Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780719071362
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700952 | DOI:

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This chapter provides a synoptic view on the contributions of Álex de la Inglesia, a unique filmmaker. Jordi Sánchez Navarro, in Freaks en acción notes that de la Iglesia's films address an audience fluent in television, superhero comics, the costumbrista humour of Bruguera's comic strips, the sense of adventure of Tintin, the cinema of genres, Hitchcock and Star Wars. De la Iglesia's two projects immediately after Crimen Ferpecto – the television movie La habitación del niño and the feature-length Oxford Crimes – appear to illustrate the bifurcation in the director's work. Oxford Crimes is a literary adaptation based on the novel The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez, and is to be filmed in English with a British cast. It is a thriller, and is therefore firmly rooted in a popular genre.

Keywords: Crimen Ferpecto; superhero comics; Hitchcock; Star Wars; television movie; Oxford Crimes

Chapter.  1652 words. 

Subjects: Film

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