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Pedro Almodóvar's films—such as Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, All About My Mother, and Talk to Her, to name a few—are colorful and deeply felt celebrations of life and love. The influence of these works, which have been feted around the world, has been immense, and Almodóvar on Almodóvar tells the personal story of the man and his wonderfully vivid and outrageous vision.

Almodóvar came of age during an austere time in rural Spain: the 1950s, the age of the Cold War, of mambo, of Balenciaga, of the Korean War, of the Hungarian Revolution, of the death of Stalin. But none of these events bore any impact on his village. In response, Almodóvar proceeded to carve for himself a unique niche in contemporary cinema with films bursting with vibrant energy and vivid, primary colors—each frame saturated with passions, releasing a pure, visual, visceral emotion. In these frank and passionate conversations, Almodóvar discusses his astonishing life and career with a humor that is distinctly his own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571231928
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 234,530
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

In 2002, Pedro Almodóvar was nominated for Best Director and received the Oscar for Best Screenplay for Talk to Her.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sense and Sensation   Frederic Strauss
Pepi, Luci, Bom     1
Labyrinth of Passion     21
Dark Habits     30
What Have I Done to Deserve This?     43
Matador     53
Law of Desire     63
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown     77
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!     92
High Heels     101
Kika     122
The Flower of My Secret     152
Live Flesh     167
All About My Mother     181
Talk to Her - Bad Education     211
Filmography     231
Index     247

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