By Brad Epps, Despina Kakoudaki
Considered one of international cinema’s most enjoyable filmmakers, Pedro Almod?var has been delighting, upsetting, arousing, stunning, and—above all—entertaining audiences worldwide due to the fact he first burst onto the foreign movie scene within the early Eighties. All approximately Almod?var deals new views at the filmmaker’s creative imaginative and prescient and cinematic preoccupations, impacts, and strategies. via overviews of the filmmaker’s oeuvre and in-depth analyses of particular movies, the essays right here discover a various variety of topics: Almod?var’s nuanced use of tv and tune in his motion pictures; his reworkings of conventional movie genres reminiscent of comedy, horror, and picture noir; his penchant for melodrama and its courting to depression, violence, and accident; his problematic wondering of sexual and nationwide identities; and his more and more subtle inquiries into visuality and its limits. remaining with Almod?var’s personal diary account of the making of Volver and that includes never-before-seen images from El Deseo studio, All approximately Almod?var either displays and illuminates its subject’s outstanding eclecticism. participants: Mark Allinson, U of Leicester; Pedro Almod?var; Isolina Ballesteros, Baruch university; Leo Bersani, UC Berkeley; Marvin D’Lugo, Clark U; Ulysse Dutoit, UC Berkeley; Peter William Evans, Queen Mary U of London; V?ctor Fuentes, UC Santa Barbara; Marsha Kinder, USC; Steven Marsh, U of Illinois, Chicago; Andy Medhurst, U of Sussex; Ignacio Olivia, Universidad Castilla–La Mancha, Cuenca; Paul Julian Smith, U of Cambridge; Kathleen M. Vernon, SUNY Stony Brook; Linda Williams, UC Berkeley; Francisco A. Zuri?n, U Carlos III, Madrid.
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