Pedro Almodóvar:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library












Books
Journal Articles

Articles and Books on Individual films
Movies by Director videography for works of Almodoóvar in MRC

Books

Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto R.
Pedro Almodóvar London : British Film Institute, 2007.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 A55 2007

All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema
Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
Full text available online (UCB users only)\
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A46 A24 2009
Contents: Introduction. Approaching Almodóvar: thirty years of reinvention / Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki -- Forms and figures. Almodóvar on television: industry and thematics / Paul Julian Smith -- Queer sound: musical otherness in three films by Pedro Almodóvar/ Kathleen M. Vernon -- Performing identities in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar/ Isolina Ballesteros -- Acts of violence in Almodóvar/ Peter William Evans -- Heart of farce: Almodóvar's comic complexities / Andy Medhurst -- Melodrama and its discontents. Mimesis and diegesis: Almodóvarand the limits of melodrama / Mark Allinson -- Melancholy melodrama: Almodóvargrief and lost homosexual attachments / Linda Williams -- Intimate strangers: melodrama and coincidence in Talk to her / Despina Kakoudaki -- The limits of representation. Almodóvar's girls / Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit -- All about the brothers: retroseriality in Almodóvar's cinema / Marsha Kinder -- Blind shots and backward glances: reviewing Matador and Labyrinth of passion / Brad Epps -- Missing a beat: syncopated rhythms and subterranean subjects in the spectral economy of Volver / Steven Marsh -- Postnostalgia in Bad education: written on the body of Sara Montiel / Marvin D'Lugo -- The auteur in context. Inside Almodóvar/ Ignacio Oliva -- Pepi, Patty, and beyond: cinema and literature in Almodóvar/ Francisco A. Zurián -- Bad education: fictional autobiography and meta-film noir / Víctor Fuentes -- Coda. Volver: a filmmaker's diary / Pedro Almodóvar.

Allinson, Mark.
A Spanish labyrinth: the films of Pedro Almodóvar London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 A55 2001
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Almodóvar: el cine como pasión : actas del Congreso Internacional "Pedro Almodóvar" : Cuenca, 26 a Congreso Internacional "Pedro Almodóvar" (2003 : Cuenca, Spain) Cuenca : Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A46 C66 2003

Almodóvar, Pedro.
Almodoóvar on Almodóvar / edited by Frederic Strauss; translated by Yves Baigneres. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, c1996.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 A313 1996
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Almodóvar, Pedro.
Conversations avec Pedro Almodóvar/ Frédéric Strauss. [Paris] : Cahiers du Cinéma, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PQ1998.3.A46 A3 2004

Almodóvar, Pedro.
Pedro Almodoóvar : interviews / Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 A5 2004

Alvarez, José Luis and Silviya Svejenova
"Symbiotic careers in movie making : Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar." In: Career creativity : explorations in the remaking of work / edited by Maury A. Peiperl, Michael B. Arthur, and N. Anand. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Bus & Econ HF5549.5.C35.C358 2002

Arroyo, Jose
"Pedro Almodóvar." In: The Oxford guide to film studies / edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson; consultant editors, Richard Dyer, E. Ann Kaplan, Paul Willemen. pp: 491-4. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
UCB Main PN1995.O93 1998

Arroyo, Jose
"Pedro Almodóvar." In: World cinema : critical approaches / edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Main Stack PN1995.W6453 2000

Bouza Vidal, Nuria.
El Cine de Pedro Almodóvar / Nuira Vidal. 2a ed. en Destinolibro. Barcelona: Ediciones Destino, 1990. Series title: Coleccion Destinolibro; v. 285.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 B6 1990

D'Lugo, Marvin.
"Almodoóvar's City of Desire." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Dec1991, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p47-65, 19p
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D'Lugo, Marvin.
"Almodoóvar's City of Desire." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.
Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 125-44. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

D'Lugo, Marvin.
Pedro Almodoóvar / Marvin D'Lugo. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A46 D58 2006

Edwards, Gwynne.
Almodóvar: labyrinths of passion London: Peter Owen, 2001.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 E37 2001

Edwards, Gwynne.
Indecent Exposures: Bunuel, Saura, Erice & Almodóvar / Gwynne Edwards. London; New York: M. Boyars, 1995.
UCB Main PN1993.5.S7 E39 1

Egginton, W.
"The world well dressed: the later cinema of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Egginton, William. The theater of truth. Stanford University Press, 2010 The theater of truth : the ideology of (neo)baroque aesthetics / William Egginton. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PQ6066 .E39 2010

Ellis, Robert Richmond.
"Pedro Almodoóvar: the drag of writing one's life." In: The Hispanic homograph : gay self-representation in contemporary Spanish autobiography / Robert Richmond Ellis. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997.
Main Stack PQ6073.H65.E55 1997
Moffitt PQ6073.H65.E55 1997

Epps, Brad.
"Figuring Hysteria: Disorder and Desire in Three Films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 99-124.. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Evans, Jo
"Almodóvar's 'Others': Spanish Women Film-Makers, Masquerade, and Maternity." In: A companion to Spanish women's studies / edited by Xon de Ros, Geraldine Hazbun. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Tamesis, 2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX562.A1 C65 2011

Folle, Folle, Folle Pedro!: il Cinema di Pedro Almodóvar / a cura di Sergio Naitza e Valeria Patane. Cagliari: Tredicilune, 1992.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 F65 1992

Fuentes, Victor.
"Almodoóvar's Postmodern Cinema: A Work in Progress." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 155-70. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Garcia de Leon, Maria Antonia.
Pedro Almodóvar, la Otra Espana Cani: Sociologia y Critica Cinematograficas / Maria Antonia Garcia de Leon, Teresa Maldonado. 2a ed. [Ciudad Real]: Diputacion de Ciudad Real, Area de Cultura, 1989.
UCB Grad Svcs PN1998.3.A46 G371 1989

Goodridge, Mike.
"Pedro Almodóvar." In: Directing Boston : Focal Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1998.A2.G66 2002

Holguín, Antonio.
Pedro Almodóvar / Antonio Holguín. Madrid : Cátedra, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A46 H66 2006

Jackson, Earl, Jr.
"Coming in Handy: The J/O Spectacle and the Gay Male Subject in Almodóvar." In: Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism / edited by Paula Bennett, Vernon. pp: 251-75. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Main Stack HQ447.S73 1995

Jackson, Earl, Jr.
"The postpornographic apparatus in the films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Strategies of deviance : studies in gay male representation / Earl Jackson, Jr. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1995. Theories of representation and difference.
Electronic location: http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?id=659
Main Stack HQ76.J3 1995

Knights, Vanessa
"Queer pleasures : the bolero, camp, and Almodóvar." In: Changing tunes : the use of pre-existing music in film / edited by Phil Powrie, Robynn Stilwell. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.
Music ML2075.C46 2006

Mandrell, James.
"Sense and Sensibility: Or, Latent Heterosexuality and Labyrinth of Passions." ries title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43. In Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 41-57. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Morris, Barbara.
"Almodoóvar's Laws of Subjectivity and Desire." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 87-97. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Navajas, Gonzalo
"Intertextuality and the Reappropriation of History in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Film." In: Intertextual pursuits: literary mediations in modern Spanish narrative / edited by Jeanne P. Brownlow and John W. Kronik. Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c1998.
UCB Main PQ6144.I58 1998

Obadia, Paul.
Pedro Almodóvar, l'iconoclaste : Pepi, Kika, Victor, Manuela et les autres Paris : Cerf ; Conde-sur-Noireau : Corlet, 2002.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 O333 2002

Otras Miradas
Produccion de COM4HD con colaboracion de TVE; direccion y presentacion, Fernando Mendez-Leite. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1997. 1 videocassette (58 min): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 5094 [videorecording]

Pedro Almodóvar
Gastherausgeber, Hermann Kappelhoff und Daniel Illger. Munchen : Edition Text + Kritik, [2008]
MAIN: PN1993.5.S7 P368 2008

Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvars / edited by Kathleen M. Vernon and Barbara Morris. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the study of popular culture no. 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Rolph, Wendy.
"Afterword: From Rough Trade to Free Trade: Toward a Contextual Analysis of Audience Response to the Films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 171-77. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
MOFF: PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Smith, Paul Julian.
Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar / Paul Julian Smith. London; New York: Verso, 1994. Series title: Critical studies in Latin American and Iberian cultures.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 S65 1994
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 S65 1994
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Smith, Paul Julian.
Garcia Lorca/Almodóvar: Gender, Nationality, and the Limits of the Visible: Inaugural Lecture delivered 28 January 1933 / Paul Julian Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c1995.
UCB Main PQ6613.A763 C4938 1995

Smith, Paul Julian.
Laws of desire: questions of homosexuality in Spanish writing and film, 1960-1990. / Paul Julian Smith. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Main Stack PQ6073.H65.S45 1992
Moffitt PQ6073.H65.S45 1992

Smith, Paul Julian.
Pornography, Masculinity, Homosexuality: Almodoóvar's Matador and La ley del Deseo. Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation./ Marsha Kinder, editor. pp: 178-95. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1997.
Main Stack PN1993.5.S7.R35 1997

Sotinel, Thomas.
Pedro Almodoóvar/ Thomas Sotinel. Paris : Cahiers du cinéma; Paris : Monde, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A46 S68 2007

Strauss, Frederic.
Conversations avec Pedro Almodóvar Paris: Cahiers du cinema, 2000.
Main Stack MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 S87 2000

Tirard, Laurent.
"Dream weavers. Pedro Almodóvar. Tim Burton. David Cronenberg. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. David Lynch." In: Moviemakers' master class : private lessons from the world's foremost directors / Laurent Tirard. New York : Faber and Faber, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P7.T495 2002
Moffitt PN1995.9.P7.T495 2002
PFA PN1995.9.P7.T495 2002

Toibin, Colm.
Love in a dark time: gay lives from Wilde to Almodóvar/ Colm Toibin. London: Picador, 2002.
Main Stack PN56.H57.T63 2002

Toribio, Múria Tirana
"A punk called Pedro: la movida in the films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Contemporary Spanish cultural studies / edited by Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas. London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2000.
Grad Svcs DP48.C66 2000
Main Stack DP48.C66 2000

Triana Toribio, Nuria.
"A Punk Called Pedro; La movida in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: In: Contemporary Spanish cultural studies / edited by Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas. pp: 274-82. London: Arnold; New York: Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2000.
Grad Svcs DP48.C66 2000
Main Stack DP48.C66 2000

Vernon, Kathleen M. (ed.)
Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Vernon, Kathleen.
"Selected Bibliography: 'Almodoóvar in America'." In Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon. pp: 181-86. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
UCB Main PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.A46 P67 1995

Yarza, Alejandro
Un canibal en Madrid: la sensibilidad camp y el reciclaje de la historia en el cine de Pedro Almodóvar Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias, 1999.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A46 Y37 1999

Articles

Almodóvar, Pedro.
Current Biography v51, n9 (Sept, 1990):3 (5 pages).

Ansen, David.
"The Man of La Mancha; a taboo-smashing director revels in the new Spain." Newsweek v112, n23 (Dec 5, 1988):88.

Asibong, Andrew.
"Unrecognizable bonds: Bleeding kinship in Pedro Almodóvar and Gregg Araki." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2009, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p185-195, 11p
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Bayon, Miguel.
"A Winner from Spain." World Press Review v36, n4 (April, 1989):60.

Beck, Jay.
"Mediating the Transitional in Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Pedro Almodoóvar and Julio Medem." Torre de Papel. 10(1):134-69. 2000 Spring

Burdeau, E., et. al.
"Pedro Almodóvar: "Il m'a fallu dix ans pour ecririe ce scenario" [Interview]. Cahiers du Cinema no. 590 (May 2004) p. 24-8

Cabrera Infante, Guillermo.
"El Indiscreto Secreto de Pedro Almodóvar." Suplemento Literario La Nacion (Buenos Aires). 1995 Dec 10. pp: 1-2.

Cardullo, Bert.
"Lovers and Other Strangers." Hudson Review v43, n4 (Wntr, 1991):645 (9 pages).

"Cocoon."(Pedro Almodoóvar and the subdued 1990s)New Yorker v68, n33 (Oct 5, 1992):59 (2 pages).

Corliss, Richard.
"Pedro on the Verge of a Nervy Breakthrough"; Almodoóvar hits it big with his steamy melodramas. (Spanish film maker Pedro Almodóvar) Time v133, n5 (Jan 30, 1989):68 (2 pages).

Denby, David.
"In and Out of Love: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar." New Yorker. 80 (36): 84-89. 2004 Nov 22.

D'Lugo, Marvin.
"Almodoóvar's City of Desire." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v13, n4 (Dec, 1991):47 (19 pages).
"Madrid can be seen as the protagonist in the films of Pedro Almodóvar. His early works depict the emergence of new, Post-Franco values, as women and homosexuals challenge the repressive standards set in the Franco era. His films since 1986 present a new set of standards, with representatives of 'earthly' and 'celestial' powers coming to grips with, and participating in, a more liberated Spanish society." [Expanded Academic Index]

D'Lugo, Marvin.
"The Geopolitical Aesthetic in Recent Spanish Films." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 21(2):78-89. 2002 Winter-Spring
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Dieckmann, Katherine.
"Obscure Objects of Desire: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar." Aperture, n121 (Fall, 1990):74 (3 pages).

Donapetry, Maria.
"Once a Catholic...: Almodóvar's Religious Reflections." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Jan1999, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p67, 9p
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Donnell, Sidney
"If the shoe fits: Bunuel, Almodóvar, and the modernist/postmodernist question." Bucknell Review (45:1) 2001:2
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Douchet J.
"Pedro Almodoóvar - For The Love Of Cinema." [in French} Cahiers Du Cinema, 1990 Sep, N435:52-53.

Elgrably, Jordan.
"Anti-macho Man." Los Angeles Times v111 (Sun, Jan 19, 1992):MAG18, col 1, 125 col in.

Fernandez-Blanco, Victor, and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez.
"Building stronger national movie industries: the case of Spain." (comparison of viewership of American and Spanish movies in Spain)." Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society 33.2 (Summer 2003): 142(19).
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Gutierrez, Maria Elena.
"Jouissance, Drugs, Fashion, and Chaos: The Postmodern Aesthetics of Almodóvar." Constructions, vol. 7. 1992. pp: 90-94.

Hanson, Ellis.
"Technology, Paranoia and the Queer Voice." Screen, vol. 34 no. 2. 1993 Summer. pp: 137-61.

Hart, Patricia.
"Can a Feminist Sit through Kika? Rape, Recovery, and Submission Fantasies in the Film of Almodóvar."Anuario de Cine y Literatura en Espano, vol. 3 no. -. 1997. pp: 73-88.

Hernandez, M.
"El deseo y la tauromaquia en Federico Garc.a Lorca y Pedro Almodóvar: Genero, ideologia o fuerza irracional?" Romance Review. 12:59-67. 2002 Fall

Holland, Jonathan.
"Pedro Reigns in Spain: Almodoóvar Still Considered an Icon." (filmmaker)(Focus: Madrid - special section)Variety v370, n10 (April 20, 1998):39 (2 pages).

Imparato E; and Pedro Almodoóvar
"Conversation With Pedro Almodóvar." [in Italian] Cineforum, 1992 Apr, V32 N4:75-76.

Kinder,Marsha
"Mad Love and Melodrama in the Films of Buñuel and Almodóvar." Letras Peninsulares, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 191-212, 2009 Spring

Kinder,Marsha
"Reinventing the motherland: Almodoóvar's brain-dead trilogy." Film Quarterly 58.2 (Winter 2004): p9(17).
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The movie 'Flower of My Secret' starts with a training-video for counseling relatives of brain-dead patients. When transplanted to 'All about My Mother' and 'Talk to Her', the brain-dead trope launches the plot of the former and flowers as central premise of the latter and it refigures Spain as a motherland through a fascinating interplay between words and bodies.

Kinder,Marsha
"Pleasure and the new Spanish mentality: a conversation with Pedro Almodóvar." Film Quarterly Fall 1987 v41 n1 p33(12)
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KrugerRobbins, J.
" Poetry and Film in Postmodern Spain: The Case of Pedro Almodoóvar and Ana Rossetti."Anales De La Literatura Espanola Contemporanea, 1997, v22 n1-2:165-179.
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Leavitt, David.
"Almodoóvar on the Verge." New York Times Magazine v139 (Sun, April 22, 1990):36, col 1, 85 col in.

Lev, Leora
"Returns of the Repressed: Memory, Oblivion, and Abjection in Spanish Cinema." Revista de Estudios Hispanicos; ene2001, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p165-178, 14p
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"The article discusses the effect of post-Franco cinema and its affect on modern Spanish society. During the 1970's and 1980's, Spanish film directors such as Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodóvar molded their films using complex personal relationships. The article specifically mentions the use of abjection, or humiliation, in film characters during this period, a response to the post-Franco cultural landscape." [Ebsco]

Levy, Shawn.
"King of Spain." (film maker Pedro Almodóvar) American Film v17, n1 (Jan-Feb, 1992):38 (7 pages).

Lin, Ashley
"Author Profile: Pedro Almodóvar ." World Literature Today. Mar/Apr 2007. Vol. 81, Iss. 2; p. 48 (2 pages)
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Maddison, Stephen.
"All about Women: Pedro Almodoóvar and the Heterosocial Dynamic." Textual Practice, 2000 Summer, 14:2, 265-84.
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Marias M.
"Intimacy And Spectacle In Pedro Almodóvar". Revista De Occidente, 1995 Dec, N175:108-124.

Martin-Márquez, Susan.
"Pedro Almodoóvar's Maternal Transplants: From Matador to All About My Mother." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (1475-3839), Oct2004, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p497-509, 13p
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Maslin, Janet.
"Dark Visions Light Up the Movies." (modern films noirs) New York Times v139, sec2 (Sun, Jan 28, 1990):H1(N), H1(L), col 3, 33 col in.

McMahon, Christopher.
"Fecundity and Almodoóvar? Sexual Ethics and the Specter of Catholicism." Journal of Religion & Film, Oct2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p6-6, 1p
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Medhurst, Andy
"Heart of farce: Almodóvar's comic complexities." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film; 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p127-137, 11p
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Menard, Valerie.
"El Conquistador del Cine: Provocative Filmmaker Pedro Almodoóvar Explores the Human Experience."Hispanic v11, n5 (May, 1998):32 (2 pages).

Medhurst, Andy.
"Heart of farce: Almodóvar's comic complexities." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p127-137, 11p
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Morgan, Rikki.
"Dress to Kill."Sight and Sound v1, n12 (April, 1992):28 (2 pages).

Nichols, Peter
"Comedy on the verge of a breakdown." (films of Pedro Almodóvar)(Fast Forward) The New York Times Jan 14, 1990 v139 s2 pH32(N) pH32(L) col 5 (2 col in)

O'Toole, Lawrence.
"Almodoóvar in Bondage." Sight and Sound v59, n4 (Autumn, 1990):270 (4 pages).

Pitt, David E.
"Films Reflect a Brash New Spain." (Spanish movie makers and their films) New York Times v138, sec2 (Sun, Sept 18, 1988):H1(N), H1(L), col 2, 50 col in.

Pally, Marcia.
"Camp Pedro." Film Comment v24, n6 (Nov-Dec, 1988):18 (2 pages).

Poe, Karen.
"The Bolero in the Cinema of Pedro Almodoóvar." Music, Sound & the Moving Image, Autumn2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p177-195, 19p
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Pully, Marcia.Pally M. and Pedro Almodoóvar >
"The Politics Of Passion - Pedro Almodoóvar and The Camp Esthetic (A Bio-Interview) Cineaste, 1990, V18 N1:32+.

Reynaud, Berenice.
"Pedro Almodóvar." American Film v13, n5 (March, 1988):72.

Riding, Alan.
"Almodoóvar Takes the Pulse of Spain in Transition." New York Times v139, sec2 (Sun, Feb 11, 1990):H15(N), H15(L), col 3, 36

Rittger, Guy.
"(Dys)Figuring Notions of Family: Hegel, Lacan, Almodóvar, and the Post-Nuclear Family." Vanishing Point 1996, 2, 33-51.

Ruiz, Carrie.
"The Escape from Urban Neurosis in Almodóvar's Films." Western Humanities Review, Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p67-74, 8p
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Russo, Vito.
"Man of La Mania." Film Comment v24, n6 (Nov-Dec, 1988):13 (5 pages).

Silverthorne, Jeanne.
"Onwards & Sideways: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar." Artforum v28, n7 (March, 1990):146 (5 pages).

Smith, Gavin
"The curious Catholic: Pedro Almodóvar." (Interview)(Biography) Film Comment, Nov-Dec 2004 v40 i6 p25(1)
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Pedro Almodóvar" (Filmography)Sight And Sound, 1996 Feb, v6 Nn2:26-26

Smith, Paul Julian.
"Almodóvar and the Tin Can." (Interview)Sight and Sound v6, n2 (Feb, 1996):24 (3 pages).
"In an interview, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodoóvar discusses his latest film, The Flower of My Secret. Among the topics he addresses are the setting of the film in his native La Mancha, the shooting of the film, the importance of dialogue, and Marisa Paredes's extraordinary performance in the main role. He also discusses the current political situation in Spain and his own political position." [Art Index]

Smith, Paul Julian.
"Almodoóvar's unpublished short stories and the question of queer auteurism." Screen, Winter2009, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p439-449, 11p
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Spindler, Amy M.
"Dressed to Thrill"; in Pedro Almodoóvar's films, fashion sparks the passion. New York Times v143 (Sun, March 13, 1994):V1(L), col 2, 30 col in.

Stone, Alan A.
"Sex in the Spanish City." Psychiatric Times Dec 1, 2004 p58 (3979 words)

Strauss, F.
"Le gout de la chair: entretien avec Pedro Almodóvar." [interview]. Cahiers du Cinema no. 518 (November 1997) p. 30-6

Thomas, Dana
"Pedro Almodoóvar Corrupted by The Church." (Interview) . Newsweek International May 31, 2004 p72 (848 words)

Triana Toribio, Nuria.
"Almodoóvar Melodramatic Mise-En-Scene, Madrid As A Setting For Melodrama."Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies, 1996 Apr, v73 n2:179-189.

Urios-Aparisi, Eduardo.
"The Body of Love in Almodóvar's Cinema: Metaphor and Metonymy of the Body and Body Parts." Metaphor & Symbol, 2010, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p181-203, 23p
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Van Meter, Jonathan
"A man of many women." (film director Pedro Almodóvar)(Interview) The New York Times Magazine Sept 12, 1999 p67 col 1 (35 col in)

Velasquez, Nicholas
"Almodoóvar & after." (memorable film portrayals of gay Latin American and Spanish characters)(Brief Article) The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) March 27, 2001 p44
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Willem, Linda M.
"Almodoóvar on the verge of Cocteau's La Voix Humaine."Literature-Film Quarterly v26, n2 (April, 1998):142 (6 pages).

Williams, Bruce.
"Playgrounds of desire: Almodóvar, fetishism, and the male ideal ego." (Pedro Almodóvar)(Critical Essay) Journal of Film and Video v52, n2 (Summer, 2000):28 (13 pages).
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Fetishism is a means for articulating gay male desire in many of the films of Pedro Almodóvar. Female fetishists in these films are camp divas who choose to live in the world of gay male iconography.

Williams, Bruce.
"Slippery When Wet: En-Sexualized Transgression in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 14 no. 3. 1995 Summer. pp: 3-13.

Williams, Linda
"Melancholy Melodrama: Almodóvarian Grief and Lost Homosexual Attachments." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies; Oct2004, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p275-288, 14p
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Winter, Jessica
"Almodoóvar's actresses put emotions in motion." The Village Voice, Nov. 23, 1999; Vol. 44, Iss. 46; pg. 144, 1 pgs

Wise, Damon
"Interview: In Conversation with Pedro Almodóvar." Empire 243 (September 2009) p. 107-112
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Wyly, James
"'Gay Sensibility,' the Hermaphrodite, and Pedro Almodóvar's Films." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 1999), pp. 19-35
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Yarza, Alejandro.
"Un Canibal en Madrid: El Altar y la Estetica Kitsch/Camp en Entre tinieblas de Pedro Almodóvar." RLA: Romance Languages Annual, vol. 6. 1994. pp: 624-32.

Young, Tracy.
"Almodóvar!! Who Inspires Spain's X-rated Director? Doris Day, for One." (Pedro Almodoóvar - motion picture director) Vogue v180, n6 (June, 1990):124 (2 pages).

Books and Articles About Individual Films

All About My Mother

Acevedo-Munoz, Ernesto
"The Body and Spain: Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother" Quarterly Review of Film and Video Volume 21, Number 1 March 2004, pp. 25 - 38
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Amago, Samuel.
"Todo sobre Barcelona: Refiguring Spanish Identities in Recent European Cinema." Hispanic Research Journal, Feb2007, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p11-25, 15p
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Ansen, David.
"Pure Pedro: Almodoóvar's finest hour." (Arts and Entertainment)(Review) (movie reviews) (movie reviews) (movie reviews) Newsweek v134, n21 (Nov 22, 1999):91.

Arroyo, Jose.
"All about my Mother/Todo sobre mi madre/Tout sur ma mere."(Review) (movie reviews) Sight and Sound v9, n9 (Sept, 1999):40 (1 page).

Balanescu, Olivia
"Authenticity vs Simulation in Pedro Almodóvar's All about My Mother." Gender Studies, vol. 1, no. 9, pp. 153-163, 2010

Bersani, Leo.
Forms of being : cinema, aesthetics, subjectivity Published: London : BFI, 2004.
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Blake, Richard A.
"All About Mamacita." (All About My Mother)(Review) (movie review) America v182, n6 (Feb 26, 2000):21.
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Camino, Mercedes.
"'Vivir sin ti': Motherhood, Melodrama and espanolada in Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (1999) and Volver (2006)." Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Jul2010, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p625-642, 18p
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Cardullo, Bert
"All about My, Your, Their Mother.." (movie review) The Hudson Review Autumn 2001; Vol. 54, Iss. 3; pg. 471, 9 pgs
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Corbalán, Ana.
"Dificultad ante una alternativa familiar en Todo sobre mi madre de Almodóvar: ?Subversión o regresión?" (Spanish) Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies, Fall2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p149-166, 18p
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Corliss, Richard
"Loving Pedro." Time Nov 15, 1999; Vol. 154, Iss. 20; pg. 100, 3 pgs

Craig, Linda.
"From national to transnational in Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother." Transnational Cinemas, 2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p161-174, 14p
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Denby, David.
"All About My Mother." (movie review) New Yorker v75, n35 (Nov 22, 1999):204 (2 pages).

D'Lugo, Marvin
"The geopolitical aesthetic in recent Spanish films." Post Script Wntr-Spring 2002 v21 i2 p78(13)
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Considers some of the tensions between the local and the global in Spanish cinema, with focus on "Todo sobre mi madre" and "Amantes del círculo polar".

Edwards, Gwynne.
"From screen to stage: Almodóvar's All About My Mother." New Review of Film & Television Studies, Dec2008, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p285-301, 17p
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Fra-Molinero, B.
"The suspect whiteness of Spain." In: At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance / edite Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2009.
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Garlinger, Patrick Paul.
"All About Agrado, Or the Sincerity Of Camp in Almodóvar's Todo Sobre Mi Madre." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Feb2004, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p97-111, 15p
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Hoberman, J.
"The parent trap." The Village Voice; New York; Nov 23, 1999
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Johnson, Brian D.
" Guns and roses: One movie tackles war, the other, motherhood." Maclean's Nov 29, 1999 p97 (685 words)

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"On Films - From Here to Maternity." New Republic (Jan 31, 2000):30.

Kinder,Marsha
"Reinventing the motherland: Almodoóvar's brain-dead trilogy." Film Quarterly 58.2 (Winter 2004): p9(17).
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The movie 'Flower of My Secret' starts with a training-video for counseling relatives of brain-dead patients. When transplanted to 'All about My Mother' and 'Talk to Her', the brain-dead trope launches the plot of the former and flowers as central premise of the latter and it refigures Spain as a motherland through a fascinating interplay between words and bodies.

Klawans, Stuart.
"Woman off the Verge."(Review) (movie reviews) Nation v369, n12 (Oct 18, 1999):34.

Lemon, Brendan
"A man fascinated by women, as actresses." (a look at Pedro Almodoóvar's life through his latest film, 'All About My Mother') . The New York Times Sept 19, 1999 pAR15(N) pAR15(L) col 1 (35 col in)

Maddison, Stephen.
"All about women: Pedro Almodóvar and the heterosocial dynamic." Textual Practice, Summer2000, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p265-284, 20p
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Maslin, Janet.
"Fasten your seatbelt, Eve, and you too, Blanche."(Review) (movie reviews) New York Times (Fri, Nov 19, 1999):B14(N), E!4(L), col 5, 30 col in.

Macnab, Geoffrey
"All About My Mother." (movie review) Sight and Sound,Apr 2000; Vol. 10, Iss. 4; pg. 65

Martin-Márquez, Susan.
"Pedro Almodoóvar's Maternal Transplants: From Matador to All About My Mother." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (1475-3839), Oct2004, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p497-509, 13p
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Powers, John.
"All About My Mother." (movie review)Vogue v189, n11 (Nov, 1999):284 (3 pages).

Poyato Sanchez, Pedro
Todo sobre mi madre : Pedro Almodóvar (1991) Valencia : Nau Llibres ; Barcelona : Ediciones Octaedro, [2007].
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Prout, Ryan.
"All about Spain: transplant and identity in La flor de mi secreto and Todo sobre mi madre." Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, 2004, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p43-62, 20p;
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Ressner, Jeffrey.
"Loving Pedro: Almodóvar, the naughty boy of SpMartin-Márquez, Susan.anish cinema, pays warm tribute to strong women and produces th<Bulletin of Hispanic Studiesies r with All About My Mother." (The Arts)(Review) (movie reviews) Time v154, n20 (Nov 15, 1999):100+.

Romney, Jonathan.
"Performance art."(Review) (movie reviews) New Statesman (1996) v128, n4451 (August 30, 1999):31.

Smith, Paul Julian
"Silicone and sentiment." ('All about my Mother') Sight and Sound Sept 1999 v9 i9 p28(3)
Pedro Almodoóvar won the Cannes award for best director for his latest release 'All about my Mother' or 'Todo sobre mi madre'. The film, which stars Cecilia Roth as Manuela, was a hit at the Cannes film festival and has been well-received Europe-wide, keeping up with rival blockbuster pictures such as Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones' 'Entrapment'. Almodoóvar's movie opens in the UK on August 27 1999.

Sofair, Michael
"All About My Mother." (movie review) Film Quarterly Winter 2001 v55 i2 p40(8)
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Stuart, Jan.
"All About My Mother." (movie review) Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) (Dec 7, 1999):87.
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Terry-Azios, Diana A.
"All about Almodóvar." Hispanic, Mar 2000; Vol. 13, Iss. 3; pg. 64, 1 pgs
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Winters, Laura.
"Mother Lode." (Review) (movie reviews) Artforum v38, n3 (Nov, 1999):59.

Bad Education

Abeel, Erica.
"School for scandal: Almodoóvar turns his memories into movie masterpiece." (Pedro Almodóvar)(Interview) Film Journal International Nov 2004 v107 i11 p14(2) (1523 words)
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Amory, Mark
"Telling tales." (Cinema)(Bad Education)(Movie Review) Spectator May 22, 2004 v295 i9172 p60(1) (613 words)

Davies,Jon
"Imagining Intergenerationality: Representation and Rhetoric in the Pedophile Movie." GLQ. 2007. Vol. 13, Iss. 2/3; p. 369
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D'Lugo, Marvin.
"Postnostalgia in Bad education: written on the body of Sara Montiel." In: All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema
Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
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Duralde, Alonso
"Holy terror: Pedro Almodoóvar talks about Catholicism, the thrill of the "prohibited," and the Bad Education of an entire generation." (film)(interview of Pedro Almodoóvar )(Interview) . The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) Nov 23, 2004 p76(2) (1341 words)

Fuentes, Víctor.
"Bad Education: Fictional Autobiography and Meta-Film Noir." In: All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema
Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
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Gilbey, Ryan.
"Bad Education." (Movie Review) Sight and Sound June 2004 v14 i6 p44(3)
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"Despite its authentic passion, Pedro Almodoóvar's Bad Education sometimes resembles a clinical experiment in storytelling. The most potent antidote to this is the miraculous four-sided performance by Gael Garcia Bernal, without whom the movie's symmetry and self-reflexiveness could have squeezed the life out of the material." [Art Index]

Holden, Stephen.
"Lured by Stories and an Ambiguous Femme Fatale." (The Arts/Cultural Desk)(FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW)(Bad Education)(Movie Review) The New York Times Oct 9, 2004 pB7 col 01 (25 col in)

Holland, Jonathan.
"A noir look at religion." (Movie Review) Variety March 22, 2004 v394 i6 p38(2) (1018 words)

Indiana, Gary.
"Internal Affairs." Film Comment. Nov/Dec 2004. Vol. 40, Iss. 6; pg. 22, 3 pgs
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Kermode, Mark.
"No angel: a baffling but magical new concoction from the enfant terrible of Spanish cinema." (Film)(Bad Education)(Movie Review) New Statesman (1996) May 24, 2004 v133 i4689 p45(1) (763 words)
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Kuhn, Markus
"Film Narratology: Who Tells? Who Shows? Who Focalizes? Narrative Mediation in Self-Reflexive Fiction Films." In: Point of view, perspective, and focalization: modeling mediation in narrative / edited by Peter Hühn, Wolf Schmid, Jörg Schönert. Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2009.
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Pingree, Geoff .
"Pedro Almodoóvar and the new politics of Spain." (Movie Review) Cineaste Winter 2004 v30 i1 p4(5) (2804 words)
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"All I desire." Sight and Sound, June 2004 v14 i6 p14(5)
A critique of the Spanish film 'Bad EducationE is presented. The key theme of director Pedro Almodoóvar's film is child sex abuse by clergymen

Thomas, Dana.
"Pedro Almodoóvar Corrupted by The Church." (Interview) Newsweek International May 31, 2004 p72 (848 words)

Broken Embraces

Chan, Andrew.
"Broken Embraces." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p70-71, 2p
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Delgado, Maria.
"Sensory Perception." Sight & Sound, Sep2009, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p40-44, 5p
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Kinder, Marsha.
"Restoring Broken Embraces." Film Quarterly, Spring2010, Vol. 63 Issue 3, P28-34, 7p
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Lane, Anthony
"Only Make-believe." New Yorker, 11/23/2009, Vol. 85 Issue 38, p126-127, 2p,
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Airless Love." Sight & Sound, Jun2009, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p18-20, 3p
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Dark Habits

Prout, Ryan
"Kicking the Habit? Cinema, Gender, and the Ethics of Care in Almodóvar's Entre tinieblas." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies; Jan1999, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p53-66, 14p
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Flower of My Secret

Camí-Vela, María
"From 'reespañolear' to 'Europeizar' : the subversion of Francoist mythology in La flor de mi secreto (The flower of my secret) by Pedro Almodóvar'" In: The seeing century : film, vision and identity / edited by Wendy Everett. Amsterdam ; Atlanta : Rodopi, 2000. Critical studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; v.14.
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Escudero, Javier
"La flor de mi secreto, de Pedro Almodoóvar : entre casticismo y regeneracion." In: Cine-Lit 2000 : essays on hispanic film and fiction / edited by George Cabello Castellet, Jaume Marti-Olivella, and Guy H. Wood. Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University, [2000]
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Kinder, Marsha
"Reinventing the Motherland: Almodoóvar's Brain-Dead Trilogy" Film Quarterly v. 58 no. 2 (Winter 2004/2005) p. 9-25
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"An article adapted from Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 5.3. The writer discusses Pedro Almodoóvar's The Flower of My Secret, All about My Mother, and Talk to Her. The inclusion of excerpts from a training video for counseling relatives of brain-dead patients at the beginning of Flower indicates a shift to a darker tone for Almodoóvar's hyper-plotted melodras. In Flower, the focus is on cutting away dead-end structures, but in All about My Mother, the focus moves to the regenerative power of transplants. The brain-dead case study dominates the whole of Talk to Her, the masterpiece of Almodoóvar's brain-dead trilogy. The brain-dead trope refigures Spain as a motherland by means of a captivating interaction between words and bodies." [Art Index]

Lalanne, J. M. La flor de mi secreto. Cahiers du Cinéma no. 495 (October 1995) p. 24-5
"A review of Pedro Almodoóvar's film La Fleur de mon secret (1995), starring Marisa Paredes. Although this may seem to be yet another portrait of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, the genius of Paredes's acting and the director's ability to shed new light on recurring motifs make the film Almodoóvar's most beautiful to date." [Art Index]

Prout, Ryan.
"All about Spain: transplant and identity in La flor de mi secreto and Todo sobre mi madre." Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, 2004, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p43-62, 20p;
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Smith, Gavin.
"Tough Love." Film Comment. Jul/Aug 2004. Vol. 40, Iss. 4; pg. 60, 3 pgs
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Almodoóvar and the Tin Can." (Interview)Sight and Sound v6, n2 (Feb, 1996):24 (3 pages).
"In an interview, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodoóvar discusses his latest film, The Flower of My Secret. Among the topics he addresses are the setting of the film in his native La Mancha, the shooting of the film, the importance of dialogue, and Marisa Paredes's extraordinary performance in the main role. He also discusses the current political situation in Spain and his own political position." [Art Index]

High Heels

Ansen, David.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) Newsweek v119, n1 (Jan 6, 1992):52.

Billson, Anne.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society v5, n195 (March 27, 1992):36.

Corliss, Richard.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) Time v139, n6 (Feb 10, 1992):76.

Fischer, Lucy
"Modernity and postmaternity: High heels and Imitation of life." In: Play it again, Sam : retakes on remakes / edited by Andrew Horton and Stuart Y. McDougal ; with an an afterword by Leo Braudy. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998.
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Johnson, Brian D.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) Maclean's v105, n11 (March 16, 1992):52.

Kamir, O.
"High heels: Almodoóvar's postmodern transgression." In: Framed : women in law and film / Orit Kamir. Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 K235 2006

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) New Republic v206, n5 (Feb 3, 1992):28 (2 pages).
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Kinder, Marsha.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) Film Quarterly v45, n3 (Spring, 1992):39 (6 pages).
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Kinder, Marsha.
"From Matricide to Mother Love in Almodoóvar's High Heels." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 145-53. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
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Levy, Shawn.
"King of Spain"American Film v17, n1 (Jan-Feb, 1992):38 (7 pages).

Maslin, Janet.
"High Heels." (movie reviews)(Living Arts Pages) New York Times v141 (Fri, Dec 20, 1991):B3(N), C20(L), col 1, 12 col in.

Morgan, R.
"Dressed to Kill: High Heels."Sight and Sound 1: (12) 28-29 APR 1992

Rafferty, Terrence.
"High Heels." (movie reviews) New Yorker v67, n51 (Feb 10, 1992):84.

Shaw, Deborah
"Men in High Heels: The Feminine Man and Performances of Femininity in Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodoóvar." Journal of Iberian & Latin American Studies; Jun2000, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p55-62, 8p
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Travers, Peter.
"High Heels." Rolling Stone, n621 (Jan 9, 1992):56.

Kika

Butler, Kristine J.
"Mass-Produced Realities: A Reading of Pedro Almodoóvar's Kika." Tropos, vol. 21. 1995 Spring. pp: 59-71.

Dyson, Jonathan.
"Kika." (movie reviews) TLS. Times Literary Supplement, n4764 (July 22, 1994):18.

Frascella, Lawrence.
"Kika." (movie reviews) Advocate, n654 (May 3, 1994):75 (2 pages).

Hart, Patricia.
"Can a Feminist Sit through Kika? Rape, Recovery, and Submission Fantasies in the Film of Almodóvar." Anuario de Cine y Literatura en Espanol, vol. 3. 1997. pp: 73-88.

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Kika." (movie reviews) New Republic v210, n23 (June 6, 1994):26 (2 pages).

Lane, Anthony.
"Kika." (movie reviews) New Yorker v70, n13 (May 16, 1994):106 (3 pages).

Levy, Shawn.
"Almodoóvar's "Kika"; You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down." Film Comment v30, n3 (May-June, 1994):59 (4 pages).

Maslin, Janet.
"Kika." (movie reviews) New York Times v143 (Fri, May 6, 1994):B1(N), C8(L), col 1, 15 col in.

Morgan, Rikki.
"Kika." (movie reviews) Sight and Sound v4, n7 (July, 1994):48.

Romney, Jonathan.
"Kika." (movie reviews)New Statesman & Society v7, n309 (July 1, 1994):33 (2 pages).

Smith, Paul Julian.
"Future Chic." (review of Spanish motion picture 'Kika' directed by Pedro Almodóvar) Sight and Sound v4, n1 (Jan, 1994):6 (5 pages).

Williams, Bruce
"Playgrounds of Desire: Almodóvar, Fetishism, and the Male Ideal Ego." Journal of Film & Video; Summer2000, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p28, 13p,
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Law of Desire

Arroyo, J.
"Law of Desire." (movie review)Descant 20: (1-2) 53-& SPR-SUM 1989

Kael, Pauline
"Law of Desire." (movie review) The New Yorker April 20, 1987 v63 p80(2)

Maslin, Janet .
"Law of Desire." (movie review) The New York Times March 27, 1987 v136 p16(N) pC15(L) col 1 (9 col in)

Mudrovic, William Michael.
"The Law of the Father in Pedro Almodoóvar's La Ley del Deseo." Letras Peninsulares, vol. 7 no. 1. 1994 Spring. pp: 333-50.

Pastor, Brígida M.
"Screening sexual and gendered otherness in Almodoóvar's Law of Desire (1987) -- The real 'sexual revolution'." Studies in European Cinema, 2006, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p7-23, 17p
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Pornography, Masculinity, Homosexuality: Almodoóvar's Matador and La ley del deseo." In: Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation / Marsha Kinder, editor. pp: 178-95. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1997.
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Live Flesh

Arroyo, Jose.
"Live Flesh/Carne Tremula/En chair et en os." (Review) Sight and Sound v8, n5 (May, 1998):50 (2 pages).

Bohlen, Celestine.
"Spain's freest spirit gives maturity a try." (director Pedro Almodoóvar discusses his most recent film, 'Live Flesh') New York Times v147, sec2 (Sun, Jan 18, 1998):AR11(N), AR11(L), col 1, 18 col in.

Corliss, Richard.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews)Time v151, n7 (Feb 23, 1998):90.
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Denby, David.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews)New York v31, n3 (Jan 26, 1998):43 (2 pages).

Deveny, Thomas
"Carne Tremula: An Almodóvaresque Screen Adaption." (Critical Essay) West Virginia University Philological Papers Fall 2000 p129(8)

Eaton, Michael
"Rendering Rendell." Sight and Sound 12:6 [June 2002] 18-20

Ife, B.W.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews) 19-19 August 7, 1998 TLS--Times Literary Supplement

Lane, Anthony.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews) New Yorker v73, n44 (Jan 26, 1998):86.

Maslin, Janet.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews) New York Times v147 (Fri, Jan 16, 1998):B18(N), E18(L), col 4, 12 col in.

Maslin, Janet.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews)New York Times v147 (Fri, Oct 10, 1997):B1(N), E1(L), col 3, 9 col in.

Morgan-Tamosunas, Rikki.
"Narrative, Desire and Critical Discourse in Pedro Almodoóvar's Carne Tremula." Journal of Iberian & Latin American Studies. 8(2):185-99. 2002 Dec.
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Pavlovi, Tatjana.
"Allegorising the body politic: Masculinity and history in Saura's El jardn de las delicias (1970) and Almodvar's Carne trmula (1997)." Studies in Hispanic Cinema, 2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p149-167, 19p
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Absolute Precision." (film director Pedro Almodoóvar's 'Live Flesh')(Cover Story)Sight and Sound v8, n4 (April, 1998):6 (4 pages).

Stuart, Jan.
"Live Flesh." (movie reviews)Advocate, n752 (Feb 3, 1998):47 (2 pages).
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Willem, Linda M.
"Rewriting Rendell: Pedro Almodoóvar's Carne tremula." Literature-Film Quarterly. 30(2):115-18. 2002
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Williams, Bruce
"Playgrounds of Desire: Almodóvar, Fetishism, and the Male Ideal Ego." Journal of Film & Video; Summer2000, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p28, 13p,
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Matador

Ansen, David.
"Matador." (movie reviews)Newsweek v112, n3 (July 18, 1988):57.

Billson, Anne.
"Matador." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society v4, n180 (Dec 6, 1991):40.

Blake, Richard A.
"Matador." (movie reviews) America v160, n2 (Jan 21, 1989):41 (2 pages).

Canby, Vincent.
"Matador." (movie reviews) New York Times v137 (Fri, Sept 16, 1988):18(N), C8(L), col 3, 16 col in.

Corbin, John
To Love and Kill for Pleasure: Almodoóvar's Ludic Matador." Visual Anthropology; May-Sep2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3/4, p315-333, 19p
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Davies, Ann
"The Spanish femme fatale and the cinematic negotiation of Spanishness." Studies in Hispanic Cinema; 2004, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p5-16, 12p
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Evans, P.
"'Matador': Genre, Subjectivity and Desire." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 70: (3) 325-335 JUL 1993
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Glaessner, Verina.
"Matador." (movie reviews)Sight and Sound v1, n9 (Jan, 1992):48.

Kael, Pauline.
"Matador." (movie reviews)New Yorker v64, n13 (May 16, 1988):96.

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Matador." (movie reviews) New Republic v198, n23 (June 6, 1988):28.

Keown, Dominic.
"Ethics and Aesthetics in Almodoóvar's Matador." In Hispanic Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Ribbans. Edited, with an introduction, by Ann L. Mackenzie and Dorothy S. Severin, pp. 345-53. Liverpool: University Press, c1992. Series title: Liverpool Monographs in Hispanic Studies (LMHS), Leeds, England.
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Lev, Leora.
"Tauromachy as a Spectacle of Gender Revision in Matador." In: Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 73-86. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.
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Martin-Márquez, Susan.
"Pedro Almodoóvar's Maternal Transplants: From Matador to All About My Mother." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (1475-3839), Oct2004, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p497-509, 13p
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Morgan, Rikki.
"Pedro Almodóvar's Matador: Degenderising gender?" Journal of Gender Studies, May92, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p399, 6p;

Yarza, Alejandro.
"Duel in the Sun: Ritualistic Sacrifice in Pedro Alomodóvar Matador." Transculture: Interpretations and Applications of Cultural Studies in the Languages 1996 Spring, 1:1, 81-90.

Pepi, Luci, Bom

Difrancesco, Maria.
"Pepi, Luci, Bom, and Dark Habits: Lesbian 'Families' in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar." Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2009, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p49-58, 10p
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Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton." (movie reviews) New Republic v206, n26 (June 29, 1992):28 (2 pages).

Morgan, Rikki.
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton." (movie reviews) Sight and Sound v2, n4 (August, 1992):61 (2 pages).

Maslin, Janet.
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton." (movie reviews) New York Times v141 (Fri, May 29, 1992):B7(N), C10(L), col 1, 9 col in.

Rouyer P.
"'Pepi, Luci, Bom Et Autres Filles Du Quartier'" - Almodóvar,P].Positif, 1990 Dec, N358:79-79. Language: French.

Valot J.
"'Pepi, Luci, Bom Et Autres Filles Du Quartier'" - Almodóvar,P].Revue Du Cinema, 1990 Nov, N465:28-28.

Williams, Hugo.
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton." (movie reviews) TLS. Times Literary Supplement, n4659 (July 17, 1992):19 (1 page). Pub Type: Review.

Talk to Her

Albilla, Julián Daniel Gutiérrez
"Body, silence and movement: Pina Bausch's Café Müller in Almodóvar's Hable con ella." Studies in Hispanic Cinema, 2005, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p47-58, 12p
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Ansen, David .
"Of Love and Loneliness." ("Talk to Her")(Movie Review) Newsweek Dec 2, 2002 p14 Ansen, David .

Arroyo, J.
"Talk to Her." Sight & Sound v. ns12 no. 9 (September 2002) p. 76, 78
"Almodoóvar's melodrama is not just beautiful to look at and full of moments of nonpareil but also demonstrates his apparent ability to marshal an unlimited range of filmmaking ingredients and extract from them every measure of their worth. He tells a very complex story simply, conveying a range of feeling at once precise and endlessly evocative." [Art Index]

Backstein, Karen .
"Talk to Her." (Film Reviews). (Movie Review)_(movie review) Cineaste Spring 2003 v28 i2 p41(3)
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Denby, David .
"Obsessions." (two motion pictures)(Movie Review) The New Yorker Nov 25, 2002 v78 i36 pNA

Flanders, Judith
"Girlfriends in a coma." (Talk to Her)_(theater review) . TLS. Times Literary Supplement Sept 6, 2002 i5188 p19(1)

Faszer-McMahon, Debra
"Poetry and Postmodernism in Almodóvar's "Hable con ella" ." Anales de la literatura española contemporánea, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2006), pp. 47-70
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Goss, Brian Michael.
"Te doy mis ojos (2003) and Hable con ella (2002): gender in context in two recent Spanish films." Studies in European Cinema, 2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p31-44, 14p
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Guse, Anette.
"Talk to Her! Look at her! Pina Bausch in Pedro Almodoóvar's Hable con ella." Seminar -- A Journal of Germanic Studies, Nov2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p427-440, 14p
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The article focuses on the intertextual references of Pedro Almodoóvar's film "Hable con ella" to Pina Bausch's image-inspired dance theatre entitled, Café Müller and Masurca Fogo. Bausch and Almodóvar have linked to artistic transgression in regards to genres and subjects which both reflect on performance. Critics have commented on Bausch's use of the body's discursive potential and Almodoóvar's use of controversial subjects such as homosexuality, transsexuality and sadomasochism.

Holleran, Andrew
"Weepers." (Arts). (Talk to Her)(Far From Heaven)(The Hours)(Movie Review) The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide May-June 2003 v10 i3 p48(2)

Jefferson, Margo
"Suddenly onscreen, it's all about wonder." (wonder in Pedro Almodoóvar's film 'Talk to Her'). The New York Times Feb 8, 2003 pA19(N) pB9(L) col 5 (35 col in)

Jones, Kent
"Pedro Almodoóvar creates another lush, bittersweet object of beauty. (First look: Talk to Her). (movie review) Film Comment May-June 2002 v38 i3 p15(1)
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Kakoudaki, Despina.
"World without Strangers: The Poetics of Coincidence in Pedro Almodoóvar's Talk to Her." Camera Obscura, May2008, Vol. 23 Issue 68, preceding p1-39, 40p
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Kakoudaki, Despina.
"Intimate strangers: melodrama and coincidence in Talk to her." In: All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema
Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
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Kinder,Marsha
"Reinventing the motherland: Almodoóvar's brain-dead trilogy." Film Quarterly 58.2 (Winter 2004): p9(17).
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"An article adapted from Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 5.3. The writer discusses Pedro Almodoóvar's The Flower of My Secret, All about My Mother, and Talk to Her. The inclusion of excerpts from a training video for counseling relatives of brain-dead patients at the beginning of Flower indicates a shift to a darker tone for Almodoóvar's hyper-plotted melodras. In Flower, the focus is on cutting away dead-end structures, but in All about My Mother, the focus moves to the regenerative power of transplants. The brain-dead case study dominates the whole of Talk to Her, the masterpiece of Almodoóvar's brain-dead trilogy. The brain-dead trope refigures Spain as a motherland by means of a captivating interaction between words and bodies." [Art Index]

Klawans, Stuart.
"Almodoóvar's world." (Talk to Her)(Movie Review) The Nation Dec 9, 2002 v275 i20 p36

Knox, Sara L.
"Death, afterlife, and the eschatology of consciousness: themes in contemporary cinema." . Mortality, Aug2006, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p233-252, 20p
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Langkjaer, Birger
"Moral Twists of Perversion-Emotional Engagement and Morality in Relation to Pedro Almodovar's Talk to Her (2002)" p.o.v: A Danish Journal of Film Studies, vol. 28, pp. 22-30, 2009 Dec

Lichtenstein, David
"Hable con ella [Talk to her]." International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol 86(3), Jun 2005, pp. 905-914
" Reviews the film "Hable con ella," directed by Pedro Almodoóvar. The reviewer highlights that how to experience a woman is the mystery that animates this picture. The feminine, through its relation to a certain sense of helplessness, has access to a profound state of being that is fascinating to all people and especially to men. The viewer is asked to consider the proposition that such helplessness, experienced as a transcendent desperation, is the defining principle in the true condition of woman. The mystery is what can constitute experience with a transcendent and unreachable being? The review goes on to offer a psychoanalytic interpretation of various parts of the film, and discusses the theories of Freud, Klein, and Lacan in the context of the film's myriad relationships." [PsychInfo]

Marcantonio, Carla.
"The Mute Female Body and narrative Dispossession in Pedro Almodoóvar's Talk to her. Women & Performance, 2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p19-36, 18p
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Mirguet, Françoise
"Implicit Biblical Motifs in Almodoóvar's Hable con ella and Volver: The Bible as Intertext." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 27-39, 2011 Apr

Mitchell, Elvis
"A gently surreal story of human need." (Weekend)("Talk to Her")(Movie Review) The New York Times Nov 22, 2002 pB17(N) pE19(L) col 1 (20 col in)

Naughten, Rebecca.
"Comatose women in 'El bosque': Sleeping beauty and other literary motifs in Pedro Almodoóvar's Hable con ella." Studies in Hispanic Cinema, 2007, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p77-88, 12p
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Novoa, Adriana.
"Whose talk is it? Almodoóvar and the fairy tale in Talk To Her.(Pedro Almodóvar)(Critical essay)." Marvels & Tales 19.2 (Oct 2005): 224(25).
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Ohi, Kevin.
"Voyeurism and Anunciation in Almodoóvar's Talk to Her." Criticism, Fall2009, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p521-557, 37p,
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An essay is presented on voyeurism and film spectatorship. It explores the motion picture "Talk to Her" directed by Pedro Almodóvar, highlighting the lead characters of the film. He believes that the film "Talk to Her" is an allegory of gendered spectatorship, where one expects to find sexual violation, but instead find an annunciation.

Rodriguez, N.
"A reminder that love hurts: Almodoóvar's Talk to Her ventures into fascinating territory." (Movie Review)_(movie review) . Hispanic Jan-Feb 2003 p68(1)

Schickel, Richard .
"If Conversation Be the Food of Love, Talk On Pedro Almodoóvar's Talk to Her is infatuated with words--and it may just be the year's best film." (Arts/Movies)(Movie Review) Time International Dec 23, 2002 v160 i26 p65 (709 words)

Scott, A. O.
"The track of a teardrop, a filmmaker's path." (Pedro Almodoóvar's new film 'Talk to Her') . The New York Times Nov 17, 2002 pAR1(N) pAR1(L) col 1

Smith, Paul Julian
"The Emotional Imperative: Almodoóvar's Hable con ella and Television Espanola's Cuentame como paso." MLN. Mar 2004. Vol. 119, Iss. 2; pg. 363, 13 pgs
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Smith, Paul Julian
"Only connect." (Pedro Almodoóvar and his films)(Cover Story) Sight and Sound July 2002 v12 i7 p24(4)

Sperling, Daniel
"Talk to Whom?: Redefining Autonomy in Talk to Her." In: Bioethics at the movies
Edited by Sandra Shapshay. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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Yanof, Judith A.
"Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her) Through The Lens Of Gender." Psychoanalytic Quarterly; Apr2008, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p609-626, 18p

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Ansen, David.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) Newsweek v115, n19 (May 7, 1990):65A (2 pages).

Canby, Vincent.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (Living Arts Pages) (movie reviews)New York Times v139 (Fri, May 4, 1990):B1(N), C14(L), col 2, 10 col in.

Carver, Robert.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) Times Educational Supplement, n3866 (August 3, 1990):18.

Collins, Glenn.
"Judge Upholds X rating for Almodoóvar Film." (Pedro Almodoóvar's 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!') New York Times v139 (Fri, July 20, 1990):C12(L), col 5, 22 col in.

Denby, David.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews)New York v23, n19 (May 14, 1990):106.

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) New Republic v202, n20 (May 14, 1990):30 (2 pages).

Klawans, Stuart.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews)Nation v250, n21 (May 28, 1990):754 (2 pages).

Moore, Suzanne.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society v3, n109 (July 13, 1990):32.

Morgan, Rikki.
"Pedro Almodoóvar's Tie me up, tie me down!: the mechanics of masculinity." In: Me Jane : masculinity, movies, and women / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumin. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
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Nandorfy, Martha J.
"Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!: Subverting the Glazed Gaze of American Melodrama and Film Theory." Cineaction,vol. 31. 1993 Spring-Summer. pp: 50-61.

O'Toole, Lawrence.
"Almodoóvar in Bondage." Sight and Sound v59, n4 (Autumn, 1990):270 (4 pages).

Rafferty, Terrence.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews))New Yorker v66, n12 (May 7, 1990):90 (2 pages).

Salamon, Julie.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews)Wall Street Journal (Thu, May 31, 1990):A14(W), A12(E), col 2, 9 col in.

Simon, John.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) National Review v42, n13 (July 9, 1990):56 (2 pages).

Smith, Paul Julian.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews) Times Literary Supplement, n4555 (July 20, 1990):776.

Sterrit, David.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews)Christian Science Monitor v82, n198 (Fri, Sept 7, 1990):13, col 1, 2 col in.

Travers, Peter.
"Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down." (movie reviews)Rolling Stone, n578 (May 17, 1990):28.

Wu, Harmony
"The Perverse Pleasures of Almodóvar's ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies; Oct2004, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p263-273, 11p
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Yarza, Alejandro
"Iconografía religiosa y estética camp en ¡Átame!, de Pedro Almodóvar." Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Otoño 1997), pp. 109-124
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Volver

Burdeau, Emmanuel
"Un art desarme." Cahiers du Cinéma no. 612 (May 2006) p. 39-40
A review of Volver, a film by Pedro Almodóvar. After two previous "masculine films" (Talk to her and Bad Education) Almodoóvar returns to make a film about women. The film deals with issues such as incest, adultery, mourning, fear, and dark secrets." [Art Index]

Burdeau, Emmanuel
"Pedro Almodóvar: rencontre avec un narrateur." Cahiers du Cinéma nr 612 (May 2006); p.18-22
Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar talks about "Volver", focusing on his scriptwriting and narrative style in particular

Camino, Mercedes.
"'Vivir sin ti': Motherhood, Melodrama and espanolada in Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (1999) and Volver (2006)." Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Jul2010, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p625-642, 18p
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Deary, Vincent.
"Maternal returns.(Volver)(Movie review)." TLS. Times Literary Supplement 5399 (Sept 22, 2006): 20(1).

Golob, Stephanie R.
"Volver: The Return Of/To Transitional Justice Politics In Spain." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Jul2008, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p127-141, 15p

Gutiérrez-Albilla, Julián Daniel.
"Returning to and from the Maternal Rural Space: Traumatic Memory, Late Modernity and Nostalgic Utopia in Almodóvar's Volver." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies , 2011, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p321-338, 18p
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Kinder, Marsha
"Volver." Film Quarterly v. 60 no. 3 (Spring 2007) p. 4-9
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"Pedro Almodoóvar's Volver transforms a comic resilience shown by women into a curative culture of death." Despite brilliant performances, including that of Carmen Maura in her first Almodoóvar film in 17 years, the loss of sexuality means Volver lack the emotional impact of Almodoóvar's greatest films. Whereas the similarly themed High Heels (1991) is saturated with an edgy sexuality that makes motherlove explicitly homoerotic, Volver celebrates a tamer kind of female bonding that helps domesticate death. Although Volver fulfills its repressive ends by purging sexuality from the film, it focuses on the lush sensuality of Penelope Cruz, who is more beautiful here than in any of her Hollywood roles or previous performances for Almodóvar. Her character, Raimunda, may not express sexual desire, but the vitality of Cruz's performance maintains her resilient sexuality. As in High Heels, it is a sexuality based in motherlove and maternity and not reliant on men, but it is restorative rather than subversive." [Art Index}

Marcantonio, Carla
"Volver." Cineaste Vol XXXI nr 4 (Fall 2006); p.77-79
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"A review of writer-director Pedro Almodoóvar's new film Volver (To return). This film is inhabited by myriad "returns"--textual and extratextual returns that answer to the demands of the fictional narrative as well as to the filmmaker's return to his own native and artistic roots. It is a meditation on mortality dominated by the specter of death, but in the filmmaker's adroit hands, it is anything but sober. In fact, among those returns, there is one to his signature comic-melodrama genre as the film overflows with wit, humor, color, and convoluted plot twists." [Art Index]

Marsh, Steven
"Missing a Beat: Syncopated Rhythms and Subterranean Subjects in the Spectral Economy of Volver." In: All about Almodóvar : a passion for cinema
Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
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Matthews, Peter.
"Lost in La Mancha.(Volver)(Movie review)." Sight and Sound 16.9 (Sept 2006): 42(4).
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While critics and fans alike seem enchanted by the so-called Almodoóvar effect, closer scrutiny of some of the Spanish director's recent films suggests a slick recycling of tired themes. Watching Almodoóvar's latest film, Volver, one cannot escape the impression that the maker of postmodern whimsical films is coasting on the goodwill he has built up with viewers over 20 years and hoping they will not notice how some of the bubbles have gone flat." [Art Index]

Mirguet, Françoise
"Implicit Biblical Motifs in Almodoóvar's Hable con ella and Volver: The Bible as Intertext." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 27-39, 2011 Apr

"Mommie Dearest." Film Comment. Sep/Oct 2005. Vol. 41, Iss. 5; p. 7 (1 page)
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Smith, Paul Julian.
"Women, windmills and wedge heels." Sight and Sound 16.6 (June 2006): 16(3).
"Part of a preview of the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival. In Volver, director Pedro Almodoóvar works again with Carmen Maura and Penelope Cruz in order to investigate themes relating to mothers and other haunting aspects of the past. The film proves that Almodoóvar's body of work is now enhanced by his encounters with his own past. With two new works in progress, the director is surely at the height of his powers." [Art Index]

Yáñez Murillo, Manuel
"Volver." Film Comment Vol XLII nr 6 (Nov-Dec 2006); p.71-72
"Pedro Almodoóvar's Volver is full of personal, expressive, and stylistic clashes and reunions. It focuses on the collision between real scenery and purely fictional characters, featuring women who are almost prototypical figures. This is most evident in Penelope Cruz's performance, a presentation that clearly recalls the Anna Magnani of Visconti's Bellisima. In this way, Almodoóvar combines a portrayal of the rituals of a vanishing Spanish culture with his familiar play of cinematic icons." [Art Index]

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Camino, Mercedes, Maroto.
""Madrid me Mata": Killing the Husband in Alex de la Iglesia's La comunidad (2000) and Pedro Almodoóvar's Que he hecho yo para merecer esto (1984)." Forum for Modern Language Studies 41.3 (July 2005): 332(10).
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"In ?Qué he hecho yo …!! and La comunidad, Carmen Maura plays Gloria and Julia, two characters who struggle to survive in Madrid. In addition to offering a commentary on late-twentieth-century sexism, these films foreground class prejudices and the tensions of a big urban centre. Both films enact the famous slogan of the 1980s, "Madrid me mata", to suggest that these women's husbands need to be killed for a new environment to be born." [Expanded Academic Index]

Denby, David
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (movie reviews)New York April 29, 1985 v18 p76(2)

Grenier, Richard
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (movie reviews)The New York Times March 30, 1985 v134 p10(N) p14(L) col 1 (8 col in)

Kael, Pauline
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (movie reviews) The New Yorker June 3, 1985 v61 p116(2)

Kauffmann, Stanley
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (movie reviews) The New Republic May 20, 1985 v192 p24(1) (998 words)

Mitchell, Elvis
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (movie reviews) Rolling Stone May 8, 1986 p32(1)

Richardson, Nathan E.
"Postmodern anachronisms: the city and country in democratic Spain." In: Postmodern paletos : immigration, democracy, and globalization in Spanish narrative and film, 1950-2000 / Nathan E. Richardson. pp: 140-71. Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c2002.
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Vernon, Kathleen M.
"Melodrama Against Itself: Pedro Almodoóvar's 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?'" In Post-Franco, Postmodern: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar.Edited by Kathleen M. Vernon, pp. 59-72. Westport, CT.: Greenwood, 1995. Series title: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture 43.

Vernon, Kathleen.
"Melodrama Against Itself: Pedro Almodoóvar's 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?'" (Cover Story) Film Quarterly v46, n3 (Spring, 1993):28 (13 pages).
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Spanish director Almodoóvar borrows much from the American melodrama in his films. The tragic history of civil war Spain is ignored in his films. Like most of his films 'What Have I Done To Deserve This?' is a seri-comical study of a women trying to make sense of her life.

Walker, Lesley Heins.
"What Did I Do to Deserve This? The 'Mother' in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar." In: Modes of Representation in Spanish Cinema / Jenaro Talens and Santos Zunzunegui, editors; foreword by Tom Conley. pp: 273-88. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1998.
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Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Acevedo-Muñoz, E. R.
"Melo-thriller: Hitchcock, genre, and nationalism in Pedro Almodóvar's Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown." In: After Hitchcock : influence, imitation, and intertextuality / edited by David Boyd and R. Barton Pal Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2006.
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Blake, Richard A.
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (movie reviews) America Jan 21, 1989 v160 n2 p41(2)

Canby. Vincent .
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (movie reviews) The New York Times Sept 23, 1988 v138 p16(N) pC1(L) col 3 (19 col in)

Deleyto, Celestino.
"Postmodernism and Parody in Pedro Almodoóvar's Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (1988)." Forum for Modern Language Studies , vol. 31 no. 1. 1995 Jan. pp: 49-63.
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Denby, David
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (movie reviews) New York Nov 21, 1988 v21 n46 p115(3)

Evans, Peter William.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown = Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios / Peter William Evans. London: British Film Institute, 1996. Series title: BFI modern classics.
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Forbes, Jill
"Ivan the Terrible." ("Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.") "Sight & S", Spring 89. Forbes,Jill: (Review). Sight & Sound LVIII/2, Spring 89; p.135. illus.

Girelli, Elisabetta.
"The Power of the Masquerade: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios and the Construction of Femininity." Hispanic Research Journal, Sep2006, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p251-258, 8p;
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Hodge, Polly J.
"The Role of Technology in Creative Productions by José Moreno Arenas and Pedro Almodóvar: Keep the Change, Doll and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." International Journal of the Humanities, 2010, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p137-146, 10p
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Kael, Pauline
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (movie reviews) The New Yorker Nov 14, 1988 v64 n39 p124(2)

Kissin, Eva H.
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (Review). Films in Review XL/2, Feb 89; p.108-109.

Klawans, Stuart
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (Review). The Nation Dec 5, 1988 v247 n17 p627(1) (275 words)
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Maddison, Stephen
"Pedro Almodoóvar and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: the heterosocial spectator and misogyny." In: Fags, hags, and queer sisters : gender dissent and heterosocial bonds in gay culture / Stephen Maddison. New York : St. Martin's Press , 2000.
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Mercorio, Giuliana; Karney, Robyn
"A Woman on the Verge." (Interview+Review). Films & Filming /416, June 89; p.28-30,45-46. illus., cred.
Carmen Maura describes the effect on her career of "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios" a

Rainer, P.
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (Review).American Film XV/3, Dec 89; p.70. illus.

Russo, Vito and Pally, M.
"Man of la mania. Camp Pedro." (Article+Interview) Film Comment XXIV/6, Nov-Dec 88; p.13-19.
Examines "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios" in the context of the filmmaker P.A.'s previous work, and discusses film and politics with him.

Stein, Elliott
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (Review) Film Comment Nov-Dec 1988 v24 n6 p62(1)

Willem, Linda M.
"Almodoóvar on the verge of Cocteau's La Voix humaine." Literature-Film Quarterly v26, n2 (April, 1998):142 (6 pages).
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"La Voix Humaine," a one-act play depicting a desperate women on the telephone to her lover after she learns he has left her for another, is the inspiration behind Almodoóvar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Almodoóvar's characters romp through Madrid only 48 hours before the phone call. But unlike Coceau's play, Almodoóvar character is emancipated from her lover. Contrary to what Almodoóvar has admitted, the film has created something new from the original concept of the play.



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