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The author explores the use of documentary film techniques in Carlos Saura's "Deprisa, deprisa," or "Hurry, Hurry." The movie was made in Spain in 1980 during a period of rising crime and was part of a genre of films that depicted "cops and robbers." The movie features young people in the outskirts of Madrid who felt it was easier to steal things than work for them. The author explores the historical context of the movie's time period and analyzes the effect of Spain's political uncertainty after Franco's death.

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Quarterly Review of Film and Video


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