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Title All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema / Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors.
Publication Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Description 496 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 791.430233 ALMODOVAR A
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography: pages 465-466.
Contents Introduction. Approaching Almodóvar: thirty years of reinvention / Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki -- Forms and figures. Almodóvar on television: industry and thematics / Paul Julian Smith -- Queer sound: musical otherness in three films by Pedro Almodóvar / Kathleen M. Vernon -- Performing identities in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar / Isolina Ballesteros -- Acts of violence in Almodóvar / Peter William Evans -- Heart of farce: Almodóvar's comic complexities / Andy Medhurst -- Melodrama and its discontents. Mimesis and diegesis: Almodóvar and the limits of melodrama / Mark Allinson -- Melancholy melodrama: Almodovarian grief and lost homosexual attachments / Linda Williams -- Intimate strangers: melodrama and coincidence in Talk to her / Despina Kakoudaki -- The limits of representation. Almodóvar's girls / Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit -- All about the brothers: retroseriality in Almodóvar's cinema / Marsha Kinder -- Blind shots and backward glances: reviewing Matador and Labyrinth of passion / Brad Epps -- Missing a beat: syncopated rhythms and subterranean subjects in the spectral economy of Volver / Steven Marsh -- Postnostalgia in Bad education: written on the body of Sara Montiel / Marvin D'Lugo -- The auteur in context. Inside Almodóvar / Ignacio Oliva -- Pepi, Patty, and beyond: cinema and literature in Almodóvar / Francisco A. Zurián -- Bad education: fictional autobiography and meta-film noir / Víctor Fuentes -- Coda. Volver: a filmmaker's diary / Pedro Almodóvar.
Summary Regarded as one of world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodovar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking and above all entertaining filmgoers since the early 1980s. This book offers new perspectives on his artistic vision and cinematic influences.
Subject Almodóvar, Pedro -- Criticism and interpretation.
Almodóvar, Pedro. (OCoLC)fst00263699
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Epps, Bradley S.
Kakoudaki, Despina.
ISBN 9780816649600 (hc ; alk. paper) :
081664960X (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816649617 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0816649618 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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