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Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás 1928-1996

Overview
Works: 193 works in 660 publications in 8 languages and 7,084 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  Melodrama  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Film editor, Scenarist, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Fresa y chocolate Strawberry and chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David, a student at Havana University, is devastated when his girlfriend marries someone else. When he meets a gay artist, Diego, he is drawn to his cultured lifestye and a friendship forms between them
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bureaucrat gets the opportunity to test his scheme for transporting dead bodies around the island when his aunt dies [c.f. Halliwell's]
Memorias del subdesarrollo Memories of underdevelopment by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bourgeois property owner decides to stay in Cuba after the revolution and must examine his life and values in a new social and political milieu
La Ultima Cena The last supper ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper
La muerte de un burocrata The death of a bureaucrat by Tomas Gutterriez Alea ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarcastic and humorous portrayal of Cuban bureaucracy as seen in the story of a man's mounting frustration with his fruitless attempts to procure the pension of a recently-deceased uncle
Memories of underdevelopment : Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director. Inconsolable memories : Edmundo Desnoes, author by Edmundo Desnoes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes the complete English continuity script of the film, Memorias del subdesarollo (Memories of underdevelopment) directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and the complete English translation (entitled 'Inconsolable memories') of Edmundo Desnoes' novel of the same name on which it was based
Cartas del parque Letters from the park by Gabriel García Márquez ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two shy young lovers enlist the help of a poet to write passionate letters to each other. When the poet becomes enamored of the young woman, the three are faced with a perplexing dilemma
Fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Cuban film details the unusual relationship between the flamboyant, educated Diego (Jorge Perugorría) and the young, homophobic, pro-Revolution David (Vladimir Cruz). Miserable at being dumped by his girlfriend, David at first spurns the attentions of Diego; however, at the prompting of his Communist roommate, Miguel (Francisco Gattorno), he cultivates an acquaintanceship with Diego in order to investigate his liberal leanings. Of course, Diego's cultured ways prove fascinating to the younger man and a true friendship grows. Add the slightly crazy neighbor Nancy (Mirta Ibarra), who frequently attempts suicide, as romantic fodder for David, and this playful drama becomes a heartwarming film
Hasta cierto punto Up to a certain point ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba tells the story of an educated, liberal filmmaker who, in doing research for a film about the social problem of machismo in Cuban society, finds himself falling in love with the sexy, liberated Lina, a pioneering female dockworker
Las doce sillas by tomas (director) Gutierrez alea ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich woman decides, before dying, to hide the family jewels under a chair lining. Her son-in-law and his ex-driver find this out and undertake a desperate search for the treasure, which gives rise to amusing situations and incredible adventures
The Cuban masterworks collection Obras maestras del cine cubano ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un hombre de éxito (A successful man): Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas
Memories of underdevelopment ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film was the first from post-revolutionary Cuba to be released in the United States. Set in the early sixties, it centers on a Europeanized Cuban intellectual critical of his bourgeois family for having left the country, but unable to overcome his alientation and become part of the new Cuban society. The "ultimate outsider," he contents himself by exploiting women, a metaphor for the colonization of Cuba. Documentary and semi-documentary footage are used to depict the "collective consciousness" of the revolutionary process. (Circulates)
The Last Supper La Ultima Cena by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Havana at the end of the 18th century, a guilt-ridden count invites twelve of his plantation slaves to a "last supper" during which he attempts to teach them what he sees as the crucial elements of Christianity, namely, submissive obedience to their master and joy in suffering. When the count breaks his word, however, and forces the slaves to work the next day (Good Friday), they revolt and the count's punishment is swift and brutal
Con el amor no se juega Don't fool with love ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two way mirror: A young woman is about to wed the son of a prominent family embarks on a steamy romance when she discovers that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror. Saturday night thief: A lonely woman whose husband is away far too often finds hersefl strangely attracted to the bandit who breaks into her mansion. Far away: A tragic tale of ill-fated love
Memorias del subdesarrollo Inconsolable memories ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled writer
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea by José Antonio Evora ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Far apart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On April 11, 1956, destiny (and a trivial mistake) sabotaged a plan by two young lovers to elope. But when a letter arrives 35 years after it was mailed, Ofelia Rosales de Mendoza, once known as Ofelita "My Eyes," begins making inquiries into the whereabouts of her lost paramour, José Luna. The conflicting stories she hears from the people who knew them as teenagers only increase her confusion--until up walks the man himself, at the café where they were to rendezvous so many years ago
Letters from the park ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Echoes Cyrano De Bergerac. A local poet helps two shy young lovers write passionate letters to each other. The poet's good deed soon turn into a triangle
The Last supper by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in Spanish and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographed with a lush palette, this startlingly beautiful masterpiece is based on an incident from 18th-century Cuban history. The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper
Dialéctica del espectador by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alea, T. G.
Alea, T. G. (Tomás Gutiérrez), 1928-1996
Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez.
Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez, 1928-1996
Gutiérrez-Alea, Tomas 1928-1996
Titón, 1928-1996
Languages
Spanish (315)
English (26)
German (13)
French (7)
Portuguese (2)
Tamil (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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