Module Identifier SPM0530  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Gwynne Edwards  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Rob Stone  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours  

Aims of the module

This module examines representative works by four outstanding film-directors. The forty-year period covered allows for an
examination of the evolution of Spanish cinema during the Franco dictatorship and the subsequent transition to democracy.

Luis Bunuel, Los olvidados; Carlos Saura, La prima Angelica; Victor Erice, El sur; Pedro Almodovar, Tacones lejanos,

Tutors: Professor Gwynne Edwards and Mr Rob Stone.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students will have an understanding of the work of four Spanish film directors covering the years 1930-1990, and of the similarities and differences between them both in terms of their preoccupations and their cinematic technique.

Reading Lists

Edwards G. (1982) The Discreet Charm of Luis Bunuel. London: Marion Boyars, London
Edwards G. (1995) Indecent Exposures: Bunuel, Saura, Erice @ Almodovar. London: Marion Boyars,
Higginbotham V. (1988) Spanish Film under Franco, Austin:. University of Texas
Hopewell J. (1986) Out of the Past: Spanish Cinema after Franco. London, British Film Institute,
Hidalgo M. (1981) Carlos Saura.
Kinder M. (1993) Blood Cinema. Los Angeles: University of California