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Spanish Cinema: dictatorship and survival

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Spanish cinema: dictatorship and survival, 1939-1975


[Contemporary Spanish Cinema: coming out of dictatorship 1973-now]




El espíritu de la colmena
A light in the darkness?


Spanish cinema: dictatorship and survival, 1939-1975


The context: Spain in the 20th century
Films referred to


Key films
Early Spanish Cinema
Un chien andalou

An Andalusian dog
Luis Buñuel, 1928

- including interview with Buñuel (Fr)

Whole film: part 1 - part 2


La verbena de la paloma

Dove Fair
Benito Perojo, 1935


Other extracts: The chemist

Bienvenido Mister Marshall

Welcome Mr Marshall!
Luis Berlanga, 1952


Other extracts


Obituary (The Guardian, 14 Nov 2010)


El Verdugo (The Executioner), 1963: full film

Calle Mayor

Main Street

Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956



La copla andaluza

The Andalusian copla (popular song)
Jerónimo Mihura, 1959


Other extracts: La Paquera de Jerez


Luis Buñuel, 1961

Extract: Last Supper

Other extracts

La caza

The hunt
Carlos Saura, 1965


Other extracts

Canciones para después de una guerra

Songs for after a war

Basilio Martín Patino, 1971


Extract (first 5 mins; whole film available if player installed)

Other extracts: La Bien Pagada (ignore added titling)

El espíritu de la colmena

The spirit of the beehive
Víctor Erice, 1973


Other extracts



Other films 

Surcos - full film


Jose Antonio Nieves Conde, 1951



Recent books in English
The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

Alberto Mira
Wallflower Press, 2005
ISBN 1904764444, 9781904764441

La Verbena de la Paloma
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

Spanish Cinema: The Auteurist Tradition

edited by Peter William Evans

Oxford University Press, 1999

ISBN 019818414X, 978-0198184140 


Updated: 8 November 2010
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