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Spanish SpacesLandscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture$
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Ann Davies

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318221

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317750

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Memory: landscapes of the past in Guillermo del Toro's Spanish films

Memory: landscapes of the past in Guillermo del Toro's Spanish films

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(p.21) Chapter Two Memory: landscapes of the past in Guillermo del Toro's Spanish films
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Spanish Spaces
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317750.002

This chapter describes Guillermo del Toro's highly successful El laberinto del fauno and El espinazo del diablo. These Spanish films present landscapes of fantasy and horror generic to international and particularly Hollywood cinema. They also offer an opportunity to invoke a call to care through the desire to rewrite history as if the losers of the Spanish Civil War had in fact been the winners. This chapter shows that del Toro draws the attention to the landscape as landscape, moving backwards and forwards between a narrative mode and a spectacular mode.

Keywords:   landscapes, Guillermo del Toro, El laberinto del fauno, El espinazo del diablo, Spanish films, Spanish Civil War, fantasy, horror, memory

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