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Studying Talk to Her

Emily Hughes

Abstract

Talk to Her (2002) is a hugely rich and interesting though ambiguous film that met with both popular success and critical acclaim. The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay and has been hailed by some critics as Pedro Almodóvar's masterpiece. Yet like most of Almodóvar's films, little is clear cut. The characters are complex and our affinity and empathy for them shifts throughout the film. This book provides an in-depth analysis of both the formal elements of the film (its narrative, genre, and auteur study) and the themes and issues it raises, discussing the social context of modern ... More

Keywords: film, best original screenplay, Pedro Almodóvar, modern Spain, iconography, gender, rape, Talk to Her

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733438
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Hughes, author
Morpeth School