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Contemporary Spanish Cinema: 1973-now

Page history last edited by Michael Shade 11 years, 2 months ago

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: coming out of dictatorship 1973-now

 

[Spanish Cinema: dictatorship and survival 1935-1973]

 

Presentation

 

El espíritú de la colmena (Victor Erice, 1973)

The spirit of the beehive

Extract: Bedtime

 

Wikipedia article

The spirit of the beehive: Spanish lessons (Paul Julian Smith, 2006) 

Strictly Film School article

In the shadow of Franco (Derek Malcolm, Guardian 1999)

BFI Interview (Geoff Andrew, 2003)

 

El crimen de Cuenca (Pilar Miró, 1979)

The Cuenca crime

Extract: Torture and breakfast

 

Wikipedia article

 

Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980)

Pepi, Luci Bom and other girls in our crowd

Titles and opening scene

 

Wikipedia article

Almodovarlandia commentary

Washington Post review 

Films Reflect a Brash New Spain (David E Pitt, 1988)

Strictly Film School article

 

Las bicicletas son para el verano (Jaime Chávarri, 1984)

Bicycles are for the summer

Extract: Playing at war

 

Wikipedia article 

 

Vacas (Julio Medem, 1991)

Cows

Extract: The cow

 

Wikipedia article

Strictly Film School article

 

Review of Sex and Lucía

Review of Caótica Ana

 

Amantes del Círculo Polar (Lovers of the Arctic Circle): full film

 

Jamón jamón (Bigas Luna, 1992) 

Ham ham

Extract: start

Extract: end

 

Wikipedia article

 

Belle Époque (Fernando Trueba, 1993) 

Belle Epoque

Extracts - 14 mins

 

Trailer

Scene: Ecclesiastes

 

Wikipedia article

Washington Post  review (1994)

 

Carne Trémula (Pedro Almodóvar, 1997)

Trembling flesh (aka Live flesh)

Extract: start

Extract: end

 

Trailer

 

Wikipedia article

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Life is a Dreamboat (New York Movies)

 

Tesis (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996) 

Thesis

Trailer

Full film

 

“Snuffing” Hollywood: Transmedia Horror in Tesis (Vicente Rodriguez-Ortega, 2005)

 

Bodas de Sangre (Carlos Saura, 1981) 

Blood Wedding

Extract: Pasodoble, and others

 

Strictly Film School article

Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy (James S Rich, Criterion Confessions)

 

Taxi (Carlos Saura, 1996) 

Taxi

Fragments

 

Full film

 

Goya en Burdeos (Carlos Saura, 1999) 

Goya in Bordeaux

Extract: Scenes of War

Trailer

 

Reviewed by Paul Julian Smith (Sight and Sound)

 

El sol del membrillo (Víctor Erice, 1992) 

The quince tree sun

Extract: the painting

Extract: the song

 

Full film in 13 sections - starts here

 

Come Towards the Light: The Films of Victor Erice (Adrian Danks)

Still life with love and quince tree (Quentin Curtis, Independent, 1993)

 

Solas (Benito Zambrano, 1999) 

Women alone

Extract: Scene in bar (sub-titles in French)

Extract: parents

 

BBC4 Review (Clare Norton-Smith, 2003)

 

Habana Blues (2005): trailer

 

Hola, ¿estás sola? (Iciar Bolláin, 1995) 

Hi, are you on your own?

Start of film

 

Te doy mis ojos (Take my eyes), 2003 

Extract

 

Hitting Back at Domestic Abuse: Take my eyes (Matthew Arnoldi, Eye for Film)

 

El laberinto del fauno (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) 

Pan's labyrinth

Extract: Ofelia meets the Pale Man

 

Strictly Film School article

Pan's Labyrinth: Official Movie Site

'Pain should not be sought - but it should never be avoided' (Mark Kermode, Observer 2006)

Guillermo del Toro Interview (Brian Tallerico, UGO.com)

 

Las trece rosas (Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, 2007) 

The thirteen roses

Trailer

The firing squad

 

Wikipedia article

Variety review (Jonathan Holland, 2007)

 

 
Recent books in English
The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

Alberto Mira
Wallflower Press, 2005
ISBN 1904764444, 9781904764441

Introduction
La Verbena de la Paloma
Viridiana
El Espíritu de la Colmena


Limited preview in Google books
 
Spanish National Cinema

Nuria Triana-Toribio
Routledge, 2003
ISBN 0415220599, 9780415220590

 
Spanish Popular Cinema

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, Andrew Willis
Manchester University Press, 2004
ISBN 0719062837, 9780719062834

 
 
Contemporary Spanish Cinema 
 

Barry Jordan & Rikki Timosaunas

Manchester University Press, 1998

ISBN 0719044138

Extensive extracts in Google books

 

Updated: 25 November 2010

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