Film Cultures in Spain's Transition: The “Other” Transition in the Film Magazine Nuevo Fotogramas (1968–1978)

Triana Toribio, Núria (2015) Film Cultures in Spain's Transition: The “Other” Transition in the Film Magazine Nuevo Fotogramas (1968–1978). Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 15 (3). p. 1. ISSN 1463-6204. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14636204.2014.991486) (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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Abstract

In the story of the fight for democratic freedom and the drive to bring Europe and the world closer to Francoist Spain, Nuevo Fotogramas (NF) deserves a central position. Fuelled by the spirit of May 1968, the long-running Barcelona-based magazine Fotogramas became NF in 1968 and set out to define the pro-democracy struggle in contrast from the Madrid-based film cultures. It also set out to engage with European cultural production as if censorship and being closed off from European modernity were simply temporary situations. NF helps us to write the transition differently, by debunking the myth of its having been a process led solely by the film-makers and critics who engaged in direct confrontation. Explaining the different approach that NF had to documenting and taking part in the cultural industries of the transition helps us to locate resistance in the “trivial” and “female” world of consumption rather than exclusively in the production sector, more often associated with visible and well-documented acts of opposition. Three aspects of the magazine contribute to this reconfiguration of inherited ideas about the transition, particularly the ethos of the publication, the writers who collaborated in it and what seems to be more “marginalia”: its letter section, “El consultorio de Mr. Belvedere”, and its advertisements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Film magazines, film culture, Spanish transition, censorship
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Nuria Triana-Toribio
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 10:57 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 11:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48530 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Triana Toribio, Núria: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2341-1884
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