No laughing matter?
Comedy and the Spanish Civil War in cinema
in The war that won't die
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This chapter explores whether it is possible to narrativise the civil war as a comedy through an exploration of four Spanish productions from the 1980s and 1990s that utilise comic elements: ¡Ay Carmela!, Belle Époque, La vaquilla and Libertarias/Libertarians. It examines whether the past contains discernible patterns and whether representations of the past, written or cinematic, are determined by the intrinsic nature of the events that they purport to represent or, conversely, whether these representations are determined by the emplotment and narrativisation choices of those operating in the present.

The war that won't die

The Spanish Civil War in cinema

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