SPANISH 421 - Cinema From Spain
Section: 201
Term: SU 2012
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This course counts as an elective toward the Spanish concentration or academic minor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or 2 RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between Spanish 279 and 399.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

  • (Students enrolling in this course should be aware that Almodóvar's films may be offensive to some due to their strong language, depiction of violence, sexual content, and nudity.)
  • Films will be available on reserve at the LRC and Askwith Library

    Este curso se enfoca en la obra del genial y controvertido director de cine Pedro Almovódar, con un énfasis especial en sus películas, sus guiones, y sus otros textos literarios y ensayísticos. A través de ellos se explorará su insistencia por dramatizar y llevar al extremo la reflexión histórica y política que su obra propone; la referencias constantes a la transición, democracia, las expresiones camp o las melodramáticas con el fin de entender la "estética Almodóvar" y la "Almodóvar-manía" que sus últimas películas han creado. Los estudiantes escribirán breves ensayos sobre los temas discutidos en clase, y harán una presentación oral. La clase y la discusión se llevará a cabo en español.

    Películas:

    • Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)
    • Laberinto de pasiones (1982)
    • Entre tinieblas (1983)
    • ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?!! (1984)
    • Matador (1986)
    • La ley del deseo (1987)
    • Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
    • Átame (1989)
    • Tacones lejanos (1991)
    • La flor de mi secreto (1995)
    • Carne trémula (1997)
    • Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
    • Hable con ella (2002)
    • La mala educación (2004)
    • Volver (2006)

  • SPANISH 421 - Cinema From Spain
    Schedule Listing
    201 (REC)
    P
    73439
    Open
    5
     
    -
    MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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    Note:
    Required textbook (also available on library reserve): Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz. _Pedro Almodovar_. London: BFI, British Film Institute, World Director Series, 2008.  
     
    There will be a number of essays and articles available on Ctools (Smith, D'Lugo, Allinson, Epps, Yarza, etc.) for discussion and class assignments.
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