By Brad Epps,Despina Kakoudaki
All approximately Almodóvar offers new views at the filmmaker’s creative imaginative and prescient and cinematic preoccupations, affects, and methods. via overviews of his oeuvre and in-depth analyses of particular movies, the essays the following discover a various diversity of matters: Almodóvar’s nuanced use of tv and tune in his motion pictures; his reworkings of conventional movie genres reminiscent of comedy, horror, and picture noir; his penchant for melodrama and its dating to depression, violence, and accident; his complicated wondering of sexual and nationwide identities; and his more and more subtle inquiries into visuality and its limits.
Closing with Almodóvar’s personal diary account of the making of Volver and that includes never-before-seen pictures from El Deseo construction studio, All approximately Almodóvar both displays and illuminates its subject’s unbelievable eclecticism.
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