Anybody here a fan of Pedro Almódovar?
I ask, because I'd especially like to know what movie aficionados from countries other than the US or Spain think of this great director.
I think he's among the 5 greatest contemporary directors.
Huge fan. I first saw Las Mujres al borde un attaque nervioso in high school, and several of his films after that. It's funny but I was in Barnes and Noble last night and they had a special Pedro Alodovar collection at my location with his early films.
For those who do like his work, the NY Times published an excellent interview featuring Almódovar and Penelope Cruz. The URL is below, but if it doesn't work, go to The Times site and search for Almodovar.
The piece is a delight. (As is Penelope, especially. There's nothing superficial about this fine woman, believe me.)
Regarding any particular word as a conversation killer. All a person has to do is ask the other why they have that particular opionion and the converstion continues.
I have probably seen an Almódovar film but can't recall it at this moment.Something about the trailers and advertisements always chills me to the idea of making a special trip to the theater but I think I should probably watch a DVD to get an understanding of his work.
So Heidita, what is it about him that is not your cup of tea?Something for me to keep in mind as I watch the film.
Someone recommend the film I should choose to enlighten myself about this director.
I enjoy his films very much. I'm no film expert or critic, but I find that his films are usually quite different and more insightful than many that are produced these days. So yes, I am a fan. Just curious, have you watched his films in the originial language or dubbed?
!Que una sopresa!
His movies feature such great insight, respect, and love for strong women. Like the role Penelope Cruz played in "Volver," for instance.
But congratulations! You discovered the perfect way to kill a question.
I think he's great! I've seen everything he's done.
O...m...g....I hate him....definitely not my bag.