SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and CultureBurning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema0791475042, 9780791475041
Description:From the origins of the New Spanish Cinema in the 1950s to the end of the last century, Burning Darkness features essays on a selection of essential films by Spains most important directors, including Pedro Almodvar, Luis Buuel, Vctor Erice, Ventura Pons, and others. Contributors focus on current theoretical debates and issues of representation, politics, cultural identity, and aesthetics. Rather than historically surveying Spanish films, the book encourages a deep reading of these essential works and the ways they cast light on specific aspects of Spanish society and its recent history. Accessibly written, it will appeal not only to students and scholars but also to anyone interested in Spanish cinema.