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Daniel Calparsoro

By Ann Davies

Daniel Calparsoro
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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-8477-9650-9
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: July 2013
  • BIC Category: The arts / Film scripts & screenplays, Spain, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, Film scripts & screenplays, Film and Media
  • Series: Spanish and Latin-American Filmmakers

Description

Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has provided a crucial contribution to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude violence by those critics lamenting a 'lost golden age' of Spanish filmmaking, Calparsoro's films reveal in fact a more complex interaction with trends and traditions in both Spanish and Hollywood cinema.

This book is the first full-length study of the director's work, from his early social realist films set in the Basque Country to his later forays into the genres of the war and horror film. It offers an in-depth film-by-film analysis, while simultaneously exploring the function of the director in the contemporary Spanish context, the tension between directors and critics, and the question of national cinema in an area - the Basque Country - of heightened national and regional sensitivities.

Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
Part One
1. Introduction
2. Najwa Nimri: the interaction of director and star
Part Two
3. *Salto al vacío*: opening up the void
4. *Pasajes*: paths through nowhere
5. *A ciegas*: the blind side of terrorism
6. *Asfalto*: violence *à trois*
7. *Guerreros*: Spanish alienation in a foreign landscape
8. *Ausentes*: shining a light on horror
9. Conclusion
Filmography and synopses
Bibliography
Index

Author

Ann Davies is Lecturer in Spanish at Newcastle University

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