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The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia
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The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Peter Buse, Nuria Triana-Toribio, and Andrew Willis

Abstract

Álex de la Iglesia, initially championed by Pedro Almodóvar, and at one time the enfant terrible of Spanish film, still makes film critics nervous. The director of some of the most important films of the Post-Franco era – Acción mutante, El día de la bestia, Muertos de risa – de la Iglesia receives here a full-length study of his work. Breaking away from the pious tradition of acclaiming art-house auteurs, the book tackles a new sort of beast: the popular auteur, who brings the provocation of the avant-garde to popular genres such as horror and comedy. It brings together Anglo-American film t ... More

Keywords: Spanish film, director, Acción mutante, Muertos de risa, popular auteur, avant-garde, horror, comedy, esperpento, sainete costumbrista

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719071362
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Buse, author

Nuria Triana-Toribio, author

Andrew Willis, author