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Alejandro, Julio 1906-1995

Works: 110 works in 389 publications in 7 languages and 3,979 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Humor  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Religious films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Librettist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Julio Alejandro
Most widely held works by Julio Alejandro
Viridiana by Luis Buuel( Visual )

76 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Bunuel's controversial film classic was denounced by the Vatican after its release in 1961. After leaving behind her life as a nun, the young Viridiana is confronted with the depravity and poverty of the world outside the convents walls. Beware of charity appears to be the message that permeates Bunuel's satire, but a deeper theme is the hypocrisy of the Catholic church and Spanish society in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. In one famous scene Bunuel arranged the dwarves and lepers that Viridiana invites into her home to reflect Leonardo Da Vinci's painting The Last Supper. This was the first flm that Bunuel had made in his native Spain in thirty years, and it is a stinging indictment of the insulated and undemocratic social conditions that existed in Franco's Spain at the time. The film was shot in Spain with a script that the Spanish censors had approved in advance. By the time the authorities realized the subversive nature of the film, the negative and original materials had already been removed to France. Further complicating the issue for the Spanish authorities was the fact that the film was nominated to represent Spain at Cannes where it won the Palm D'Or. In the aftermath of the success of the film at Cannes, the head of the Spanish film bureau was dismissed, and the film was banned from Spanish cinemas
Tristana by Luis Buuel( Visual )

63 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her mother, young Tristana goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope, an older man who eventually breaks through his facade of respectability and seduces her. She repays him a hundred fold, preying on his jealousy and taunting him with perverse whimsies
Simón del Desierto by Luis Buuel( Visual )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon, disciple de Siméon Stylite, s'est juché au sommet d'une nouvelle colonne de huit mètres. Un infirme, un nain et ses chèvres et un jeune moine l'entourent. Une jolie femme vient tenter Simon; le moine Trifon vient perturber la remise des victuailles. Le diable tente à nouveau Simon. Il l'entraîne finalement dans une boîte de nuit de New York et lui ordonne d'y rester
Tristana; a film by Luis Buuel( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viridiana by Luis Buuel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarín by Luis Buuel( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple priest tries to live by Christian precepts and becomes an outcast and an outlaw. Using a variation of the Don Quixote theme applied to religion and hypocrisy, this candid comedy presents the impossibility of spiritual purity in a corrupt world
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ilusión viaja en tranvía: Confronted with the news that their favorite streetcar will be decommissioned, two municipal transit workers become drunk and decide to borrow it for one last ride without charging the passengers. However, they end up embarking on a series of adventures, as they are confronted with situation after bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the borrowed streetcar
Luis Buñuel's Simon of the desert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire on religion and salvation revolving around a holy hermit who has lived on a pilar in the desert for more than 6 years. When he is tempted by worldly pleasures: women, food, and power, he responds piously but he may not believe his own admonitions
Los hermanos muerte Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Hermanos Muerte: Mexico is convulsed by the spirits of Revolution, and in a town that could be any in the country, three deadly and ruthless brothers arise, known as Los Hermanos Muerte. While their cry is "Land and Freedom," they are actually looking for glory and riches for themselves
Viridiana by Luis Buuel( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanghai-San Francisco y Barriada by Julio Alejandro( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abismos de pasion by Luis Buuel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buñuel transforms Bronte's Yorkshire moors into a Mexican hacienda, and Heathcliff and Cathy become Alejandro and Catarina (Katy), who engage in a passionate, doomed love affair with a power that obliterates all convention and transcends even death
La Estrella vacia The empty star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a famous actress dies, her former lovers all recount her life, revealing the ways her much more tragic personal existence contrasted with her public persona
La edad de oro by Vicente Molina-Foix( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon of the desert by Luis Buuel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of St. Simon Stylites, who chose to stand on a pillar in the desert to do penance in serving God. He is tempted by the doubting religious and laity as well as Satan, in the guise of a delectably attractive girl
Fruto de tentación( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cobarde (114 min.): Mara is rescued by an art collector and his nephews. Both Robert and Julio, his nephews, fall in love with her
Singladura by Julio Alejandro( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viridiana : scénario et dialogues, variantes, dossier historique et critique by Luis Buuel( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El tahur( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary singer, Vicente Fernandez, plays the role of a poor campesino, in love with the boss' daughter (the beautiful Spaniard Amparo Muñoz) and confronted with conflictive card problems
Y un día me dijiste : encuentro en el Guadarrama by Julio Alejandro( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alejandro de Castro, Julio

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Хулио Алехандро