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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


Drawing on a Darker Humour, Cultural Icons and Mass Media: Álex de la lglesia’s Journey from Outer Space to the Spanish Academy

Dona M. Kercher

in Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the films of Álex de la Iglesia, as they are inspired by Hitchcock's oeuvre. De la Iglesia has not been able to make the leap yet to Hollywood, but his characteristic genre ... More


Perdita Durango (1997): the body, sex and Mexico

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/9780719071362.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Perdita Durango, by Álex de la Iglesia, was an international co-production with Spanish and Mexican finance. The qualities of its protagonists are at odds with the principles of comedy, which ... More


800 balas (2002): undoing the ignominy of boyhood

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/9780719071362.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with Álex de la Iglesia's film 800 Balas, which was supposedly inspired by the stories of the stuntmen still working on the old western sets in Almería. De la Iglesia tells the ... More


Pentecostal Origins in the Borderlands

Daniel Ramírez

in Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624068
eISBN:
9781469624082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624068.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mexicans and Mexican Americans eagerly joined the Azusa Street Revival and soon thereafter carried a heterodox (non-Trinitarian) variant of Pentecostalism to border zones and agricultural valleys ... More


Sonorous Flesh: The Visual and Aural Erotics of Skin in Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Films

Tom Whittaker

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is a study of the erotic content of Eloy de la Iglesia’s quinqui films. Informed by senses-receptor-based film theories, the author reflects on the importance of the visual erotics of ... More


Middlebrow Erotic: Didactic Cinema in the Transition to Democracy

Sally Faulkner

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores what the author calls ‘the middlebrow erotic’ in Spanish cinema. It argues that after the abolition of censorship in 1977, eroticism in Spanish film ‘extended beyond subject ... More


Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Dona Kercher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modelled their early careers on Hitchcock and his ... More


Boys Interrupted: Sex between Men in Post-Franco Spanish Cinema

Santiago Fouz-Hernández

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates why so many erotic scenes involving sex between men in contemporary Spanish cinema are often interrupted. While these interruptions are perhaps to be expected in erotic – as ... 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


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