Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea's Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation PDF

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.

Show description

Read or Download Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation (Wisconsin Film Studies) PDF

Similar popular culture books

Download e-book for iPad: Multiculturalism and Public Arts Policy by David Pankratz

The assumption of public aid for the humanities is being challenged. Multiculturalism has been proposed as a useful and priceless target of public arts coverage; even if it may be is explored for the 1st time during this booklet. problems with cultural pluralism, the family members of artwork and tradition, justice and affirmative motion, and inventive price are offered as crucial issues of dialogue in making judgements touching on public aid of the humanities.

Download e-book for iPad: Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture (Cultural by Joan Nicks,Barry Keith Grant

Masking Niagara: reports in neighborhood pop culture heavily examines a few of the myriad different types of pop culture within the Niagara zone of Canada. Essays ponder universal assumptions and definitions of what pop culture is and search to figure out no matter if wide theories of pop culture can clarify or make feel of localized circumstances of pop culture and the cultural reviews of individuals of their day-by-day lives.

Download e-book for kindle: Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff by Alison Stewart

While journalist and writer Alison Stewart used to be faced with emptying her past due mom and dad' overloaded basement, a role that dragged on for months, it acquired her pondering: How did it come to this? Why do shrewdpermanent, winning humans carry directly to outdated Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, and books they're going to most probably by no means reread?

Download e-book for iPad: Photography, Anthropology and History: Expanding the Frame by Elizabeth Edwards,Christopher Morton

Images, Anthropology and heritage examines the complicated old courting among images and anthropology, and specifically the powerful emergence of the modern relevance of historic pictures. Thematically geared up, and targeting the visible practices built inside of anthropology as a self-discipline, this publication brings jointly more than a few modern and methodologically leading edge ways to the historic photograph inside of anthropology.

Additional info for Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation (Wisconsin Film Studies)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation (Wisconsin Film Studies) by Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea


by James
4.3

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 3 votes