Subversive Spanish Cinema

Subversive Spanish Cinema

Author: Fiona Noble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350152472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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A camp lipsynched routine by three air stewards distracts unsuspecting passengers from the fact that their plane is to make a crash landing. Performance functions as a diversion from unsavoury realities. In this way, Pedro Almodóvar's 2013 film I'm So Excited adopts a strategy of subversive anti-establishment censor-evading filmmaking practices under Franco. Contemporary cinematic performance in Spain intersects with politics to provide a platform for views and voices that do not conform to the dominant political narrative. An essential text for scholars, students and aficionados of Spanish cinema, Subversive Spanish Cinema: The Politics of Performance is the first single-authored monograph to focus on performance in this context. The book analyses interactions between performance and politics in technical and conceptual terms considering, for example, performance styles, the narrative role of performance and political interventions by actors such as Javier Bardem and Juan Diego Botto. Ultimately, Subversive Spanish Cinema: The Politics of Performance posits performance, within the specific context of contemporary Spanish cinema, as a politically-potent device and proposes that it is precisely for this reason that the arts have borne the brunt of aggressive austerity measures enforced by Spain's conservative government in recent years.
Subversive Spanish Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Fiona Noble
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A camp lipsynched routine by three air stewards distracts unsuspecting passengers from the fact that their plane is to make a crash landing. Performance functions as a diversion from unsavoury realities. In this way, Pedro Almodóvar's 2013 film I'm So Excited adopts a strategy of subversive anti-establishment censor-evading filmmaking practices
Subversive Spanish Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Fiona Noble
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A camp lipsynched routine by three air stewards distracts unsuspecting passengers from the fact that their plane is to make a crash landing. Performance functions as a diversion from unsavoury realities. In this way, Pedro Almodóvar's 2013 film I'm So Excited adopts a strategy of subversive anti-establishment censor-evading filmmaking practices
Fashioning Spanish Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Jorge Pérez
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-30 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Costume design is a crucial, but frequently overlooked, aspect of film that fosters an appreciation of the diverse ways in which film and fashion enrich each other. These influential industries offer representations of ideas, values, and beliefs that shape and construct cultural identities. In Fashioning Spanish Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyses
The Spanish Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Shelagh Rowan-Legg
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In recent decades, the Spanish 'fantastic' has been at the forefront of genre filmmaking. Films such as The Day of the Beast, the Rec trilogy, The Orphanage and Timecrimes have received widespread attention and popularity, arguably rescuing Spanish cinema from its semi-invisibility during the creativity-crushing Franco years. By turns daring,
Horror International
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Steven Jay Schneider, Tony Williams
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

A close look at horror films from around the world, drawing attention to neglected social, cultural, and ideological aspects of the horror genre in international cinema.