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Gay Directors, Gay Films?Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters$
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Emanuel Levy

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231152761

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.001.0001

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Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

Spain’s Enfant Terrible

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Pedro Almodóvar
Source:
Gay Directors, Gay Films?
Author(s):

Emanuel Levy

Pedro Almodóvar

Terence Davies

Todd Haynes

Gus Van Sant

John Waters

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0001

Ch. 1 describes the career of Almodovar, Europe’s most Influential director, in terms of four phases, from flamboyant bad boy to director of mature melodramas to the maker of four consecutive masterpieces, to director eccentric and disturbing noir films.

Keywords:   Madrid, Movida, Indigenous Spanish Culture, Transvestite, Transgender, Taboo-breaking, Carmen Maura, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Woman Director, Masterpieces, Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Award, Goya Award, Graphic Sex, Sexual Pleasure, Visual Style

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