The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 41 – Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy

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This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this episode, David and Trevor discuss Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy.

About the films:

One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since. In his Flamenco Trilogy—Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El amor brujo—Saura merged his passion for music with his exploration of national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing—colorful paeans to bodies in motion as well as to cinema itself.

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Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy

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Carlos Saura

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Blood Wedding

Carmen

El amor brujo

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