Spanish Cinema Against Itself: Cosmopolitanism, Experimentation, Militancy (New Directions in National Cinemas) (Hardcover)

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Spanish Cinema Against Itself: Cosmopolitanism, Experimentation, Militancy (New Directions in National Cinemas) (Hardcover)

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Spanish Cinema against Itself maps the evolution of Spanish surrealist and politically committed cinematic traditions from their origins in the 1930s--with the work of Luis Bu uel and Salvador Dal , experimentalist Jos Val de Omar, and militant documentary filmmaker Carlos Velo--through to the contemporary period. Framed by film theory this book traces the works of understudied and non-canonical Spanish filmmakers, producers, and film collectives to open up alternate, more cosmopolitan and philosophical spaces for film discussion. In an age of the post-national and the postcinematic, Steven Marsh's work challenges conventional historiographical discourse, the concept of "national cinema," and questions of form in cinematic practice.

Steven Marsh is Professor of Spanish Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of Popular Spanish Film Under Franco: Comedy and the Weakening of the State and editor (with Parvati Nair) of Gender and Spanish Cinema.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253046307
ISBN-10: 0253046300
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Pages: 270
Language: English
Series: New Directions in National Cinemas