Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2012

336 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719075896

Bookseller Code (06)


Alejandro Amenábar

Barry Jordan

Published by Manchester University Press

Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers MUP

  • Full and comprehensive account of the life, filmmaking career and films of Alejandro Amenábar and his co-writer/director Mateo Gil
  • First study to be written in English, with close analysis of shorts and exhaustive examination of main feature films
  • Detailed treatment of Amenabar's encounter with Hollywood, including Nicole Kidman in The Others and an appreciation of Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001), the American remake of Amenábar's 'Abre los ojos' (1997)
  • A critical re-appraisal of Amenábar's auteur status (as devolved, distributed, de-centred) in light of his working practices, professional standing nationally and internationally and his comments on spectatorship and audiences
  • Significant focus on Amenábar's treatment of film narrative, staging (mise-en-scène) and film style

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