A better half to Spanish Cinema is a daring choice of newly commissioned essays written through most sensible foreign students that completely interrogates Spanish cinema from numerous thematic, theoretical and old perspectives.
Presents an insightful and provocative number of newly commissioned essays and unique study by means of best foreign students from a number of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical views
Offers a scientific historic, thematic, and theoretical method of Spanish cinema, targeted within the field
Combines a radical and insightful examine of a large spectrum of subject matters and matters with in-depth textual research of particular films
Explores Spanish cinema’s cultural, creative, commercial, theoretical and advertisement contexts pre- and post-1975 and the concept of a “national” cinema
Canonical administrators and stars are tested along understudied administrators, screenwriters, editors, and secondary actors
Presents unique study on photo and sound; style; non-fiction movie; associations, audiences and undefined; and family members to different media, in addition to a theoretically-driven part designed to stimulate cutting edge study
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The new technology of the moving image could be seen as a further development of a nineteenth-century technical progression through engraving, lithography, and photography towards ever more refined “realistic” representations, whether of the present or of the past. Such technological developments further abetted the nineteenth-century historical sensibility that sought to make the past live again in the present. 24 In the same year as the release of The Birth of a Nation (1915), a monumentally successful epic film that recreated the American Civil War, its director D.
According to film critic Paolo Cherchi Usai: Heroes and enemies— … they may hesitate between the duty to defend their country and the temptation to yield to the impulses of luxury—but they are slaves to what they see: the power of the eye, in Cabiria, aspires to finality. The crucial theme of the film is, in this respect, the tragedy of the senses. The most fleeting of all, the look, makes palpable what cinema cannot offer to the touch: the perception of the dimensions of the royal palace’s architecture, the movement of the armies beneath the gaze of the cinecamera-Moloch, the sway of the figures knelt before the altar of the eternal fire.
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