Welcome to the community!
Maybe we can get some good discussion going in this group.
So - a random fun question as a starting point for discussion: Which is your favorite Almodovar film?
Right now, it's "La Ley del Deseo", but I also love "Hable con Ella" and "Todo Sobre mi Madre".
All those films made me cry, and I really loved the message of "La Ley del Deseo": that it hurts to love, that one must destroy oneself completely to love. And I love Carmen Maura.
Actually, "La ley del deseo" is one of the few Almodovar films I have yet to see. Since you say it is your favorite, I'll have to make it a point to see it soon. My favorite is "Todo sobre mi madre"--that film is just beautiful and makes me cry, too. But I also have very much enjoyed "Volver," "Hable con ella," "Atame!" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."
BTW, I wrote a review of "Volver" last year for my website. You might be curious to check it out:http://www.chisdes.com/volver.html
You totally have to see "La Ley del Deseo". You'll never think about love the same way, I swear.
I have "Atame!", but there is something wrong with the subtitles, so I can't watch it. I'll see where I can get "Women of the verge of a nervous breakdown".
You know the part in "Todo sobre mi Madre" where Manuela screams "Hijo mio, hijo mio!!!!!!!"? I started crying so hard!!! And at "Hable con Ella", where Benigno dies, I had to stuff a hanky into my mouth to stop crying!
I'm sorry if I'm rambling, it's just that I have so few people to discuss this stuff with.
It's great that we can discuss these films here. Yea, I know--both those parts made me cry, too.
That sucks about "Atama!" I hope you can get the subtitles fixed.
I tried to get "La ley del deseo" but apparently it's not available in the US on DVD. :( Hopefully it will be soemday soon.
It's sad you can't get it legally... that film's really worth watching.
I haven't seen Law of Desire either, but it's in that Almodovar set that I bought. However, it doesn't look like the movie is available on its own. :/
Hola!! Bien venido! tambien soy nuevo miembro.. Todo lo espanol es mi pasion..)))
Ah... I could understand that!
Is it okay for me to reply in English?
Oops.. Sorrry. I just thought that a person crazy about Spanish cinema speaks Spanish )))..
So I am also a new member and I love all Spansh )) Not only cinema, but also culture, music, language etc..)
whta about the community? Interesting to communicate?
sorry.. my english may it's not very good..
No it's actually unusual for me not to speak Spanish because evrything I like is in Spanish- music, poetry, evrything.
You're English is great, and I have a feeling I'd communicate great with you :).
Don't you speak spanish ay all? It's a special language.. Very funny one.)))
What do you think?
I know the swearwords... and I know a little other than that, and sometimes I can understand it if you speak, so I guesss you can talk Spanglish... I think it's a beautiful and poetic language.
2008-03-24 06:51 pm (UTC)
Spanglish.. very funny!!))))))) Yes, I guess I speak Spanglish..))
So do you listen to Spanish bands as well?
Not really..)) I do not know good bands may be. I listen to them only to sing in Spanish )
Do you know good rock, alternative in Spanish?
Alternative... hmm, all the people I listen to usually mix folk with rock... but I'll tell you some good ones:
El Sueno de Morfeo
Diego Martin (He's solo)
2008-03-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, I forgot, Cuisillos is Banda, not rock, but I still like their music. Sorry.