A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar

A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar

Editor(s): Marvin D'Lugo, Kathleen M. Vernon

Published Online: 21 FEB 2013

Print ISBN: 9781405195829

Online ISBN: 9781118325360

DOI: 10.1002/9781118325360

About this Book

Edited by leading authorities on the subject, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this detailed appraisal of Pedro Almodóvar's unique cinematic art examines the themes, style, and aesthetics of his oeuvre and locates it in the context of the profound cultural transformations in Spain since the 1970s.

  • Brings together a stellar cast of contributors from across the globe  including recognized and established specialists as well as talented younger scholars
  • Features contributions by Spanish film historians, where studies of Almodóvar's work have been underrepresented in the academic literature
  • Deploys new approaches to the analysis of film authorship by exploring contextual issues such as Almodóvar's transnational appeal and the political dimensions of his works
  • Traces the director's fruitful collaborations in the areas of art and design, fashion and music

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter none

      Introduction (pages 1–17)

      Marvin D'Lugo and Kathleen M. Vernon

  1. Part I: Bio-Filmography

  2. Part II: Spanish Contexts

  3. Part III: At the Limits of Gender

  4. Part IV: Re-readings

  5. Part V: Global Almodóvar

  6. Part VI: Art and Commerce

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