By Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea

ISBN-10: 0299295443

ISBN-13: 9780299295448

In darkish Laughter, Juan F. Egea offers a extraordinary in-depth research of the darkish comedy movie style in Spain, in addition to a provocative serious engagement with the assumption of nationwide cinema, the visible size of cultural specificity, and the ethics of darkish humor.

Egea starts his research with basic Franco's dictatorship within the 1960s—a regime that opened the rustic to new fiscal forces whereas protecting its repressive nature—exploring key works by means of Luis García Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, and Luis Buñuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st movies of Pedro Almodóvar within the early Eighties through the Spanish political transition to democracy prior to interpreting Alex de los angeles Iglesia and the recent darkish comedies of the Nineties. studying this more youthful iteration of filmmakers, Egea lines darkish comedy to Spain's screens of ultramodernity equivalent to the common Exposition in Seville and the Barcelona Olympic Games.

At its center, darkish Laughter is a considerable inquiry into the epistemology of comedy, the intricacies of visible modernity, and the connection among cinema and a much broader framework of representational practices.

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