Adaptaciones cinematográficas en la década de los 40 de las novelas de Fernández Flórez ambientadas en Galicia
The Thesis develops a comparative analysis of four novels written by Fernández Flórez (Huella de luz, El fantasma, La casa de la lluvia, Ha entrado un ladrón) and their respective film adaptations, made during the forties. The study seeks to contextualize in a specific parameter (the Spanish cinema of the forties) some formal features and some thematic constants contributed by Wenceslao Fernández Flórez. Through the concept of the conscience of the defeated, an attempt is made to answer the two following questions: Why is Wenceslao Fernández Flórez one of the Spanish writers most adapted to cinema? Why are their adaptations mostly concentrated during the 1940s?
The conscience of the defeated implies a melancholic look of life that floods all the characters that star in the stories of Fernández Flórez, an awareness that after the Civil War is extended by all the real individuals of our country, in such a way that this defeatist conscience is the one that fulfills the function of bridge between the literary work of the Galician writer in the twenties, and the Spanish cinematography of the forties.