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Vilaseca, Stephen Luis

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M.A. (Master of Arts)

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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


Spain--History--20th century; Art criticism; Film studies; Music; Art movements--Spain--20th century; Social movements--Spain--20th century; Social change--Spain


The research I have done for this thesis is about the songs and movies that were created during la Movida madrilena during the decades of the seventies and eighties, and how this art served as an influence for those Spaniards who wanted to live with more freedom. In this thesis I analyze lyrics, as well as movies from the most predominant artist of that time; artists such as Alaska, Miguel Bose, Nacha Pop, Hombres G, Mecano, or the great film maker Pedro Almodovar, amongst other ones, are the ones in which I focused my research. Seeing these arts up close and what happened during its time, I have come to the conclusion that the art which came to be during la Movida, served as a political and cultural movement for the generation of those two decades, as well as for the coming generations.


Advisor: Stephen Vilaseca.||Committee members: Mary Cozad; Linda Saborio.


67 pages




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