The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271337
Format: PDF
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Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned into a new era, one in which artists were able to more freely express themselves and tackle subjects that had been previously stifled. Today, films produced in Spain are among the most highly regarded in world cinema. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films features nearly 300 entries on the written by a host of international scholars and film critics. Beginning with movies released after Franco’s death, this volume documents four decades of films, directors, actresses and actors of Spanish cinema. Offering a comprehensive survey of films, the entries address such topics as art, culture, society and politics. Each includes comprehensive production details and provides brief suggestions for further reading. Through its examination of the films of the post-Franco period, this volume offers readers valuable insights into Spanish history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.

Demasiado Hetero Para Ser de la Movida Demasiado Queer Para Ser de la Pre Movida Qu Hace Una Chica Como T en Un Sitio Como Este Colomo 1978 Y Pepi Luci Bom Y Otras Chicas Del Mont n Almod var 1980

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Abstract : Las películas que voy a analizar en este artículo, ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este? (Fernando Colomo, 1978) y Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980), presentan varias similitudes, aunque fueron contextualizadas por la crítica de manera diferente. Estrenadas en el mismo período, por su artificialidad ambas tienen una estética reconocible como 'camp' y tienen como tema central el descubrimiento de 'La Movida' por parte de mujeres de cuarenta años víctimas de la sociedad patriarcal franquista, de la mano de jóvenes participantes del nuevo movimiento. ¿Por qué y qué es lo que hace que dos performances excesivas, que parecen sospechosamente tan familiares, sean contextualizadas de manera tan diferente? Argumentaré que la diferencia en la percepción temporal se basa en las estrategias estéticas que usa cada director al colocar a La Movida en el espacio temporal y ficcional. Los directores difieren en las emociones a las que apelan (el miedo y la alegría), en la estética (el trash, el esperpento, las fantasías que emergen en el género pornográfico y el de horror) y por último en las representaciones de género entre el camp y la identidad queer . The two films I analyse in this article, ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este? (Fernando Colomo, 1978) and Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980) present a number of similarities but have been contextualized by critics in a very different manner. They were both released around the same time, and as a result of their artificiality both share an aesthetic recognizable as 'camp' and have as central theme the discovery of the Spanish Movida by women in their forties, victims of the Francoist patriarchal society, through young men who participate in the Movement. What makes these two excessive performances, which look so suspiciously similar, to be contextualized so differently? I will argue that the difference in the temporal contextualization resides in the aesthetic strategies that each director uses when localizing the Movida in a temporal and fictional space. The directors differ in the emotions to which they appeal (fear and joy), their aesthetic (trash, grotesque, the fantasies that emerge from horror and pornographic genres) and in the representations of gender, between camp and queer identity. This produces dissociation between the films, despite their similarities.

La isla de las sorpresas Spanish Edition

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 080757614X
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A children's classic now available in Spanish. The Boxcar Children have a home with their grandfather now—but their adventures are just beginning! Their first adventure is to spend the summer camping on their own private island. The island is full of surprises, including a kind stranger with a secret.SPANISH DESCRIPTION¡Los niños del vagon de carga, ahora tienen casa con su abuelo, peró sus adventuras están comenzando! La primera aventura es de pasar el verano en su isla privada en campaña. La isla esta llena de sorpresas incluyendo a un buen hombre con un secreto. Esté juego incluye la versión de la historia en español y inglés.

Por Quien Doblan Las Campanas Spanish Edition

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198210466X
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Por quién doblan las campanas es una de las novelas más populares del Premio Nobel de Literatura Ernest Hemingway. Ambientada en la guerra civil española, la obra es una bella historia de amor y muerte que se ha convertido en un clásico de nuestro tiempo. En los tupidos bosques de pinos de una región montañosa española, un grupo de milicianos se dispone a volar un puente esencial para la ofensiva republicana. La acción cortará las comunicaciones por carretera y evitará el contraataque de los sublevados. Robert Jordan, un joven voluntario de las Brigadas Internacionales, es el dinamitero experto que ha venido a España para llevar a cabo esta misión. En las montañas descubrirá los peligros y la intensa camaradería de la guerra. Y descubrirá también a María, una joven rescatada por los milicianos de manos de las fuerzas sublevadas de Franco, de la cual se enamorará enseguida.

Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary

Author: Carol Styles Carvajal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198609779
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Up-to-date coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world, are provided in an authoritative, concise dictionary.

Spanish Grammar Drills Third Edition

Author: Rogelio Alonso Vallecillos
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260116247
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Get on the Fast Track to Mastering the Spanish Grammar System! Confident use of grammar is an essential foundation for learning Spanish. Spanish Grammar Drills will help you lay this foundation through clear explanations and rigorous practice. Your language skills will be strengthened as you become more fluent in your use of the correct tenses and verb forms. Inside you will find: •More than 200 exercises, covering all aspects of the Spanish grammar system•Numerous examples that demonstrate correct grammar usage •Review exercises to reinforce your understanding •An answer key to give you clear explanations of every concept Spanish Grammar Drills is the bestselling source of practical advance that you can use either in conjunction with a course or as a self-learning tool. You’ll become less intimidated by all aspects of grammar and, instead, more confident in your Spanish writing and speaking skills. Topics include: Reflexive verbs • Infinitives and gerunds • Possessive pronouns • Adverbs of frequency • Imperfecto versus indefinitido • Comparatives and superlatives • and more