Lázaro Reboll, Antonio and Willis, Andy, eds. (2004) Spanish Popular Cinema. Inside Popular Film . Manchester University Press, Manchester, 256 pp. ISBN 0-7190-6282-9.
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This co-edited volume is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain, acknowledging the variety, range and depth of Spanish popular film. The scholarship in the volume is of a high standard, combining the authority of established critics and newcomers. Both the introductory This co-edited volume is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain, acknowledging the variety, range and depth of Spanish popular film. The scholarship in the volume is of a high standard, combining the authority of established critics and newcomers. Both the introductory study and the chapters are an intervention in the area of Spanish film studies, challenging some of the perceptions that area currently held about Spanish cinema. Spanish film history, canon-formation and cultural politics are at the centre of this work. The volume examines what the consignment of popular to the marginal category of ‘sociological interest’ has neglected, and explores through cinematic institutions and practices the discursive structures through which popular film has been produced, controlled and consumed. A review in Studies in Hispanic Cinemas highlights the fact that this volume provides ‘valuable information and illumination as well as provoking debate that can and will be usefully explored further by other scholars’. The reviewer concludes that it is a very valuable contribution to both the study and the teaching of Spanish cinema. The book has also been highly praised in the two most important Spanish academic journals devoted to Spanish film studies, Archivos de la filmoteca and Secuencias.
|Item Type:||Edited book|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Antonio Lazaro-Reboll|
|Date Deposited:||16 Sep 2008 14:16|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:28|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7801 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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