The Pedro Almodóvar Archives: Art Edition is an unprecedented art edition monograph that Almodóvar has given TASCHEN publishing complete access to, including his archives, never-before-published images and personal photos he took during filming. The director has personally written captions for the book’s photos and invited Spanish authors to write introductions to each of his films, from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to All About My Mother, Talk to Her, and Volver. Almodóvar found fame with self-penned, gender-bending plots depicting the often comic misfortunes of junkies, nuns, housewives, whores, transvestites, and transsexuals. Praised by critics, championed by fellow filmmakers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, he has become the most successful Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel. His films draws on influences as diverse as Douglas Sirk, Frank Tashlin, Andy Warhol, and John Waters and borrows liberally from classic American cinema—including film noir, melodrama, and screwball comedy.
- Limited to 500 Signed & Numbered Copies
- Original Digital C-print Penélope, as Marilyn-
- Photographed & Signed by Pedro Almodóvar
- Original Filmstrip From a Copy of Volver
- Hardcover 10.6 x 14.6 in.
- 410 Pages