Spanish Screen Fiction
Between Cinema and Television
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
This pioneering volume argues that cinema and television in Spain only make sense when considered together as twin vehicles for the screen fiction that has come to dominate the twenty-first century. Offering comparative readings of films such as Pedro Almodóvar’s classic Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown with his production company’s first foray into television production—a 2006 series called Women—alongside prize-winning workplace dramas watched by thousands on Spanish television, Alejandro Amenábar’s The Sea Inside, and the attempts to establish the dominant Latin American genre of the telenovela in the very different context of Spanish television.