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Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro AlmodovarIn the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar 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 Al…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro AlmodovarIn the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar 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 Al…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar … winner of a BAFTA for Best Director, 2000All About My Mother … Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, 2000The huge international success of his latest feature, All About My Mother, has finally granted Pedro Almodovar the recognition he deserves, as the most artistically ambitious and commercially consistent film-maker in Europe.Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his films range from the screwball comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown a…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar by Paul Julian Smith (2000-10-28)Pedro Almodovar … winner of a BAFTA for Best Director, 2000All About My Mother … Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, 2000The huge international success of his latest feature, All About My Mother, has finally granted Pedro Almodovar the recognition he deserves, as the most artistically ambitious and commercially consistent film-maker in Europe.Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his films range from the screwball comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown a…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar by Paul Julian Smith (2014-08-12)Pedro Almodovar … winner of a BAFTA for Best Director, 2000All About My Mother … Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, 2000The huge international success of his latest feature, All About My Mother, has finally granted Pedro Almodovar the recognition he deserves, as the most artistically ambitious and commercially consistent film-maker in Europe.Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his films range from the screwball comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown a…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar by Paul Julian Smith (2000-10-28)Pedro Almodovar … winner of a BAFTA for Best Director, 2000All About My Mother … Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, 2000The huge international success of his latest feature, All About My Mother, has finally granted Pedro Almodovar the recognition he deserves, as the most artistically ambitious and commercially consistent film-maker in Europe.Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his films range from the screwball comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown a…

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodo?var (Critical Studies in Latin American and Iberian Cultures)This text examines the work of Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish director whose nine features to date include the comedy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), the S & M melodrama, Tie me up! Tie me down! (1990) and the family romance, High Heels (1991). This study argues not only that Almodovar is a highly skilled manipulator of cinematic form, but also that his films raise important questions—of gender, nationality and sexuality—which demand a serious response from their audience. D…