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The Films of Elías Querejeta

A Producer of Landscapes

The Films of Elías Querejeta is the first book in English to explore the films of Spain’s most celebrated producer, Elías Querejeta. Tom Whittaker highlights Querejeta’s recurring emphasis on landscape, arguing that it can be understood as a site of political struggle against Francoism and Spain’s embrace of neoliberal capitalism. In bringing together both the importance of cinematic and spatial production, Whittaker’s study makes an original contribution not only to film studies but also to Spanish cultural studies and cultural geography.


240 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011

Iberian and Latin American Studies

Film Studies


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Reviews

“This is a profound and engaging study of a complex and fascinating subject, rich with radical, informed analysis of Spanish history, landscape, and cinema. Whittaker’s auteurist approach to Elías Querejeta, one of Spain’s most illustrious producers, is original and provocative—as is his focus on space in key Spanish films.”

Rob Stone, Swansea University

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Producing Resistance: Elías Querejeta’s Political Landscapes
Chapter 1: Geographies of Anxiety
Chapter 2: Spaces of Violence
Chapter 3: Infinite Landscapes
Chapter 4: Rediscovering Roots: Ecology, Land and Region
Chapter 5: No-Man’s-Land: Transitional Space and Time
Chapter 6: Global Spaces
Conclusion

Notes
Filmography
Works Cited
Index

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