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Spanish visual culture : cinema, television, Internet

By: Smith, Paul Julian Williams, Susan(Index by)

071907536X / 9780719075360
Stock expected by 14/12/2019
22 cm [viii], 184 p. : ill.
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This book is the first to explore three visual media in contemporary Spain: cinema, television and the internet.

It also examines cultural products in each of these media in terms of three vital themes: emotion, location and nostalgia. The first two chapters focus on emotion. They analyze the 'emotional imperative' in a recent Almodovar feature film and in Spanish television's top-rated period drama, and investigate the politics of affect in TV drama in the last decade. The next pair of chapters deal with location. They use cultural geography to re-read contradictory accounts of the movida (the post-Franco cultural boom) and examine an attempt to anchor a US-derived genre (the youth movie) in the urban landscape of Madrid.

The fifth and sixth chapters introduce the theme of location into nostalgia.

They treat the unique cases of a successful Spanish heritage movie and a contemporary Spanish thriller remade in Hollywood.

The peunultimate chapter investigates electronic artists and the virtual universe, and the book ends with a look at the implications of Hispano-Mexican co-productions and the interconnectedness of economic and aesthetic cultural forms. -- .


1DSE Spain, APFA Film theory & criticism, JFCA Popular culture

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