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Latin Hitchcock: How Almodovar, Amenabar, de La Iglesia, del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious Dona Kercher

Latin Hitchcock: How Almodovar, Amenabar, de La Iglesia, del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Dona Kercher

Published February 17th 2015
ISBN : 9780231172097
Paperback
240 pages
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 About the Book 

This study explores how five major directors -- Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan Jose Campanella -- modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, theirMoreThis study explores how five major directors -- Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan Jose 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 Hitchcocks movies in either Spain or Latin America and how local preferences for genre, glamour, moral issues, and humor affected their success. The text brings a new approach to world film history, showcasing both the commercial and artistic importance of Hitchcock in Spain and Latin America.