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'Madrid me mata':Killing the Husband in Pedro Almodóvar's ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? and Alex de la Iglesia's La comunidad

Camino, Mercedes (2005) 'Madrid me mata':Killing the Husband in Pedro Almodóvar's ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? and Alex de la Iglesia's La comunidad. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 41 (3). pp. 333-342.

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Abstract

In ¿Qué he hecho yo …!! and La comunidad, Carmen Maura plays Gloria and Julia, two characters who struggle to survive in Madrid. In addition to offering a commentary on late-twentieth-century sexism, these films foreground class prejudices and the tensions of a big urban centre. Both films enact the famous slogan of the 1980s, “Madrid me mata”, to suggest that these women's husbands need to be killed for a new environment to be born.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Forum for Modern Language Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spanish film ; Almodóvar, Pedro ; de la Iglesia, Alex ; Madrid ; movida, gender and film
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 50524
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2011 14:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 14:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50524

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