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Daniel Calparsoro
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Daniel Calparsoro

Ann Davies

Abstract

Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has contributed to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude violence by those critics lamenting a ‘lost golden age’ of Spanish filmmaking, Calparsoro's films reveal in fact a more complex interaction with trends and traditions in both Spanish and Hollywood cinema. This book is a full-length study of the director's work, from his early social realist films set in the Basque Country to his later forays into the genres of the war and horror film. It offers an ... More

Keywords: Daniel Calparsoro, director, Basque, violence, Spanish filmmaking, Hollywood cinema, social realist films, war film, horror film, national cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073649
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Davies, author