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Volver English Subtitles [Aug. 19th, 2007|01:48 pm]
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circlesofflame
I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this an unreasonable request or not, but I was wondering if anyone had any hard English subtitles for Volver.   All the ones I've seen aren't in particularly good English, or worse, don't make sense!
I'd be grateful for any help, or guidance to somewhere where I can download some good subtitles from.
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Viridiana (1961) [Jul. 23rd, 2007|06:10 pm]
Spanish Language Films

orpheus78
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[music |David Bowie-Ashes to Ashes]

Director: Luis Buñuel
Starring: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey
Country: Spain


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Eclipse (Criterion) To Release Carlos Saura Flamenco Trilogy!! [Jul. 18th, 2007|05:09 pm]
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orpheus78
[mood |contemplativeinterested]
[music |Gustavo Cerati-Crimen]

From the Eclipse website:

One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since. In his Flamenco Trilogy—Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El amor brujo—Saura merged his passion for music with his exploration of national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing—colorful paeans to bodies in motion as well as to cinema itself.

Blood Wedding
Carlos Saura began what would become his trilogy with this depiction of a single dress rehearsal for choreographer Antonio Gades’s adaptation of poet/playwright Federico García Lorca’s tale of passionate revenge. No mere recording of a ballet, Blood Wedding (Bodas de sangre) uses gripping camerawork and heart-pounding rhythmic editing to evoke the experience of moving with the dancers every step of the way.

Carmen
Saura’s biggest international box-office success was this self-reflexive meditation on both Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and the original novella by Prosper Mérimée. Antonio Gades plays a choreographer who gets involved with his neophyte lead dancer (Laura del Sol), and grows dangerously jealous. Depicting the ups and downs of their affair in between rehearsals for Gades’s ballet, Carmen is a visually hypnotic hall of mirrors in which the dancers become inseparable from their personas.

El Amor Brujo
The Flamenco Trilogy’s most straightforward narrative is also its most forthrightly theatrical, a modern take on composer Manuel de Falla’s gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El amor brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man (Antonio Gades) whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.

http://www.criterion.com/eclipse/eclipse_6.asp

Eclipse, which is part of The Criterion Collection, has been releasing a set of movies(focusing on a single director) each month since it started a few months ago, and as such this set should come out in October. Carlos Saura is one of those directors, who I have am familiar with, but whose work I haven't really seen with the exception of maybe two films. :(
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La Virgen de la Lujuria/The Virgin of Lust (2002) [Jul. 17th, 2007|10:18 am]
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orpheus78
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[music |Wire-The 15th]

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Starring: Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Alberto Estrella
Country: Mexico


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Canoa (1976) [Jun. 19th, 2007|05:20 pm]
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orpheus78
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Director: Felipe Cazals
Starring: Arturo Alegro, Julio Alejandro
Country: Mexico



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Representation Of Women [Jun. 16th, 2007|11:55 am]
Spanish Language Films

obviousxenigma
Hi everyone,

I’m new to this community, so I don’t know if this is allowed, but I need your help.

As part of my A2 Media course I have to put together a research project about Almodovar’s Representation Of Women

Any opinions or insights any of you have would be great.

For example:
Are there any common factors that link the women in his films?
Do you think his sexuality affect his depiction of women?
Anything else you thing would be useful for me.

Thanks
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Cria Cuervos (1976) [Jun. 10th, 2007|05:13 pm]
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orpheus78
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |Morphine-Candy]

The Criterion Collection will be releasing Carlos Saura's Cria Cuervos this August! I haven't seen it, but it sounds like a very important an interesting Spanish film.

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Here's the description from the Criterion Collection website:

Carlos Saura's exquisite Cria cuervos… heralded a turning point in Spain: shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy of fascism and its effects on a middle-class family (the title derives from the Spanish proverb: "Raise ravens and they’ll peck out your eyes"). Ana Torrent (the dark-eyed beauty from The Spirit of the Beehive) portrays the disturbed eight-year-old Ana, living in Madrid with her two sisters and mourning the death of her mother, whom she conjures as a ghost (an ethereal Geraldine Chaplin). Seamlessly shifting between fantasy and reality, the film subtly evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows.

http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=403

Ana Torrent who stars in Alejandro Amenabar's Tesis (1996) stars in this film as a child actor! I didn't know that she had been acting that long!
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Upcoming Almodovar Collection [Dec. 29th, 2006|02:51 am]
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orpheus78
I just found out about this! There's a new Pedro Almodovar DVD collection coming out in January of next year that collects nine of Almodovar's films. This is pretty good news since several of the movies in the set have been out of print for a while in the United States. The collection doesn't include every Almodovar film, but it looks like a pretty good set. The movies in the set are the following: Talk to Her, Bad Education, All about My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Live Flesh, Flower of My Secret, Matador, Law of Desire. I know some of the members of this group are fans of Almodovar so I figured that I would pass along this news.

Here's The Amazon Link
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2006|01:55 pm]
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ex_antibiot
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more Banderas
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Screenshots of Cria Cuervos - part 2 [Oct. 14th, 2006|05:53 pm]
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natashenka_s
Here is the remaining part
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