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Spanish Screen Fiction: Between Cinema and Television

Paul Julian Smith


This book argues that cinema and television in Spain only make sense when considered together as twin vehicles for screen fiction. The Spanish audiovisual sector is now one of the most successful in the world, with feature films achieving wider distribution in foreign markets than nations with better-known cinematic traditions and newly innovative TV formats, already dominant at home, now widely exported. Beyond the industrial context, which has seen close convergence of the two media, this book also examines the textual evidence for crossover between cinema and television at the level of narr ... More

Keywords: television in Spain, screen fiction, Spanish audiovisual sector, feature films, innovative TV formats, Almodóvar, El Deseo, TV production, Mujeres, flat share comedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312014
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315732


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Julian Smith, author