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By Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea

In darkish Laughter, Juan F. Egea presents a notable in-depth research of the darkish comedy movie style in Spain, in addition to a provocative serious engagement with the belief of nationwide cinema, the visible size of cultural specificity, and the ethics of darkish humor.

Egea starts off his research with basic Franco's dictatorship within the 1960s—a regime that opened the rustic to new monetary forces whereas keeping its repressive nature—exploring key works via Luis García Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, and Luis Buñuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st movies of Pedro Almodóvar within the early Nineteen Eighties throughout the Spanish political transition to democracy sooner than reading Alex de los angeles Iglesia and the hot darkish comedies of the Nineties. interpreting this more youthful iteration of filmmakers, Egea lines darkish comedy to Spain's screens of ultramodernity akin to the common Exposition in Seville and the Barcelona Olympic Games.

At its center, darkish Laughter is a considerable inquiry into the epistemology of comedy, the intricacies of visible modernity, and the connection among cinema and a much broader framework of representational practices.

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