Almodovar, Pedro - Masters of Cinema (Paperback)
  • Almodovar, Pedro - Masters of Cinema (Paperback)
zoom

Almodovar, Pedro - Masters of Cinema (Paperback)

(author)
£5.95
Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 01/10/2010
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Pedro Almodovar (Spain, b. 1951) single-handedly represents the revival of Spanish cinema as part of the cultural flowering of the Movida Madrilena in the 1980s. New York was first to hail the unbridled imagination of this provocative director, whose films are filled with transsexuals, neurotics (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 1988) and even drug-addicted nuns (The Law of Desire, 1987). In his maturity Almodovar has continued to draw inspiration from his underprivileged childhood in a remote corner of La Mancha, making melodramas bursting with heightened passions expressed by unforgettable actors such as Penelope Cruz (All About My Mother, 1999; Broken Embraces, 2009) and Gael Garcia Bernal (Bad Education, 2004).

Publisher: Cahiers du Cinema
ISBN: 9782866425678
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 240 x 195 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

On the Masters of Cinema Series

"Modern directors are briefly and brilliantly profiled in sharp prose and smart pictures in these movie master-classes for film buffs and beginners."-Saga

"Short, beautifully illustrated essays on great directors."-The Times

"Exceptional value... Lively and accessible... Indispensable."-Obessed With Film

"Bargain price. Does an already saturated market need yet more auteur guides? On this evidence, yes... Briskly paced, scalpel-sharp primers... The collective quality is high, the tone scholarly but not intimidating... A triumph of layout as much as content, each book glows with gorgeous on- and off-screen archive photography... Magnifique."-Total Film

You may also be interested in...

Sam Peckinpah
Added to basket
£24.95
Paperback
Richard Linklater
Added to basket
Almodovar, Pedro
Added to basket
£5.95
Paperback
Steven Soderbergh
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Scorsese
Added to basket
£29.95
Hardback
Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh
Added to basket
Pedro Almodovar
Added to basket
Starting Point: 1979-1996 (paperback)
Added to basket
Coppola, Francis Ford
Added to basket
The World is Ever Changing
Added to basket
The Cinema of Terry Gilliam
Added to basket
Wes Anderson Collection
Added to basket
Grand Budapest Hotel Collection
Added to basket
Of Walking In Ice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.