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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2003, 11:42:13 PM »
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Anyone have any news on his new movie Bad Education? A plot? A Release date? Last I heard it was still shooting but that was months ago and I would assume it would be in post by now.
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2004, 11:37:03 PM »
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Found this. Some of you might be interested.

Release Date: TBA 2004 (platform limited release)

Language: Spanish with English subtitles. Original title in Spain: "La Mala Educacion"

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Production Company: El Deseo S.A. (My Life Without Me, The Devil's Backbone)

Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal (Szara), Fele Martinez, Leonor Watling, Francisco Boira, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Javier Camara, Alberto Ferreiro, Lluis Homar (Padre Manolo), Francisco Maestre, Petra Martinez

Director: Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her, All About My Mother, Live Flesh, The Flower of My Secret, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

Screenwriter: Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her, All About My Mother, High Heels, The Flower of My Secret, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

Based Upon: This film is reportedly loosely based upon director Pedro Almodovar's own experiences as a child.

Premise: This is the story of two men, one of whom is a film director, in Spain who meet again in the 1980s, 20 years after they attended a Catholic school together as children during the time of Franco's rule in the 1960s. The film will flash back to extended sequences from their youths (in addition to sequences in between, in the 1970s), and will also include a movie-within-the-movie sequence.

Filming: Production started on June 17th, 2003 in Valencia and Madrid in Spain on a budget of $8 million. Pedro Almodovar was originally hoping to start filming in the spring of 2001, but he had to postpone the project due to problems with casting (he did Talk to Her next instead).

Genre: Drama, Foreign, Historical, Teen

Director's Journal: ClubCultura.com (English)

Official Site: LaMalaEducacion.com

Message Board: Share your thoughts on our "Bad Education" Message Board



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Sounds very interesting.
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2004, 11:49:21 PM »
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yeah it's gonna rock. dude's in his prime.
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2004, 01:42:33 AM »
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Sorry for bumping this. But there is a review over at aintitcoolnews on bad education from a guy in spain. Says it doesn't have any of Almodovars heartbreaking women characters this time, primarily its a movie about men I guess, but you all know aint it cool so take it with a grain of salt. Still interesting nonetheless. It still seems to be a long ways off, but its shaping up to be a very intriguing film, would you expect anything else from Almodovar?

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=17112
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2004, 01:35:20 AM »
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i saw my first Almodovar tonight...Talk to Her.  My God, what an incredible movie, i absolutely loved it, and now i must rent all of his movies and watch them before the week's end.  Are all of his films framed so beautifully?

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2004, 01:41:45 AM »
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i saw my first Almodovar tonight...Talk to Her.  My God, what an incredible movie, i absolutely loved it, and now i must rent all of his movies and watch them before the week's end.  Are all of his films framed so beautifully?


You will not be dissapointed. He is an amazing filmmaker and an even better writer. All of his films are beautiful.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2004, 12:00:15 PM »
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Has anyone read the script for "The Paperboy"? I actually just found out about this the way day, but one of the drafts is credited with Almodovar and Peter Dexter.

It's an english language script which they finished in `99.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2004, 01:16:28 PM »
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i saw my first Almodovar tonight...Talk to Her.  My God, what an incredible movie, i absolutely loved it, and now i must rent all of his movies and watch them before the week's end.  Are all of his films framed so beautifully?


The thing is... although he's made some trully amazing films, the one you've seen is the best Almodovar ever. Although you will not be disappointed, I don't think you'll see a better movie than Talk To Her.

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Has anyone read the script for "The Paperboy"? I actually just found out about this the way day, but one of the drafts is credited with Almodovar and Peter Dexter.

It's an english language script which they finished in `99.


I didn't know he had got to the point of writing the script, but it was discussed a lot that he'd do that after All About My Mother. And it would be a Jan de Bont production...  :shock:
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2004, 06:05:25 PM »
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i saw my first Almodovar tonight...Talk to Her.  My God, what an incredible movie, i absolutely loved it, and now i must rent all of his movies and watch them before the week's end.  Are all of his films framed so beautifully?


The thing is... although he's made some trully amazing films, the one you've seen is the best Almodovar ever. Although you will not be disappointed, I don't think you'll see a better movie than Talk To Her.


I don't know. I think talk to her is his second best. All About My Mother is probably his best in my opinion, it has so much going on in it.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2004, 06:56:31 PM »
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I think Almodovar is one of the best directors at switching genres in midscene. He can go from melodrama to black comedy, to straight drama in 3 mins and get away with it. Thats why I love him.

I love all his films.
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2004, 12:07:20 AM »
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Almodovar faces slander suit on Spain election comments



MADRID -- Spain's outgoing Popular Party said Thursday that it has filed a suit against Pedro Almodovar for slander, citing statements the director made at a news conference to promote his latest film, "Bad Education." The remarks -- made Tuesday -- came in the wake of last week's terrorist bombing of rush-hour commuter trains and the elevation of the Socialist Party in general elections, unseating the governing Popular Party from office. Almodovar announced at the news conference -- attended by national and international media -- that Spain had been on the verge of a coup d'etat on the Saturday night before the Sunday election. "This was the price that fell in blood on the head of Mr Aznar," Spain's leading film director told the news conference, welcoming the political sea-change.
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2004, 07:25:55 PM »
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Have anyone read any of the books on Pedro Almodovar? If so which would you reccomend?
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2004, 11:23:53 PM »
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i saw my first Almodovar tonight...All About My Mother.  it was different.  the movie was interesting and (mostly) unpredictable, but maybe thats just because i didnt know anything about it unlike most movies where i go in knowing way too much.  so, that gave the film an advantage for the first hour or so of wanting to see where it would go.  by the end i wasnt sure i liked it that much, although it had some interesting elements.  i'll stick with scorsese for now, although i'm going to see Talk to Her soon before Bad Education comes here.  going in with an open mind...
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2004, 02:00:11 AM »
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maybe thats just because i didnt know anything about it unlike most movies where i go in knowing way too much.

that's a good thing.
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2004, 11:26:00 PM »
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watched Talk To Her tonight.  i really cant see how this is the movie i heard about all year for 2002.  i just didnt like it.    seems like almodovar has some of the right ingredients for how to make a good movie but he just hasnt gotten the recipe right yet (atleast for me, for his last two films).  while i can watch these and admire their unpredictability, i just havent connected with either.  the characters in this were inexplicable?  why did whatsisname befriend the other guy so strongly after only meeting him a few times?  how could that guy give up on his girlfriend because the old boyfriend said they had gotten back together.  although i did enjoy all about my mother more than this i really cannot see the massive appeal of this film.  when i want to watch a movie where a pervert fucks a coma patient, ill put on kill bill.  i liked the silent movie re-creation the best although it was bizarre.

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I think Almodovar is one of the best directors at switching genres in midscene. He can go from melodrama to black comedy, to straight drama in 3 mins and get away with it. Thats why I love him.

i guess i can see that being his appeal, but thats just not enough for me.
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