Films of Luis Buï¿½uel Subjectivity and Desire
Edition: 1995 (Movie Tie-In)
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Description: This is a major new study of the films of Luis Bunuel, surrealist scourge of the bourgeoisie and enduring influence on European cinema. Uniquely, the book offers an extended analysis of Buuel's films in the context of contemporary debates in film studies, focusing in particular on questions of subjectivity and desire. Throughout, Buuel's films are viewed as both the brilliant, subversive expressions of the director's fantasies and obsessions and as reflections of wider cultural norms and preoccupations. Making use of psychoanalysis and gender theory, Peter Evans explores Buuel's characteristic thematics of transgression and his status as exile or outsider. The whole range of his work is discussed, from the critically neglected `bread and butter' Mexican melodramas of the 1950s to such classics of European cinema as The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, That Obscure Object of Desire, and Belle de Jour. Accessible, lively, and compelling, The Films of Luis Buuel provides a much-needed revaluation of one of the world's greatest film-makers.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $93.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/1995
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Plates|
|Roads to and from the Abyss: Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie and the Comedy of Desire|
|Family Romances: Bunuel's Mexican Melodramas|
|Susana: The Daughter's Seduction|
|Una mujer sin amor and Romantic Love|
|Los olvidados and the 'Uncanny'|
|Ensayo de un crimen and Oedipality|
|El: Fetishism and Paranoia|
|Cet obscur objet du desir and Sado-masochism|
|Le Journal d'une femme de chambre: Mothers and Daughters|
|Belle de jour and Female Perversion|
|A Bunuel Filmography|