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A Spanish Labyrinth: Films of Pedro Almodóvar, The

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Almodóvar is Spain’s most successful and controversial director, representing a unique blend of art-house auteur and popular film-maker. His films, with their mix of Hollywood and European styles and of popular melodrama and comedy, have been attracting growing international audiences since the success of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. A Spanish Labyrinth is a ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 18th 2001 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2001)
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Feb 19, 2013 Danny rated it really liked it
The most satisfying film books concerning a limited amount of works in my experience tend to be ones that have a clear division between each film and deals with the different aspects of it individually. This book, on the other hand, takes more of an auteur approach and completely mixes all Almodovar's works (up until Todo Sobre Mi Madre), creating cohesive chapters about themes and topics instead. It actually works well.

I don't like it as a book to look up a critic's analysis of a particular fi
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