By Rob Stone, Julian Daniel Gutierrez?Albilla(auth.)
A better half to Luis Bunuel provides a suite of severe readings through a few of the top-rated movie students that examines and reassesses myriad points of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Bunuel’s existence, works, and cinematic themes.
- A number of serious readings that research and think again the debatable filmmaker’s lifestyles, works, and cinematic themes
- Features readings from numerous of the main highly-regarded specialists at the cinema of Bunuel
- Includes a multidisciplinary diversity of techniques from specialists in movie experiences, Hispanic reviews, Surrealism, and theoretical ideas reminiscent of these of Gilles Deleuze
- Presents a formerly unpublished interview with Luis Bunuel’s son, Juan Luis Bunuel
Chapter none creation (pages 1–58): Rob Stone and Julian Daniel Gutierrez?Albilla
Chapter 1 Interview With Juan Luis Bunuel (pages 61–78): Rob Stone
Chapter 2 Luis Bunuel and the Politics of Self?Presentation (pages 79–97): Julie Jones
Chapter three Bunuel, grasp Pyrotechnician (pages 98–115): man H. wooden and Javier Herrera Navarro
Chapter four Bunuel's Critique of Nationalism (pages 116–137): Mieke Bal
Chapter five Surreal Souls (pages 141–155): Sarah Cooper
Chapter 6 Fixed?Explosive (pages 156–171): Ramona Fotiade
Chapter 7 L'Age d'or (pages 172–187): Agustin Sanchez Vidal
Chapter eight Bunuel Entomographer (pages 188–201): Tom Conley
Chapter nine The Complicit Eye (pages 203–225): Erica Segre
Chapter 10 misplaced, Out of Synch (pages 226–239): Tom Whittaker
Chapter eleven Susana (pages 240–254): Maria Pilar Rodriguez
Chapter 12 younger Outlaws and Marginal Lives in Latin American Cinema (pages 255–275): Ana Morana
Chapter thirteen The artistic means of Robinson Crusoe (pages 277–301): Amparo Martinez Herranz
Chapter 14 The Cinematic hard work of have an effect on (pages 302–323): Geoffrey Kantaris
Chapter 15 Stars within the barren region (pages 324–339): Sarah Leahy
Chapter sixteen Transitional Triptych (pages 340–361): Ernesto R. Acevedo?Munoz
Chapter 17 Bunuel is going Medieval (pages 362–377): Sherry Velasco
Chapter 18 The Galdos Intertext in Viridiana (pages 379–398): Sally Faulkner
Chapter 19 Spectral Cinema (pages 399–413): Kate Griffiths
Chapter 20 among God and the computer (pages 414–430): Libby Saxton
Chapter 21 the line and the Room (pages 431–453): Marsha Kinder
Chapter 22 On a highway to Nowhere (pages 455–478): Sheldon Penn
Chapter 23 The Intertextual Presence of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Belle de jour (pages 479–493): Arnaud Duprat de Montero
Chapter 24 Splitting Doubles (pages 494–508): Peter William Evans
Chapter 25 Bunuel and ancient cause (pages 509–517): Cristina Moreiras?Menor
Chapter 26 via a Fractal Lens (pages 518–534): Wendy Everett
Chapter 27 Mutilation, Misogyny, and homicide (pages 535–553): Paul Begin
Chapter 28 Inside/Outside (pages 554–571): Jimmy Hay
Chapter 29 Surrealist Legacies (pages 572–589): Felicity Gee
Chapter 30 Luis Bunuel's Angel and Maya Deren's Meshes (pages 590–607): Susan McCabe
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