ALL ABOUT ALMODOVAR: A PASSION FOR CINEMA

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All about Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema – Illustrated
by Brad Epps (Editor), Despina Kakoudaki (Editor) - May 21, 2009

One of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, and above all entertaining audiences around the globe since he first burst on the international film scene in the early 1980s. All about Almodvar offers new perspectives on the filmmaker's artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques. Through overviews of his oeuvre and in-depth analyses of specific films, the essays here explore a diverse range of subjects: Almodvar's nuanced use of television and music in his films; his reworkings of traditional film genres such as comedy, horror, and film noir; his penchant for melodrama and its relationship to melancholy, violence, and coincidence; his intricate questioning of sexual and national identities; and his increasingly sophisticated inquiries into visuality and its limits. Closing with Almodvar's own diary account of the making of Volver and featuring never-before-seen photographs from El Deseo production studio, All about Almodvar both reflects and illuminates its subject's dazzling eclecticism.


About the Author
Brad Epps is professor of romance languages and literatures and chair of studies in women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.

Despina Kakoudaki is assistant professor of literature at American University.


Product details
ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0816649618
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Univ Of Minnesota Press; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2009)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 488 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780816649617
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0816649617
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.81 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
 
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