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Encyclopedia > Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar (born September 24, 1949) is a Spanish filmmaker. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Biography

He was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha and grew up in Extremadura. At the age of sixteen he moved to Madrid, he worked in a number of jobs before settling down for twelve years at Telefónica. His first commercial film was shown in 1980 although he had been making short Super 8 or 16 mm films since 1980, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (English title: Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom) had been shot over eighteen months. He writes and directs most of his film and has also acted and produced. Ciudad Real is a province of central Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile_La Mancha. ... Capital Toledo Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 3rd 79 463 km² 15,7% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 9th  1 782 038  4,3%  22,43/km² Demonym  – English  – Spanish  Castilian-Manchego  castellano-manchego Statute of Autonomy August 16, 1982 ISO 3166-2 CM Parliamentary representation  – Congress seats... Capital Mérida Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 5th  41 634 km²  8,2% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 13th  1 073 050  2,6%  25,77/km² Demonym  – English  – Spanish  —  extremeño/a, castúo Statute of Autonomy February 26, 1983 ISO 3166-2 EX Parliamentary representation  – Congress seats  – Senate... Coat of arms Plaza de España (Spain square) Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W. Population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,093,000 (Madrilenes, madrileños) as of 2003 estimates. ... Telefónica S.A. (NYSE: TEF) (TYO: 9481) is the national telephone network operator (telco) in Spain. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Super 8mm film is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format. ... (Redirected from 16mm film) 16mm film was initially created in the 1920s as an inexpensive amateur alternative to the conventional 35 mm film format. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Almodóvar is best known for his use of melodrama, improbable circumstances and high camp in his movies. However a theme that recurs in his work is the connections and/or the desire to connect with others. His characters, in all their many forms, are attempting to 'come home', find safety, fulfillment and love with those around them to dispel an almost universal loneliness. Through his use of intellectually and socially marginal characters, Almodóvar is able to take the search for fulfillment to extremes that mainstream society seldom tolerates. The extreme actions undertaken by his characters, like the kidnap and seduction of a woman by a recently released mental patient (played by Antonio Banderas) in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! drives home the point that the urge to be with someone is strong enough to merit drastic action. Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... The term camp—normally used as an adjective, even though earliest recorded uses employed it mainly as a verb—refers to the deliberate and sophisticated use of kitsch, mawkish or corny themes and styles in art, clothing or conversation. ... Mask of Zorro cover Antonio Banderas IPA: (  listen) (born August 10, 1960), born José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, is a Spanish actor born in Málaga. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1990 films | Spanish films ...


Awards

The palace in which the festival takes place. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 film written and directed by the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan and Penélope Cruz. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Talk to Her (Hable con ella) is a 2002 film written and directed by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, and Rosario Flores. ... Talk to Her (Hable con ella) is a 2002 film written and directed by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, and Rosario Flores. ... All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 film written and directed by the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan and Penélope Cruz. ...

Filmography

1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma and... Poster for Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma and... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1990 films | Spanish films ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for Tacones lejanos Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) is a 1991 Spanish film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Marisa Paredes and Victoria Abril. ... Poster for Tacones lejanos Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) is a 1991 Spanish film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Marisa Paredes and Victoria Abril. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for Todo sobre mi madre All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 film written and directed by the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan and Penélope Cruz. ... All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 film written and directed by the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan and Penélope Cruz. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Talk to Her (Hable con ella) is a 2002 film written and directed by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, and Rosario Flores. ... Talk to Her (Hable con ella) is a 2002 film written and directed by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, and Rosario Flores. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Movie poster for Bad Education Bad Education (La mala educación) is a 2004 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about two reunited childhood friends (and lovers) in the vein of an Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery. ... Movie poster for Bad Education Bad Education (La mala educación) is a 2004 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about two reunited childhood friends (and lovers) in the vein of an Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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