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Title Desire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar / Paul Julian Smith.
Author Smith, Paul J., 1965- author.
Publication London ; New York : Verso, 2014.
Edition Third edition.
Description xv, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 791.430233 ALMODOVAR S
Bibliography Includes filmography and plot synopses (pages 209-236), bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index.
Summary "In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award-winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In. Though they are ambitious and varied in style, each is a distinctive innovation on the themes that have defined his work. Desire Unlimited is the classic film-by-film assessment of Almodóvar's oeuvre, now updated to include his most recent work. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument that beneath Almodóvar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness"--Page [4] of cover.
Contents El Deseo, S.A. (Desire Ltd) -- Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón (Pepi, Luci, Bom and other girls on the heap, 1980): rhetoric and reference -- Laberinto de passiones (Labyrinth of passion, 1982): cult film experiences -- Entre tinieblas (Dark habits, 1983): out of the convent -- Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (What have I done to deserve this?, 1984): gender, space, representation -- Matador (1986): power, pleasure, and the frenzy of the visible -- La ley del deseo (The Law of desire, 1987): a talent for production -- Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, 1988): femininity by design -- Atame! (Tie me up! Tie me down!, 1990): not a love dtory? -- Tacones lejanos (High heels, 1991): imitations of life -- Kika (1993): future chic -- La flor de mi secreto (The Flower of my secret, 1995): an interview with Pedro Almodovar -- Carne trémula (Live flesh, 1997): absolute precision -- Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother, 1999): silicone and sentiment -- Hable con ella (Talk to her, 2002): only connect -- La mala educación (Bad education, 2004): all I desire -- Volver (2006): women, windmills, and wedge heels -- Los abrazos rotos (Broken embraces, 2009): airless love -- La piel que habito (The Skin I live in, 2011): stitches in time.
Subject Almodóvar, Pedro -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Spain.
Alt Title Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
ISBN 1781681775 (paperback) :
9781781681770 (paperback) :
1781682224 (US)
9781781682227 (US)
1781685312 (UK)
9781781685310 (UK)

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