Almodovar Extra Films Overview

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  • Almodovar Additional Films Overview
    • 'Pepi, Luci, Bom'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Women's struggle VS Female power
        • What goes around comes around - Rape and revenge
        • Follow your heart
        • Obsession
        • Sexual expression
        • Sex and Rape
        • Pop Art, reference to popular art, e.g. Dali
        • Traditional elements - The flamenco fan, bullfighting, folk  singing
        • Tradition ends up in upset and hurt - bullfighting puts Lydia in a coma, traditional singing ends up in Juan being beaten up
        • Transformation of characters
        • References to Psycho - Music
        • Disguise from what is happenig
        • Bullfighting
        • Hospital scenes
        • Film within a film
    • 'Bad Education'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Blue Period
        • Biographical - Tells a story about life
        • Death
        • Religion
        • Inappropriate sexual behaviour
        • References to Hitchcock
    • 'The Skin I Live In'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Theme of Love - Obstacles in the way
        • Desire and Passion
        • Rape and Suicide
        • Voyeuristic - She's trapped while he is watching
        • Theme of Obsession
        • Betrayal
        • Parallel Narratives
        • Stringed music - The Shrinking Lover Silent Film
    • 'All About My Mother'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Taboo Themes
        • Obsession - e.g. fading looks
        • Use of a play in a theatre
        • Simplistic and obviously fake theatre
          • Used of purpose, fakeness
        • Agrada is a transvestite - questioning what it is to be a woman
        • "You are more authentic the more you resemble what you've dreamed you are"
    • 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Themes of obsession
        • Unexpected ending
        • Women hiding behind something
        • Reading through a letter with music - very melodramatic
        • Panning over a woman's body
        • "I accept you as you are"
        • Dream like qualities
        • Moorish Architecture
        • Receptionists - Horrible Humour
        • Challenging the audience
        • Intertwining storylines
        • Suicide and Drugs
        • Themes: Love, Life and Dysfunctional Relationships
    • 'Volver'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Theme of secrets
        • References Psycho - mopping the floor
        • Women's struggle
        • Rape and inappropriate sex
        • Taboo subjects - Alcohol and violence
        • Broken relationships
    • 'Dark Habits'
      • Links to 'Talk to Her'
        • Women's struggle VS Female independence
        • New Freedom
        • Death
        • Carmen Maure - re-occurring actress
        • Obsession
        • Voyeuristic qualities
        • Main female protagonist is quite masculine
        • Lack of rich colours linked to the death scenes
        • Anti-Authority

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