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Any genre, as long it's good. Go!
nb: I know nothing about films, or ones in a funny language, but if this were a pub quiz then this would be my answer, as I've heard of it form someone somewhere.
because I've actually seen it, which is why Bamos has heard of it, so I'm glad he listens to me. It's great! Very funny and lighthearted and old fashioned.
even though that's not Spanish language...
El Partido de Cinco, WildSon?
It's about a horse that dances while drinking sherry, picking oranges, killing bulls and salting massive hams
That sounds like a great film. I wish you hadn't made it up.
is that Spanish?
Nationality don't matter though, it's the language.
but i did enjoy:
the devil's backbone
there's also some great spanish soap operas.
One of the best films around, Spanish or otherwise
Sorry for the pedantry :S
listen to 'la verdad' by Juana Molina. Its a fantastic album. I don't care if this is a thread about films.
I will. The point of the exercise is to improve my language skillz anyway, so I guess it'd help.
El Pais in the sunshine
the Spanish dictionary.
By director of Pan's Labyrinth when he was horror.
BomBon (El Perro)
Of course. I'd been meaning to see that anyway. Is it still on at the NFT? Boss.
It was a fucking crazy ride :D
the red squirrel
lovers of the arctic circle
spirit of the beehive
la nina santa
are what i can remember of what I told them...
I saw Duck Season at the Edinburgh Film Fest a few years back and absolutely loved it.
it at the self same film festival a few years back, small world, id forgotton all about it till i was looking through a video shop's shelves recently and came across it, ace.
yeah, sorry, i study spanish literature and film, and have thus spent a lot of time watching such stuff, i could probably think up some more with a bit of time...
it's much appreciated. I reckon I've got plenty to be going on with now...
on until tomorrow at the NFT. I really should go and see it on a big screen
I'm going now, tomorrow at 8.30
the one about the bloke and the dog?
Funny dog it was too. I watched that in the hottes cinema in the world.
between my thighs
if I remember rightly
(nine queens). About con-men in Argentina. Quite entertaining.
Machuca (about a young boy in Chile in the 70's)
Don;t bother with The Sea Inside (that won the oscar a few years ago). It's a bit crap.
Oh And Sex y Lucia is wickedy, and has porno bits.
Talk to Her especially.
But also Bad Education
with three bottles of red wine, and now I can't remember it. Was it something to do with priests?
I really should stop doing that
you should have paid it the respect it deserved. Instead, you have to act all yobbish and drink. You make me ill.
Yobs don't drink red wine. I'm sure I enjoyed it at the time. Culture and intelligence doesn't rely on memory it relies on immersion
but liked them enough to watch them again, definitely. Especially now I've started learning espanol.
do this with French films. Like Jean de Florette, and some film about a Moriccan Elvis impersonator or something. I think it was called Elvis Aziz. Please check.
It's got Saïd Taghmaoui in. I likes him.
Doesn't like the dots.
We were revising numbers in class today and I kept getting muddled up and saying them in Italian.
Why do you want to watch particularly Spanish films? No matter what the genre?
and it's an easy and enjoyable way to improve my vocabulary and comprehension.
is also worth a watch (even if you didn't like Vanilla Sky).
As is Tesis.
but I did like Abre Los Ojos. Might watch it again.
because it had MArk Kozelek in
The original is far superior.
Also, "Nine Queens" - Nueve Reinas - good heist, caper film.
I'm gonna go and blow all my money at the arthouse video shoppe.
if they have it, watch your normal DVDs on a Spanish dub setting!
My favourite musical genre.
I don't actually own any films on DVD, I don't think.
because its properly trained actors who do all the dubbing so they articulate words properly and so forth making things much easier to understand at the start, rather than a lot of the odd regional variations you come across with spanish films. Thus Argentinean films arent always the greatest from the point of view of a learning experience, good films though...
I do not however condone the dubbing of films generally, hmmm.
especially as we're learning Castilian pronunciation, but I suppose it can't do any harm to be exposed to a range of accents.
and you'll probably be made aware of the differences as you go along. Within spain the accents arent usually so staggeringly different as tto be incomprehenisible. It can vary a bit with south america though, argentineans speak with an almost italian accent, dont lisp any of the letters, say the 'll' as a kind of soft 'g', and dont use 'tu'. whereas, say, colombians have a really clear comprehenisble accent and speak reasonably normal spanish.
Also, theres a lot more slang and diminutives used in south america which can make things a bit confusing at times.
none of this is terrifically important as learning the language goes so dont be put off, you might come across it in some films though so its good to be aware of, most people encounter it at some stage...
Thanks for the tips.
Are language cd/dvd kind of things actually any good? Or are lessons pretty much necessary?
The BBC book/CD I've got is pretty good, but I wouldn't be making anything like the same kind of progress without a teacher to ask questions and things like that, I don't think. I'm learning for the fun of it, so the classes are a definite plus, but if you had to do a crash course CDs and websites would probably be fine.
It also depends on whether you've learnt a language before and how good you are at picking things up without someone to correct you.
I want to do Japanese, when I start earning some more money.
so I do them in my lunch break. Apparently the City Lit is good for language teaching if you're looking for evening classes.
yes, I am looking for evening classes, I'll investigate.
from the ages of 13 to 18, and because I never used it, at this point I can barely remember a word of it. Grrrrrrrrr.
[Kind of lost now, seeing as I haven't practised them for a couple of years] I was okay at them, but I'm not convinced I'd be that great at picking it up from a disc. Ideally I'd like to take lessons, but they're all so expensive.
TheWildSon mentioned Talk To Her higher up. You're right though, it's a great film.
i was going to say that and Pan's Labyrinth - one of the best films i've seen in so long.
or Backbone Diablo or whatever it was called :-D
It's about a haunted orphanage with a bomb in it.