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By Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea

In darkish Laughter, Juan F. Egea presents a impressive in-depth research of the darkish comedy movie style in Spain, in addition to a provocative serious engagement with the belief of nationwide cinema, the visible size of cultural specificity, and the ethics of darkish humor.

Egea starts his research with basic Franco's dictatorship within the 1960s—a regime that opened the rustic to new financial forces whereas keeping its repressive nature—exploring key works by way of Luis García Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, and Luis Buñuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st motion pictures of Pedro Almodóvar within the early Eighties throughout the Spanish political transition to democracy earlier than interpreting Alex de los angeles Iglesia and the hot darkish comedies of the Nineteen Nineties. examining this more youthful new release of filmmakers, Egea lines darkish comedy to Spain's monitors of ultramodernity corresponding to the common Exposition in Seville and the Barcelona Olympic Games.

At its middle, darkish Laughter is a considerable inquiry into the epistemology of comedy, the intricacies of visible modernity, and the connection among cinema and a much wider framework of representational practices.

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