Francoist kitsch is interpreted as an essential part of a politically eclectic discourse whose study brings together aesthetics, film theory and the politics of fascist Spain. Drawing on conceptual work on fascism by thinkers such as Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Christopher Bollas, Mark Neocleous and Susan Sontag, and on studies on kitsch by Hermann Broch, Matei Calinescu, Gillo Dorfles, Umberto Eco and Saul Friedländer, among others, my theoretical framework elucidates how Francoism appropriated the fetishistic nature of cinema and kitsch aesthetics, relying on its potential both to mobilize and secure ideological control over the Spanish citizenry.
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