Desire Unlimited

The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Product Number: EB00177052
Released: Aug 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781682227
Publisher: Verso
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In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro AlmodOvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award-winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In. Though they are ambitious and varied in style, each is a distinctive innovation on the themes that have defined his work. Desire Unlimited is the classic film-by-film assessment of AlmodOvar's oeuvre, now updated to include his most recent work. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument that beneath AlmodOvar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness.

Author(s): Paul Julian Smith
Original Publish Date: Aug 12, 2014

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