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The war that won't die: The Spanish Civil War in cinema

David Archibald


This book charts the changing nature of cinematic depictions of the Spanish Civil War. In 1936, a significant number of artists, filmmakers and writers – from George Orwell and Pablo Picasso to Joris Ivens and Joan Miró – rallied to support the country's democratically elected Republican government. The arts have played an important role in shaping popular understandings of the Spanish Civil War, and the book examines the specific role cinema has played in this process. Its focus is on fictional feature films produced within Spain and beyond its borders between the 1940s and the early years of ... More

Keywords: Spanish Civil War, George Orwell, Pablo Picasso, Joris Ivens, Joan Miró, cinema, Franco

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078088
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Archibald, author