Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #222 - THE FILMS OF PEDRO ALMODOVAR

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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #222 - Pedro Almodovar

    Bad Education (2004)
    Talk To Her (2002)
    All About My Mother (1999)
    Live Flesh (1997)
    The Flower of My Secret (1995)
    Kika (1993)
    High Heels (1991)
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
    Law of Desire (1987)
    Matador (1986)
    Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (1985) (TV)
    What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
    Dark Habits (1983)
    Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
    Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
    Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
    Salomé (1978)
    Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
    Muerte en la carretera (1976)
    Sea caritativo (1976)
    Blancor (1975)
    Caída de Sódoma, La (1975)
    Homenaje (1975)
    Sueño, o la estrella, El (1975)
    Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (1974)
    Film político (1974)
     
  2. Brook K

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    Coming from an impoverished region of Spain, Almodovar began making short films with no formal training. These made him a popular counterculture figure in Franco's Spain and by the early 80's, he was able to make features. His zany comedies proved popular around the world and he has continued to develop as a filmmaker; creating dense, multi-layered dramas with a much higher degree of visual skill than his earlier work displayed. These films have made him the most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Bunuel and one of my favorite working directors.

    *1. Talk To Her - A
    2. All About My Mother - A
    3. Live Flesh - A- (with a breathtaking ending providing a simple visual metaphor for the end of Franco's regime)
    4. Bad Education - A- (have to see this again, I was tired and couldn't quite take it all in at the theater)
    5. The Flower of My Secret - B+
    6. Law of Desire - B+
    7. Volver - B+

    8. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - B
    9. Matador - B

    10. The Skin I Live In - B

    11. Dark Habits - B
    12. Broken Embraces - B-
    13. What Have I Done to Deserve This? - B-

    14. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! - C+

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    Still a number of his films I need to go back and see.
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    PEDRO ALMODOVAR

    Seen: 2
    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    Rank order:

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Volver ***[​IMG]
    Bad Education (2004) ***[​IMG]
    Talk To Her (2002) ****
    All About My Mother (1999) ***
    Live Flesh (1997) ***
    The Flower of My Secret (1995) **[​IMG]
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) ***
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) ***[​IMG]
    What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) **[​IMG]
    Dark Habits (1983) ***

     
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    Talk To Her (2002)
    Live Flesh (1997)
    All About My Mother (1999)
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

    Seen the above, in order of preference. I may have seen "High Heels", but I'm not sure.

    Have "Bad Education" in my to-watch DVD pile.
     
  6. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    1. Talk to Her
    2. All About My Mother
    3. Bad Education
    4. Live Flesh
    5. Volver
    6. Matador
     
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    Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
    Salomé (1978)
    Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
    Muerte en la carretera (1976)
    Sea caritativo (1976)
    Blancor (1975)
    Caída de Sódoma, La (1975)
    Homenaje (1975)
    Sueño, o la estrella, El (1975)
    Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (1974)
    Film político (1974)

    Seen 17
    Own 9
     
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    PEDRO ALMODOVAR (1949 - )


    Broken Embraces (2009)

    Volver (2006)

    Bad Education (2004)
    Talk To Her (2002)
    All About My Mother (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Live Flesh (1997)
    The Flower of My Secret (1995)
    Kika (1993)
    High Heels (1991)
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
    Law of Desire (1987)
    Matador (1986)
    Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (1985)
    What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
    Dark Habits (1983)
    Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
    Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
    Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
    Salomé (1978)
    Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
    Muerte en la carretera (1976)
    Sea caritativo (1976)
    Blancor (1975)
    Caída de Sódoma, La (1975)
    Homenaje (1975)
    Sueño, o la estrella, El (1975)
    Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (1974)
    Film político (1974)
     
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    Volver (2006) - 8/10
    Bad Education (2004) - 8/10
    All About My Mother (1999) - 10/10
    Talk To Her (2002) - 9/10
    Live Flesh (1997) - 7/10
    The Flower of My Secret (1995) - 8/10
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) - 6/10
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) - 9/10
    Law of Desire (1987) - 6/10
    Matador (1986) - 8/10
     
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    1. Talk to Her [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    2. All About My Mother [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Volver (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 15
    Own 5
     
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    VIVA PEDRO!!!

    The Flower of My Secret - B+
    Law of Desire - B+
    Matador - B
     
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    Miguel M Santos Stunt Coordinator

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    My marks out of 10:

    Volver (2006) - 8
    Bad Education (2004) - 9
    Talk To Her (2002) - 6
    All About My Mother (1999) - 7
    Live Flesh (1997) - 8.5
    Kika (1993) - 1
    High Heels (1991) - 9
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) - 7.5
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) - 7
    Law of Desire (1987) - 7
    Matador (1986) - 7.5
    What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) - 3
    Dark Habits (1983) - 3
    Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980) - 6

    KIKA put me off Almodovar for many years but after BAD EDUCATION I have decided to go back with a vengeance
     
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    The Flower of My Secret **1/2 out of ****
     
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    Volver - B+
     
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    ALL RATINGS OUT OF [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (FIVE) STARS

    Volver (2006) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Bad Education (La Mala Educación) (2004) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella) (2002)
    All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Live Flesh (Carne Trémula) (1997)
    The Flower of My Secret (La Flor de Mi Secreto) (1995)
    Kika (1993) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) (1991)
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) (1990) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) (1988)
    Law of Desire (La Ley del Deseo) (1987)
    Matador (1986)
    Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (1985) (TV)
    What Have I Done to Deserve This? (¿Qué he Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto?) (1984)
    Dark Habits (Entre Tinieblas) (1983)
    Labyrinth of Passion (Laberinto de Pasiones) (1982)
    Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom y Otras Chicas del Montón) (1980)
    Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
    Salomé (1978)
    Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
    Muerte en la carretera (1976)
    Sea caritativo (1976)
    Blancor (1975)
    Caída de Sódoma, La (1975)
    Homenaje (1975)
    Sueño, o la estrella, El (1975)
    Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (1974)
    Film político (1974)
     
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    Volver ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    added All About My Mother (1999) - 10/10
     
  20. Brian.L

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    Updated with Volver (2006) [​IMG][​IMG] Apparently I'm the only one that thought this was a bad Mexican soap opera.
     

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