Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (Hardback)
  • Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (Hardback)
zoom

Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£90.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 29/06/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In post-Franco Spain, a re-shaping of notions of the masculine has been under way for some time. The authors of "Live Flesh" demonstrate how contemporary Spanish films, during this modern period, have contributed to this process. They do so by visualizing the ways in which Spanish men have been abandoning old self images and adopting new ones, and they explain and explore the complexity and diversity of these fresh cinematic creations of masculine identities. The book's point of focus is Spanish films of the democratic period, both popular and auteur, made by directors of national and international prominence, such as Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Bigas Luna or Julio Medem, as well as films featuring acclaimed actors who have contributed to the construction of contemporary ideas of the masculine in their country, including Antonio Banderas and Javier Bardem. Using a fresh theoretical framework, embracing queer and feminist theory and concepts of nation, race and class, each chapter examines key films that represent the male body, highlighting notable elements - young, muscular, homosexual, (dis)abled, foreign and so on - and goes on to focus on recent case studies from the early 1990s to the present. An increasingly transnational Spanish cinema is a most promising field in which to explore questions of how male bodies are represented - and mediated - in film. "Live Flesh" more than fulfils this promise and goes further, to reveal how these representations have intervened in the Spanish cultural imagination.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781845114497
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Film Studies For Dummies
Added to basket
Withnail and I
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
Sculpting in Time
Added to basket
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies
Added to basket
Film, Theory and Philosophy
Added to basket
It's Only a Movie
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Kate
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Thelma & Louise
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Pre-Code Hollywood
Added to basket
The War of the Worlds
Added to basket
Scarlett's Women
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Shining
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Cinema I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.