Module Identifier SPM0530  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
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  

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.


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.

Reading Lists

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
Edwards G (1982) The Discreet Charm of Luis Bunuel London: Marion Boyars, London


This module is at CQFW Level 7