spanish critical traditions, top international scholars offer different approaches to important issues in Spanish cinema from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical perspectives. A rich mosaic of genres and formats are covered from popular and art cinema, to documentary and animation, and the cultural, artistic, industrial, theoretical and commercial contexts of the medium are explored.

From the contents
Acknowledgments viii

List of Figures ix

List of Contributors xviii

1 Introduction 1
Jo Labanyi and Tatjana Pavloviæ

Part I Reframing the National 13

2 Transnational Frameworks 15
Gerard Dapena, Marvin D'Lugo, and Alberto Elena

3 Echoes and Traces: Catalan Cinema, or Cinema in Catalonia 50
Brad Epps

4 Negotiating the Local and the Global: Andalusia, the Basque Country, and Galicia 81
José Colmeiro and Joseba Gabilondo

Part II The Construction of the Auteur 111

5 Auteurism and the Construction of the Canon 113
Marvin D'Lugo and Paul Julian Smith

6 Strategic Auteurism 152
Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, Steven Marsh, Susan Martin-Márquez, and Santos Zunzunegui

Part III Genre 191

7 Comedy and Musicals 193
Steven Marsh, Chris Perriam, Eva Woods Peiró, and Santos Zunzunegui

8 Melodrama and Historical Film 224
Jo Labanyi, Annabel Martín, and Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

9 Film Noir , the Thriller, and Horror 259
Jo Labanyi, Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, and Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

Part IV Stars as Cultural Icons 291

10 The Construction of the Star System 293
Kathleen M. Vernon and Eva Woods Peiró

11 Stars, Modernity, and Celebrity Culture 319
Tatjana Pavloviæ, Chris Perriam, and Nuria Triana Toribio

Part V Image and Sound 343

12 Photography, Production Design, and Editing 345
Vicente Sánchez-Biosca

13 Soundtrack 370
Román Gubern and Kathleen M. Vernon

Part VI The Film Apparatus: Production, Infrastructure, and Audiences 389

14 Censorship, Film Studios, and Production Companies 391
Josetxo Cerdán, Román Gubern, Jo Labanyi, Steven Marsh, Tatjana Pavloviæ, and Nuria Triana Toribio

15 Film Clubs, Festivals, Archives, and Magazines 434
Ferran Alberich, Román Gubern, and Vicente Sánchez-Biosca

16 Audiences 464
Manuel Palacio and Kathleen M. Vernon

Part VII Relations with Other Media 487

17 Cinema, Popular Entertainment, Literature, and Television 489
Sally Faulkner, Vicente Sánchez-Biosca, and Paul Julian Smith

Part VIII Beyond the Fiction Film 519

18 Newsreels, Documentary, Experimental Film, Shorts, and Animation 521
Josetxo Cerdán and Vicente Sánchez-Biosca

Part IX Reading Films through Theory 543

19 Isabel Coixet ' s Engagement with Feminist Film Theory: From G (the Gaze) to H (the Haptic) 545
Susan Martin-Márquez

20 Becoming a Queer (M)Other in/and/through Film: Transsexuality, Trans-subjectivity, and Maternal Relationality in Almodóvar ' s Todo sobre mi madre 563
Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla

21 The Space of the Vampire: Materiality and Disappearance in the Films of Iván Zulueta 581
Brad Epps

Index 597



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