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By Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea

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

Egea starts his research with normal Franco's dictatorship within the 1960s—a regime that opened the rustic to new monetary forces whereas retaining its repressive nature—exploring key works through Luis García Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, and Luis Buñuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st movies of Pedro Almodóvar within the early Nineteen Eighties through the Spanish political transition to democracy prior to interpreting Alex de l. a. Iglesia and the recent darkish comedies of the Nineties. reading this more youthful iteration 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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