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Pedro Almodóvar Reveals the Spanish Films That Inspire Him Most

Pedro Almodóvar Reveals the Spanish Films That Inspire Him Most
Pedro Almodóvar is arguably the most influential Spanish filmmaker working today, but no auteur is an island. The Academy Award winner (Best Original Screenplay for “Talk to Her,” who also won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for “All About My Mother,” has compiled a list of Spanish movies that inspire him for the British Film Institute, with choices ranging from “The Executioner” to “Poachers.” Check out the full list below.

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Main Street (“Calle Mayor,” 1956)

“‘Calle Mayor’ is a major work that has not only stood the test of time but has consolidated its reputation.”

It Happened in Broad Daylight” (“El cebo,” 1958)

“‘El cebo’ is one of the few examples of a film in which a diverse mix of nationalities and talents crystallises into something beautiful and personal.”

“The Executioner” (“El verdugo,” 1963)

“‘The Executioner
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'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez -- Burglars Stole My Gucci But Spared My Dog!

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Movie and reality star Jennifer Gimenez will be wearing the finest Ross dresses for her next fancy event ... because all her good stuff has been stolen.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  ... the "Blow" actress came home to her L.A. home Monday afternoon and found her front window wide open and the screen thrown to the ground.Sources close to Jennifer say that she went inside and, to her horror, found several rooms torn apart and $20,000 worth of jewelry,
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James Bond Retrospective: Goldfinger (1964)

As James Bond prepares for his 23rd official outing in Skyfall and to mark next year’s 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time I have been tasked to take a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.

When the second James Bond film From Russia With Love managed to top the box-office receipts of Dr. No, producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman knew they had struck gold with the character. Looking to expand the appeal of the next film to a more worldwide audience, in particular the American market, they chose Fleming’s seventh Bond novel Goldfinger as the third film in their series. With much of the story taking place in the American states of Kentucky and Florida as well as Switzerland and the
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