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Popular Spanish Film under Franco Comedy and the Weakening of the State

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ISBN-10: 1403941173

ISBN-13: 9781403941176

Edition: 2006

Authors: Steven Marsh

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This book constitutes the first in-depth cultural analysis of a period generally held to be the golden age of film production in Spain. Its focus on the work of five directors between 1942 and 1964 seeks to dispel the myth that movie making of early Francoism consisted exclusively of propaganda exercises. Using Gramscian hegemony theory, the volume offers an original perspective on the comic possibilities of subverting State populism and maps a filmmaking tradition that persists, in the figure of Pedro Almodóvar, to the present day.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 5.70" wide x 8.72" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Figures
Comedy and the Weakening of the State
Tactics and Thresholds in Edgar Neville's Life on a Thread (1945)
Metropolitan Masquerades: The Destabilization of Madrid in the Neville Trilogy
Populism, the National-Popular and the Politics of Luis Garcia Berlanga: Welcome Mister Marshall! (1952)
Humor and Hegemony: Berlanga, the State and the Family in Placido (1961) and The Executioner (1963)
'Making Do' or the Cultural Logic of the Ersatz Economy in the Spanish Films of Marco Ferreri
The Pueblo Travestied in Fernando Fernan Gomez's The Strange Journey (1964)
Conclusion: Gila's Telephone