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El espíritu de la colmena (1973) Poster

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There is a total of exactly 1000 shots in the film. Exactly 500 are inside, and exactly 500 are outside.
Cinematographer Luis Cuadrado was going blind at the time this film was made. He eventually went completely blind and committed suicide in 1980.
According to Víctor Erice, Ana Torrent, who was six years old at the time of the shooting, believed the Frankenstein monster existed in reality. The first time she saw the actor playing the monster in full makeup, she was completely terrified and later she asked him why he had killed the little girl (in the Frankenstein (1931) movie). The actor didn't know what to answer.
There is no shot of all the family in a single frame in the entire film: even in the dinner-table scene, the actors are shown separately.
Voted third best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 Spanish cinema centenary.
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The deserted building next to the well was actually an abandoned sheep-shed.
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The film takes place in 1940.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
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