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Alcoriza, Luis

Overview
Works: 52 works in 241 publications in 5 languages and 3,374 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Road films  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Adapter, Scenarist, Performer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications by  Luis Alcoriza Publications by Luis Alcoriza
posthumous Publications by Luis Alcoriza, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Luis Alcoriza
 
Most widely held works by Luis Alcoriza
El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped
Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a gang of children, set in the 1950s in the poorest slums of Mexico City
El bruto by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Spanish and Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife
Robinson Crusoe by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1659. There is a shipwreck and the sole survivor Robinson Crusoe is washed ashore on a deserted island. Suddenly faced with a hostile wilderness, he carves out a life for himself. This filmed presentation of Daniel Defoe's immortal classic is a story about the human spirit's ability to endure what seem insurmountable challenges
The young and the damned (Los olvidados) by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film focuses on Pedro, a young boy whose mother has no use for him, and who becomes involved with a malevolent gang of delinquents; and on Jaibo, an older, more hardened youth, who leads Pedro deeper into the world of crime. Despite Pedro's sincere attempts to reform, he moves inevitably toward tragedy."
La mort en ce jardin by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately, lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another
Luis Buñuel's The exterminating angel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elegant guests at a dinner party are inexplicably held prisoner for several days without food, water or other essentials in a room in their host's house, until the veneer of civility wears thin
Los olvidados The young and the damned ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others
This strange passion by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological study of a man obsessed. Francisco's romantic love and marriage fades as a paranoid obsession with his wife's supposed infidelity causes him to display fits of jealousy and repentance for his unfounded suspicions
Lo que importa es vivir ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candelairo, a drifter calls on an old friend, Don Lazaro, an owner of of a run-down ranch who agrees to board him in exchange for labor. Soon, Candelairo catches the eye of Lazaro's alcoholic wife and they become involved in a passionate affair, leading to a series of unforeseen events
The exterminating angel : based on a cinedrama by Luis Buñuel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An aristocrat named Nobile invites several society friends to his house after the opera. But even as the dinner preparations are underway, servants feel compelled to leave. Despite threats of dismissal, the footman also leaves, and, as guests arrive, other servants escape. Dinner is served and hours pass, but the guests do not leave. Finally, each refusing to be the first to leave the party, distrust sets in, and the guests turn on their host, blaming him for their self-induced captivity."--BOOK JACKET
El gran calavera ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful businessman, depressed and drinking since the death of his wife, is in danger of losing the wealth that his family depends on so they plan to shock him into recovery by making him think he's driven them all to poverty and the need to work. He discovers the plot and turns the tables with surprising results
Escuela de rateros ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous actor is murdered, and a look-alike bread vendor impersonates the dead man in an attempt to find the killer
La vida no vale nada ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pablo, una persona hundido en el abismo del alcoholismo, regresa a su pueblo despues de muchos años u encuentra a su familia sumidos en la pobreza, dado a su padre los abandonó otra mujer. Finalmente Pablo logra hacer que su padre regrese a la casa
Mecánica nacional ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Eufemio takes his family on an outing, he encounters every possible calamity. A group of unconnected lotharios almost romance his wife and his daughter away from him, he encounters a military man who is a little too ready to draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and his mother manages to eat herself to death." -- Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
El esqueleto de la señora Morales ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the tale of a quiet taxidermist Pablo Morales who suffers the demands of his prudish and hyprochondriac wife Gloria. One day Gloria disappears and Pablo becomes a suspect of murder
The exterminating angel el angel exterminador ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social position collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped
El angel exterminador Exterminating angel ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally dIscovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. Buñuel's allegory exposes the futility of the conventional thinking of the upper classes
El Bruto The brute ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The surrealistically rendered story of a slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike, in the course of which he accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's sluttish wife
La mort en ce jardin un film de Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Clark, an adventurer, arrives in a remote Amazonian village just as the diamond mines are nationalized. A riot ensues. Clark flees on an old river barge. His fellow travelers include an elderly prospector with his deaf/mute daughter, a French prostitute, and a missionary. Clark soon installs himself as leader of the group and forces them to take cover deeper and deeper into the 'Garden'--the Rain Forest where death meets all but the insects, reptiles, and carnivores who call it home"--Case for container
 
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