Almodóvar has continued to draw inspiration from his underprivileged childhood in a remote corner of La Mancha, making melodramas bursting with heightened passions.
Titles in the Master of Cinema series are lively and accessible introductions to the life and work of the world’s greatest film directors. Each book provides the keys to understanding a director’s career, from their earliest projects to their most recent films, alongside a complete filmography, film stills, on-set pictures and film posters.
Each title has 96 pages and 100 photographs, and features clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected film critics, journalists and scholars. For example, the title on David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Lost Highway) describes him as a director breathing new life into the sensory experiences of film audiences and disrupting narrative logic to mysterious and mystifying effect.