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RELEASES! Stoker (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013) | BASIC CLASSICS! Brief Encounter (1945), Saturday night and Sunday morning (1960)

May 8, 2013

Two great releases are going to be shown on screens in the coming days, the new adaptation of the cult novel The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet…) and Stoker, the American debut of a very interesting filmmaker from Korea, Park Chan-wook who has great success the last decade with the ultraviolent film Old Boy. There are two superb British classics in CBA: Brief Encounter and Saturday night and Sunday morning, a must!

RELEASE! Stoker (2013) by Park Chan-wook

Critics are divided analyzing Park Chan-wook’s debut in Hollywood. Korean director has had to soften his extreme style (that use to be very bloody) for American audiences and the result looks like a Hitchcock film. Starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Masikowska (the last Jane Eyre), this is the best option if you like thriller movies.

Stoker posterr

 Stoker [Stoker, 2013]-Directed by Park Chan-wook

Screenplay: Wentworth Miller

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Mia Masikowska, Matthew Goode, Jackie Weaver

Genre: Thriller

Nationality: USA

Length: 98 min.

Synopsis: After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

Rolling Stone has written:

RELEASE! The Great Gatsby (2013) by Baz Luhrmann

At last (this film was announced for 2012) we can enjoy the Baz Luhrmann’s return. There is always controversy with his releases, his personal style can be very excessive and baroque but this is something negative or positive, it depends of the spectator. It is not easy to adapt this American literature classic written in 20s but excessive as it is there are a plenty of fans of his films.

The great gatsby

The Great Gatsby [El gran Gatsby, 2013]-Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Screenplay: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce (Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Macguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: Australia

Length: 143 min.

Synopsis: A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Hollywood Reporter has written:

BASIC CLASSICS! Brief encounter (1945) by David Lean

David Lean is a safe. This is one of the most important films in his incredible career because he has a great success with this passionate love story. A curiosity: after this release, David Lean could roll the two Dicken’s adaptations of his filmography: Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948). Then came the most popular films as The bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) or Doctor Zhivago (1965). So excellent a director!

Brief Encounter

Cine Estudio Círculo de Bellas Artes

Calle Marqués de Riera 2, Metro: Banco de España

Tickets 5,5 € [4 Reduced]

On Thursday 9th 5.00pm; On Friday 10th 5.00 pm; On Sunday 12th 10.00 pm.

Brief encounter [Breve encuentro, 1945]-Directed by David Lean

Screenplay: Noël Coward, David Lean, Anthony Havelock Allan

Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 85 min.

Synopsis: Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

Top 12 in The Best 100 British Films by Time Out London:

BASIC CLASSICS! Saturday night and Sunday morning (1960) by Karel Reisz

The other British basic classic of the weekend on CBA screen is this film which it is said that this title is a good example of Free Cinema, one of the mean British Cinema movements in Twenty Century. This films were considered free in the sense that they were made outside the confines of the film industry and so they had a personal style influenced by this condition. All the great titles of this movement (such as If…, This sporting life or A taste of honey) are very important in British culture.


Cine Estudio Círculo de Bellas Artes

Calle Marqués de Riera 2, Metro: Banco de España

Tickets 5,5 € [4 Reduced]

On Saturday 11th 5.00 pm; On Sunday 12th 7.30 pm.

Saturday night

Saturday night and Sunday morning [Sábado noche, domingo mañana]-Directed by Karel Reisz

Screenplay: Allan Sillitoe (based on his own novel)

Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Ann Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Genre: Drama | Free Cinema

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 89 min.

Synopsis: A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

Top 22 in The Best 100 British Films by Time Out London:



March 14, 2012


The next 15th on March we are going to watch one of the best Dickens’s adaptation: GREAT EXPECTATIONS. A British film directed by David Lean.

Conducing by Antonio Morales (screenwriter), accompanied by Alejandra Frade (producer) and Bruce St. Clair (director):


6.00 p.m.  GREAT EXPECTATIONS (115 min.) Original Version with Subtitles

8.00 p.m.  DISCUSSION:

-Dickens topics

-Great Expectations remakes

-From novel to cinema: the success of the adaptation

Do not miss it!


Doctors starring TV series!

June 4, 2008

Just thought, wow, isn’t it funny? So many! (None of them women, though!) Let me mention the name of the TV series and link to some info on that. Here are these grumpy yet lovable TV doctors!
Becker Actor: Ted Danson playing a white atheist doctor, and a smoker, working in The Bronx. The two nurses he’s got are great. And then there’s some more interesting characters at the diner where they meet.
Northern Exposure  Actor: Rob Morrow playing a New Yorker who’s sent to Nowhere Land to set up his doctor’s office. Some secondary actors are very interesting, at least, unknown prototypes in Spain! They include two Indian characters, his nurse and a very handsome boy who is mad about movies! Then there’s an ex astronaut, and a woman pilot whose boyfriends keep dying, and an anarchist old lady who is really witty! You should watch it some day. It’s kind of different for us in Spain.
House – well, you probably know about this one. Funnily enough, the main character, Hugh Laurie, is British, so if you’ve got him in the British TV series he took part in “A bit of Fry & Laurie“, you’ll be able to compare his accents, because in “House” he uses a US American accent! Watch this wonderful YouTube interview on US TV!
All of them are mavericks and grumpy as hell!


The Baby Human. Geniuses in Diapers

April 12, 2008

AMAZING NEWS: BABY HUMAN. DESARROLLO Y COMPORTAMIENTO has just been released!!! We can buy it and watch it both in Spanish and English!!! The 2 DVDs contain the 6 episodes. The company seems to be DIVISA HOME VIDEO 2006. As you can see, they’ve changed the title, but it’s the same collection we were referring to.

The 6 episodes of this documentary are about the development of human intelligence from 0 to 2 years old. We cannot get the DVD yet because it’s only for Region 1 (America), but Canal+ showed it years ago and then you can find it on the Net.
The episodes are: To Walk, To Talk, To Relate, To Belong, To Feel, To Think.
At Talking People there are some activities for the episode “To Belong”
From the Back Cover
Imagine you’re suddenly thrust into a world where you can’t speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby. For the first time, experience the first two years of a child’s life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they really see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn or speak? It’s an incredible journey each of us has taken–but none of us remember. Get a carpet-and-crib eye view of the baby’s world as they take their first humorous, death-defying, wondrous steps into life.