World Film Locations: Barcelona

Edited by Helio San Miguel and Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano

Edited by Helio San Miguel and Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2013
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781783200252 Published October 2013
Barcelona is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A permanent showcase of the work of acclaimed architect Antoni Gaudí, it also has a long and rich cinematic legacy. Great directors from all over the world—among them Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, and Michelangelo Antonioni—have set their films there. World Film Locations: Barcelona is the first book of its kind to explore the rich cinematic history of this seductive Catalonian city.
The illuminating essays collected here cover essential themes of the city’s cinematic history, including the origins of cinema in Barcelona; the role of Ciutat Vella (old quarter) as a film set; the influential Barcelona School of the 1960s; the film presence of Gaudí and his work; changing attitudes and urban renewal before and after the 1992 Olympics; and the emergence of a new generation of female filmmakers that have made Barcelona the center of their cinematic explorations. This book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone enchanted by the beauty of Barcelona, whether in person on the big screen.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 

Barcelona: City of the Imagination

            Helio San Miguel and Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano

Barcelona at the Dawn of Silent Cinema

Joan M. Minguet Batllori

Maps of Scenes 1-8: 1908-1963

In the Beginning There Were the Taverns: From Barcelona’s Old Town to the New Cinema

            Javier Rioyo

Map of Scenes 9-16: 1963-1978

The Barcelona School: A Mirror of Two Cities

            Esteve Riambau

Map of Scenes 17-24: 1978-1995

Love Letters to Barcelona: Antoni Gaudí in Film

Javier H. Estrada

Map of Scenes 25-32: 1996-2003

The Olympic Effect: Barcelona through the Eyes of the American Beholder

            John D. Sanderson

Map of Scenes 33-39: 2003-2008

Contemporary Barcelona through the Female Eye

            María Camí-Vela

Map of Scenes 40-46: 2009-2011

 

Resources

Contributor Bios

Filmography

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