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Studying Talk to Her

Emily Hughes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Talk to Her (2002) is a hugely rich and interesting though ambiguous film that met with both popular success and critical acclaim. The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay and has been ... More


Summary

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter summarises the study of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). Talk to Her is a film that reflects the social and historical context of Spain and demonstrates many of Almodóvar's auteur ... More


Introduction

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction establishes Marías's place in Spain's contemporary literary culture, the national and international success his work has enjoyed, and his claims to the influence of Anglophone ... More


Fact Sheet for Talk to Her

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the fact sheet and plot synopsis of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). The film starts with the meeting between Benigno and Marco at a dance performance. Benigno is a nurse ... More


Introduction

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). The film offers much, both in terms of thematic analysis and micro analysis of the sound, performance, ... More


Spanish Erotic Cinema

Santiago Fouz-Hernandez (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book covers a significant part of the history of Spanish film, from the 1920s until the present day. Starting with a study of the kiss in silent films, the volume explores homoerotic narratives ... More


The Appropriative and Carnivalesque Ventriloquism of Altar Boys from Joselito in El pequeño ruiseñor to Ignacio in La mala educación

Erin K. Hogan

in The Two cines con niño: Genre and the Child Protagonist in Over Fifty Years of Spanish Film (1955-2010)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474436113
eISBN:
9781474453622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436113.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Two examines ventriloquism within economic and sexual scenarios, noting the top-down appropriation of the child’s voice and body and the carnivalesque bottom-up resistance. This chapter ... More


Pasajes: pathways through nowhere

Ann Davies

in Daniel Calparsoro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073649
eISBN:
9781781702093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Calparsoro's second film Pasajes. For Pasajes, Calparsoro immersed himself a little more within the Spanish film industry by drawing on the support of one of the most noted ... More


Introduction

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Álex de la Iglesia represents a special phenomenon in Spanish cinema. This chapter deals with his life, presenting some significant observations about the development of his career, and, furthermore, ... More


Almodóvar as an Auteur

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Pedro Almodóvar as an auteur. Paul Julian Smith refers to Almodóvar as 'the one true auteur to emerge from the eighties' and Martin D'Lugo refers to him as 'an undisputable ... More


Mise-en-scène and Cinematography

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Pedro Almodóvar's mise-en-scène and cinematography. Almodóvar's mise-en-scène is rich with intertextual references, whether it be from high culture, through the pastiche of ... More


Gender

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates how Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002) plays with the idea of gender being a fixed attribute and sees gender instead as something flexible and fluid. Gender roles in Talk to ... More


Physicality and The Body

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the significance of male physicality in Pedro Almodóvar's films. Whilst Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002) does not celebrate or objectify the bodies of its central male ... More


Messages and Values: Rape and Moral Ambiguity

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses moral ambiguity and the representation of rape in Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). On first screening of the film, the spectator is placed in an unusual and morally ... More


Psychoanalysis

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002) using psychoanalytic film theory. Early psychoanalytic film theory invited the spectator to decode the unconscious of the film-maker, seeing ... More


Themes

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the key themes within Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). These include loneliness, communication, suicide, faith, and age. Throughout the film, different modes of ... More


Genre and Narrative

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the genre and narrative of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). The narrative of Talk to Her flits between a double- and single-stranded plot line, plays with time with ... More


Audience and Critical Response

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the audience and critical response to Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). The film can be thought to appeal to fans of Almodóvar and in this sense, whilst Hollywood often uses ... More


The World Well Dressed: The Later Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

in The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769549
eISBN:
9780804773492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769549.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

“The World Well Lost,” a seminal essay by philosopher Richard Rorty, talks about epistemological knowledge that enables the knowing subject to gain, through various knowledge schemas, a more or less ... More


Los amantes pasajeros/I’m So Excited! (2013): ‘performing’ la crisis

Maria M. Delgado

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Almodóvar’s film Los amantes pasajeros/I’m So Excited! against the backdrop of Spain’s economic crisis. Describing the shift of director Pedro Almodóvar from melodrama to ... More


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