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Towards New Ways of Representing History: Generic Innovations in the Historical Biopic in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Pastor-González, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-20T14:37:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-20T14:37:18Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Comparativecinema/article/view/378430
dc.identifier 10.31009/cc.2021.v9.i16.04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/49600
dc.description.abstract As virtual sites of public memorialization, historical biopics play an important part in shaping our view of the past. The genre employs a range of formal and narrative strategies in order to create persuasive narratives about historical characters and events. However, nation-specific socio-cultural and industrial conditions frequently determine whose lives are deserving of biographical treatment and how their stories are told. The following comparative analysis of two recent historical biopics, Clara Campoamor, The Forgotten Woman (Clara Campoamor, la mujer olvidada, Laura Mañá, 2011) and While at War (Mientras dure la guerra, Alejandro Amenábar, 2019), foregrounds some of these nation-specific circumstances in the Spanish context. It then proposes that these two works employ innovative strategies that signal possible new avenues for the historical biopic in Spain. In the case of Clara Campoamor, Mañá suggests alternative ways of representing historical female figures in the public arena, whilst in his film Amenábar mobilizes the conventions of the Hollywood biopic to aid transnational readability.
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dc.publisher Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.relation.haspart http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Comparativecinema/article/view/378430/483352
dc.rights.uri Drets d'autor 2021 Comparative Cinema
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol. 9, Núm. 16 (2021): Biopic vs Biopic: Comparing Cinematic Lives; 52-74
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol 9, No 16 (2021): Biopic vs Biopic: Comparing Cinematic Lives; 52-74
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol. 9, Núm. 16 (2021): Biopic vs Biopic: Comparing Cinematic Lives; 52-74
dc.source.uri 2604-9821
dc.subject.other Historical biopic
dc.subject.other Feminist biopic
dc.subject.other Male melodrama
dc.subject.other Female suffrage in Spain
dc.subject.other Spanish Second Republic
dc.subject.other Laura Mañá
dc.subject.other Alejandro Amenábar
dc.subject.other Clara Campoamor
dc.subject.other Miguel de Unamuno
dc.title Towards New Ways of Representing History: Generic Innovations in the Historical Biopic in Spain
dc.title Towards New Ways of Representing History: Generic Innovations in the Historical Biopic in Spain
dc.title Towards New Ways of Representing History: Generic Innovations in the Historical Biopic in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.modified 2021-07-15T09:16:52Z


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