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Alejandro, Julio 1906-1995

Works: 97 works in 417 publications in 7 languages and 4,028 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Fiction  History  Religious films  Surrealist films  Humor  Christian fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Librettist, Adapter, Contributor, 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 Buñuel( Visual )

77 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,266 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 Buñuel( Visual )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 834 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 Buñuel( Visual )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 636 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
Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

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

Benito Pérez Galdós, one of the most sophisticated and delightful of the great European novelists, was a clear-eyed, compassionate, and not-a-little amused observer of the confusions, delusions, misrepresentations, and perversions of the mind and heart. He is the unsurpassed chronicler of the reality show called real life.--Publisher's description
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Book )

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

Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 127 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
Los hermanos muerte ; Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Páramo: After his mother's death Juan Preciado travels to the ghost town of Comala where he learns the truth about his father
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abismos de pasion by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in Spanish and Italian and held by 51 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
Shanghai-San Francisco y Barriada by Julio Alejandro( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La edad de oro by Vicente Molina-Foix( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fruto de tentación( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruto de tentación (109 min.): A writer falls in love the daughter of his editor. When the editor and wife are killed in an accident, he is left to care for the daughter
Singladura by Julio Alejandro( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y un día me dijiste : encuentro en el Guadarrama by Julio Alejandro( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Nazarin by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written in 1895 on a defrocked Spanish priest who takes to the road with two prostitutes. On the way he meets all kinds of rogues, but remains convinced of man's innate goodness
Viridiana : [film, découpage et dialogues bilingues by Luis Buñuel( Book )

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

El tahur( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men vie for the love of a beautiful woman, leading to violence and tragedy
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Alejandro de Castro, Julio

Alejandro de Castro Julio 1906-1995

Alejandro, Julio

Alejandro, Julio 1906-1995

Castro Cardús, Julio Alejandro

Castro Cardús, Julio Alejandro 1906-1995

Castro Cardus, Julio Alejandro de

Castro Cardús, Julio Alejandro de 1906-1995

Castro, Julio 1906-1995

Castro, Julio Alejandro

Castro, Julio Alejandro 1906-1995

Castro, Julio Alejandro de

Castro, Julio Alejandro de 1906-1995

Julio Alejandro meksikansk manusforfattar

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Julio Alejandro Screenwriter

Хулио Алехандро