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Alejandro, Julio 1906-1995

Works: 112 works in 382 publications in 7 languages and 3,767 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Humor  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Librettist, Contributor, Adapter, Author of dialog, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
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 )

74 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,187 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 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1920's Spain, this film is a scathing examination of moral decay. Tristana, a victim of her own captivating beauty, is desired by two men. One is her lecherous guardian whose physical advances repulse her and cause her to have nightmares of his death by decapitation, and the other is a young artist who wants to marry her, but lacks the courage
Simón del Desierto by Luis Buuel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 482 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 by Benito Prez Galds( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une jeune orpheline, Tristana, est séduite et déshonorée par son tuteur, Don Lope, véritable Don Juan sur le déclin. Un roman mis en images par Bunuel
Viridiana by Luis Buuel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarín by Luis Buuel( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
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 58 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Hermanos Muerte (ca. 85 min.): "En medio de un México consulvionado por los ánimos de la Revolución surge, en un pueblo que podría ser cualquiera del país, un grupo dirigido por tres hermanos implacables y mortíferos: Los hermanos Muerte. Liderados por el mayor de ellos, se lanzan a la conquista de la región con el lema de "Tierra y libertad," aunque en el fondo busquen más gloria y riquezas para ellos mismos."--Container
Viridiana by Luis Buuel( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 49 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 )

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

Alejandro regresa a la finca El Robledal tras estar ausente diez años. Su deseo es casarse con Catalina, su amor de juventud. Pero ésta ya se ha casado con Eduardo. Por despecho se casará con la cuñada de Catalina, Isabel
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

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
Simon of the desert by Luis Buuel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 27 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 an attractive girl
El tahur( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men vie for the love of a beautiful woman, leading to violence and tragedy
Singladura by Julio Alejandro( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 22 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viridiana : [film, découpage et dialogues bilingues by Luis Buuel( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alejandro de Castro, Julio

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Castro Cards, Julio Alejandro

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