Pedro Almodóvar's filmssuch 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 feware 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 colorseach 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.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised|
|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
Law of Desire 63
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 77
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 92
High Heels 101
The Flower of My Secret 152
Live Flesh 167
All About My Mother 181
Talk to Her - Bad Education 211