Cinema at the service of Spanish nationalism

The Franco dictatorship used film to promote a nationalist discourse built on the fatherland, Catholicism, military values and their interpretation of the Civil War as a foundational element of the regime. And he promoted that speech through censorship and subsidies. The analysis is part of a theoretical framework in which…

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And the trenches of the Civil War turned into a Broadway nightmare

Of the 2,800 Americans who were part of the International Brigades during the Civil War, about 750 died, including Phil Schachter. They were young idealists of the working class (unemployed sailors, stevedores, textile workers) affiliated with the Communist Party, but also rich graduates of prestigious universities. They arrived from practically…

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How franchises are poisoning Hollywood

Hollywood has run out of ideas and its audience does not seem to bother him in the least. At least, the public that is staying. A devastating fact: of the thirty highest-grossing films of 2017, twenty-four were remakes or episodes of franchises (sequels, prequels, reboots). Twenty-four of thirty! Among the…

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El Zato Ichi by Kitano Takeshi, a different way of seeing him

Cinema made in Japan, with music composed by the maestro Keiichi Suzuki Pelicula awarded in different festivals Award for the best film, public prize and prize for the best soundtrack at the International Film Festival of Catalonia (2003). Silver Lion for the best direction, public prize and Golden Lion nomination…

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The werewolf that horrified Carrero Blanco

When Carrero Blanco, after requesting a private viewing of El bosque del lobo (Pedro Olea, 1970) to determine if it should be censored or not, it was already late: it had been shown at the Valladolid film festival, then called “religious festival and human values “, and the film, far…

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The silence of the sheep

Welcome to the future, the era of politically correct, hypocritical euphemisms and contagious manipulation. Lambs cloned by Inditex, fed of things without gluten or soul, going to currar happy although they do not pay us, governed by corrupt that mortgaged by their past, steal our present and rent the future.…

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