The Films of Carlos Saura

The Films of Carlos Saura

Author: Marvin D'Lugo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691008558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who began his career under the censorship of Franco's regime, has forged an international reputation for his unique cinematic treatment of emotional and spiritual responses to repressive political conditions. In films such as Carmen and El Dorado, where reality and fantasy are deliberately fused together, Saura reveals the illusions of Franco's mythologized Spain--a chaste, Catholic, and heroic Spain of the Golden Age--that tend to isolate Spaniards from the rest of Europe, from each other, and from their own individuality. In this first English-language book on Saura, Marvin D'Lugo looks at the social and artistic forces behind this film auteur's highly personal cinema. Tracing Saura's career over three decades, D'Lugo discusses each work from Hooligans (1959), a realist film about a Madrid street-gang member trying to become a bullfighter, to The Dark Night (1989), a film dealing with the persecution of the religious reformer St. John of the Cross in the late sixteenth century. Throughout he argues that Saura's cinematic style results from a highly original response to the political and historical constraints of Spanish culture. D'Lugo shows how in order to explore the complex cultural politics of "Spanishness" as it was institutionalized under Franco, Saura frames his narrations through the eyes of characters who question the forces that shape personal and collective identity. Moving beyond the limits of traditional auteur studies, this book addresses the relationship between the filmmaker and the cultural ideology that historically has thwarted and manipulated the expressions of individuality in Spanish society.
The Films of Carlos Saura
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Marvin D'Lugo
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-04-21 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who began his career under the censorship of Franco's regime, has forged an international reputation for his unique cinematic treatment of emotional and spiritual responses to repressive political conditions. In films such as Carmen and El Dorado, where reality and fantasy are deliberately fused together, Saura
The Films of Carlos Saura
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Marvin D'Lugo
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-12 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who began his career under the censorship of Franco's regime, has forged an international reputation for his unique cinematic treatment of emotional and spiritual responses to repressive political conditions. In films such as Carmen and El Dorado, where reality and fantasy are deliberately fused together, Saura
España Años 50
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Carlos Saura
Categories: Documentary photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-29 - Publisher: Steidl Dap

When the great filmmaker Carlos Saura was a young man, he desired to create a book about his native Spain that would transgress the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. He strove to depict his country as seen through his camera when he set out on a journey through Andalusia
Carlos Saura
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Carlos Saura
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Collected interviews with the Spanish filmmaker of Mama Turns a Hundred, Carmen, and Tango
Guide to the Cinema of Spain
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Marvin D'Lugo
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

The first volume in a new series that historically and critically discusses films, directors, and actors in film industries throughout the world.