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Manchester University Press

The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia

The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia

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Álex de la Iglesia, initially championed by Pedro Almodóvar, and at one time the enfant terrible of Spanish film, still makes film critics nervous. The director of some of the most important films of the Post-Franco era - Acción mutante, El día de la bestia, Muertos de risa - receives here the
first full length study of his work. Breaking away from the pious tradition of acclaiming art-house auteurs, The cinema of Álex de la Iglesia tackles a new sort of beast: the popular auteur, who brings the provocation of the avant-garde to popular genres such as horror and comedy.

This book brings together Anglo-American film theory, an exploration of the legal and economic history of Spanish audio-visual culture, a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish cultural forms and traditions (esperpento, sainete costumbrista) with a detailed textual analysis of all of Álex de la
Iglesia's seven feature films.

Author: Andy Willis, Nuria Triana-Toribio, Peter Buse
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Published: 09/01/2012
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780719071379

About the Author

Peter Buse is Professor in Visual Culture at the University of Salford

Núria Triana-Toribio is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Manchester

Andrew Willis is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance at the University of Salford

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