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Title: Distorted realities : contemporary Spanish fantastic film
Author: Rowan-Legg, Shelagh
ISNI:       0000 0004 5366 3780
Awarding Body: King's College London (University of London)
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2014
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Over the past 20 years, Spanish cinema has embraced the fantastic genres in filmmaking. Films such as El día de la bestia/The Day of the Beast (Álex de la Iglesia, 1995), Los otros/The Others (Alejandro Amenábar, 2001), El laberinto del fauno/Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) and Los cronocrímenes/Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalondo, 2007) have expressed the cultural outlook of the new generation of Spanish filmmakers, and have gained popularity as productions aimed at national and international audiences. While scholarly articles and essays have been written on some of these films and filmmakers, there has yet to be a comprehensive study of this current cycle. This is the first English-language scholarly study of contemporary Spanish fantastic film, addressing its origin, its manifestations, and how these manifestations are representative of the 21st century Spanish cinema identity. The variety of films, in genre, approach and content, makes this period unique in Spanish film history. Considering Spanish fantastic film’s continuing (and arguably increasing) popularity, both with filmmakers and audiences, my original contribution to this area is to investigate this period in both Spanish and genre film history and studies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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