Chapter 1. Silent Cinema and its Pioneers (1906–1930)

  1. Tatjana Pavlović associate professor1,
  2. Inmaculada Alvarez PhD visiting assistant professor2,
  3. Rosana Blanco-Cano PhD assistant professor3,
  4. Anitra Grisales MA freelance editor translator reporter independent radio producer4,
  5. Alejandra Osorio professor5 and
  6. Alejandra Sánchez PhD1

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304794.ch1

100 Years of Spanish Cinema

100 Years of Spanish Cinema

How to Cite

Pavlović, T., Alvarez, I., Blanco-Cano, R., Grisales, A., Osorio, A. and Sánchez, A. (2008) Silent Cinema and its Pioneers (1906–1930), in 100 Years of Spanish Cinema, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304794.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  2. 2

    Clark University, USA

  3. 3

    Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  4. 4

    Duke University Press, Oakland, CA, USA

  5. 5

    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184205

Online ISBN: 9781444304794

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Keywords:

  • silent cinema and its pioneers (1906–1930);
  • Ángel García Cardona's El ciego de aldea (1906);
  • Ángel García Cardona and Antonio Cuesta;
  • Ricardo Baños and Albert Marro's Don Pedro el Cruel (1911);
  • Fructuós Gelabert's Amor que mata (1909);
  • three films - part of “the preliminary industrial and expressive framework for Spain's budding cinema”;
  • Directors (Life and Works) - Ángel García Cardona and Antonio Cuesta13;
  • Ricardo Baños;
  • Florián Rey's La aldea maldita (1930);
  • Florián Rey (Antonio Martínez de Castillo);
  • Fructuós Gelabert - made the first Spanish fiction film, Riña en un café, 1897

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical and Political Overview of the Period

  • Context11

  • Film Scenes: Close Readings

  • Directors (Life and Works)

  • Critical Commentary