Re-visions of Masculinity in Spanish Cinema (1939-2019)
Edited By Juan Rey
Cinema, whether it is understood as entertainment, business, criticism, or art, is always a reflection of the society in which it is born. Men on the Screen is a review of masculinity in cinema made in Spain by Spanish directors from 1939 to the present. The objective of this volume is, then, to observe the different types of masculinities, whose classification gives rise to a chronology that goes from the man who embodies the dream dreamt by the dictator Franco to the modern man, who is lost in his labyrinth, while also examining the repressed men, those men who have strayed and who live in the city, the rascals and braggarts, those who fight every day just to survive, the petty criminals, those men who divest themselves of the rancid national-Catholicism in order to be themselves, those who are caring, those who harass and kill their prey, the heroes, those who seduce women with their gab, corrupt politicians, those who sell their bodies, grandparents, violent and chauvinistic men, those who live in anguish for the passage of time, and even those immured by repressing and hypocritical morality. All of the masculine categories delineated above indicate that cinema is a reflection of the great changes experienced by Spanish society during these years. During this long period, Spain has gone from being a poor, isolated, dark, sad, politically and religiously depressed country to becoming a dynamic, modern country, one of the great countries of the West. And these transformations, these men, who are diverse, who are in conflict at times, and who are depressed, hopeful, hungry, consumerist, and dreamers—they are what cinema gathers. What follows next is a catalog of men who have wandered and roamed the Spanish screens.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Rey, Juan, editor.
Title: Men on the screen: re-visions of masculinity in Spanish cinema
(1939-2019) / edited by Juan Rey.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.
Series: Masculinity studies: literary and cultural representations; vol. 9
ISSN 2161-2692 (print) | 2161-2706 (online)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2019033890 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6357-9 (hardback: alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6358-6 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6359-3 (epub)
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