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The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia$
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Peter Buse, Nuria Triana-Toribio, and Andrew Willis

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719071362

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.001.0001

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(p.177) Conclusion
The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Peter Buse

Núria Triana Toribio

Andy Willis

Manchester University Press

This chapter provides a synoptic view on the contributions of Álex de la Inglesia, a unique filmmaker. Jordi Sánchez Navarro, in Freaks en acción notes that de la Iglesia's films address an audience fluent in television, superhero comics, the costumbrista humour of Bruguera's comic strips, the sense of adventure of Tintin, the cinema of genres, Hitchcock and Star Wars. De la Iglesia's two projects immediately after Crimen Ferpecto – the television movie La habitación del niño and the feature-length Oxford Crimes – appear to illustrate the bifurcation in the director's work. Oxford Crimes is a literary adaptation based on the novel The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez, and is to be filmed in English with a British cast. It is a thriller, and is therefore firmly rooted in a popular genre.

Keywords:   Crimen Ferpecto, superhero comics, Hitchcock, Star Wars, television movie, Oxford Crimes

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