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The Films of Jess Franco


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Antonio Lazaro-Reboll is senior lecturer in Hispanic studies at the University of Kent (UK), where he teaches Spanish and European film. He is the author of Spanish Horror Film and co-editor with Andrew Willis of Spanish Popular Cinema.

Ian Olney is an associate professor of English at York College of Pennsylvania, where he teaches film studies. He is the author of Zombie Cinema and Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture, as well as numerous essays on European cinema and the horror film.


The Films of Jess Franco succeeds admirably in supporting the long overdue recognition of Franco as a cinematic (anti-) auteur whose career and work are worthy of in-depth analysis. [. . .] For the long-suffering Franco-phile, the publication of this book signals the vindication of a previously overlooked moviemaker worthy of serious study and unbridled celebration.--Michael Orlando Yaccarino "co-author of the biography Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati and articles Marquis Value: From Sade to Screen and Bloody Banquet on films by Jess Franco" (8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM)
The authors in The Films of Jess Franco, by the mere choice of Franco as a critical focus, exhibit a commitment to intensive research. The product of this research is an engaging look at a forgotten corner of exploitation cinema. . . . The book proves that Franco's oeuvre has been almost criminally ignored, his horrotica a deep well for an academic discussion of exploitation cinema's artistic merits.--Alex Brannan "Film International" (9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM)

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