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Author Kercher, Dona M. (Dona Marie),
Title Latin Hitchcock : how Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella became notorious / Dona M. Kercher.
Imprint London : Wallflower Press, [2015]

Author Kercher, Dona M. (Dona Marie),
Subject Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Influence.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Almodóvar, Pedro -- Criticism and interpretation.
Iglesia, Álex de la, 1965- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Amenábar, Alejandro, 1972- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Campanella, Juan José -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion pictures, Spanish -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 384 pages)
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Summary This study explores how five major directors (Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella) modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, their works embraced the global aspirations his movies epitomize. Each section of the book begins with an extensive study, based on newspaper accounts, of the original reception of Hitchcock's movies in either Spain or Latin America and how local preferences for genre, glamour, moral issues, and humor affected their success.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Spain. First Loves, First Cuts: The Initial Response to Hitchcock's Films in Spain -- Pedro Almodóvar's Criminal Side: Plot, Humour and Cinematic Style -- Drawing on a Darker Humour, Cultural Icons and Mass Media: Álex de la Iglesia's Journey from Outer Space to the Spanish Academy -- Against Hitchcock: Alejandro Amenábar's Meteoric Career -- Part II: Latin America. Latin American Openings: The Reception History of Hitchcock's Films for Mexico City -- Guillermo del Toro's Continuing Education: Adapting Hitchcock's Moral and Visual Sensibilities to the World of Horror -- Understanding Osmosis: Hitchcock in Argentina Through the Eyes of Juan José Campanella -- Conclusion. They Became Notorious.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231850735 (electronic bk.)
0231850735 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # EB00640550 Recorded Books
OCLC # 902417067
Additional Format Print version: Kercher, Dona. Latin Hitchcock : How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015 9780231172097

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