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


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#1 of 36 Brook K

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Posted July 27 2005 - 03:24 AM

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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)

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 36 Brook K

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Posted July 27 2005 - 03:39 AM

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+

Own: 1


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


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 36 george kaplan

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Posted July 27 2005 - 03:42 AM

PEDRO ALMODOVAR

Seen: 2
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Own: 0

Rank order:

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

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#4 of 36 SteveGon

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Posted July 27 2005 - 05:07 AM

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



#5 of 36 Elizabeth S

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Posted July 27 2005 - 07:30 AM

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 of 36 Kirk Tsai

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Posted July 27 2005 - 09:57 AM

Ranking:

1. Talk to Her
2. All About My Mother
3. Bad Education
4. Live Flesh
5. Volver
6. Matador

#7 of 36 Bill McA

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Posted July 27 2005 - 10:04 AM


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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Pedro Almodovar
Sep 24, 1949 -



The Skin I Live In (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Broken Embraces (2009) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Volver (2006) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Bad Education (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Talk To Her (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
All About My Mother (1999) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Live Flesh (1997) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Flower of My Secret (1995) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Kika (1993) Posted ImagePosted Image
High Heels (1991)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Law of Desire (1987) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Matador (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (1985) (TV)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Used to own the LD)
Dark Habits (1983) Posted ImagePosted Image
Labyrinth of Passion (1982) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980) Posted ImagePosted Image
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


       

#8 of 36 Jim_K

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Posted July 27 2005 - 10:54 AM

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PEDRO ALMODOVAR (1949 -     )


Broken Embraces (2009)

Volver (2006)

Bad Education (2004)
Talk To Her (2002)
All About My Mother (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Live Flesh (1997)
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Kika (1993)
High Heels (1991)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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)


Death before Streaming!


#9 of 36 Arman

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#10 of 36 Martin Teller

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Posted September 06 2006 - 03:14 AM

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


#11 of 36 Kristian

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#12 of 36 Bill McA

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Posted September 10 2006 - 02:40 AM

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Volver (2006) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Own 5
       

#13 of 36 Brook K

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Posted September 25 2006 - 11:32 AM

Updated:

VIVA PEDRO!!!

The Flower of My Secret - B+
Law of Desire - B+
Matador - B

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#14 of 36 Miguel M Santos

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Posted December 05 2006 - 04:12 AM

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

#15 of 36 SteveGon

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Posted December 23 2006 - 01:15 AM

The Flower of My Secret **1/2 out of ****

#16 of 36 Brook K

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Updated:

Volver - B+
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#17 of 36 Brian.L

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ALL RATINGS OUT OF Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (FIVE) STARS

Volver (2006) Posted ImagePosted Image
Bad Education (La Mala Educación) (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella) (2002)
All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (1999) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Live Flesh (Carne Trémula) (1997)
The Flower of My Secret (La Flor de Mi Secreto) (1995)
Kika (1993) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) (1991)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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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#18 of 36 SteveGon

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Posted February 09 2007 - 01:42 AM

Volver ***1/2 out of ****

#19 of 36 Martin Teller

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Posted April 24 2007 - 04:11 PM

added All About My Mother (1999) - 10/10

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Updated with Volver (2006) Posted ImagePosted Image Apparently I'm the only one that thought this was a bad Mexican soap opera.
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