Auteurism and Commerce in Contemporary Spanish Cinema: 'Directores Mediaticos'

Triana, Nuria (2008) Auteurism and Commerce in Contemporary Spanish Cinema: 'Directores Mediaticos'. Screen, 49 (3). pp. 259-276. ISSN 0036-9543. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article studies the evolution of auteurism and commerce in Spain using technologies such as the Internet. Spanish directors are becoming mediáticos (media friendly and using media as marketing tools) in response to the new conditions in which the national cinema is immersed among them the saturation in European screens and the ever-present competition with Hollywood. Those directors who can claim the status of auteur do so as part of their commercial strategies. In this analysis of the present-day conditions in the commerce of Spanish cinema, the focus is on two case studies of media-friendly and established auteurs, Isabel Coixet and Álex de la Iglesia who have and manage homepages where information about their work, their careers and other aspects of their authorial personas. Both auteurs can be considered to be at opposite ends of the spectrum genre cinema/art cinema within the Spanish cinema traditions. The questions that inspire this exploration deal with the functions of these homepages and what they can tell us a bout the present and future of film commerce and auteurism in Spain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures > Hispanic Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 15:24
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