Eloy de la Iglesia

Eloy de la Iglesia

Gender: Male
Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1944-01-01
Deathday: 2006-03-23 (62 years old)

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Eloy de la Iglesia (1 January 1944 – 23 March 2006) was a Spanish screenwriter and film director.De la Iglesia was an outspoken gay socialist filmmaker who is relatively unknown outside Spain despite a prolific and successful career in his native country. He is best remembered for having portrayed urban marginality and the world of drugs and juvenile delinquency, with many of his films dealing with the theme of homosexuality. Part of his work is closely related to the phenomenon popularly known in Spain as quinqui films, to which he contributed several works. De la Iglesia took risk in his films that captured the struggles of the underclass, portraying the everyday, unidealized lives of powerless characters portrayed genuinely with flaws and vices. They are an example of commitment to the immediate reality, going against the conformist outlook of most movies of its time. Beyond their debatable aesthetic merits, his film served a document of the Spanish marginality of the late seventies and early eighties, and they have the stamp of his strong personality. Many of this films also deal with the theme of homosexuality.

Early Life

Born in Zarauz, Guipúzcoa into a wealthy Basque family, he grew up in Madrid. His desire to follow a career in filmmaking was initially thwarted. He attended courses at the prestigious Parisian Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, but he could not enter Spain's national Film School because he wasn't yet 21, the minimum age required for admission. Instead, he began to study philosophy and literature at the Complutense University of Madrid, but on his third curse he abandoned it to direct children's theater. By age twenty he had already written and directed many works for television sharpening his narrative skills. He established himself as a writer of children's television programs for Radiotelevisíon Española in Barcelona.De la Iglesia made his debut as film director when he was only twenty-two years old with Fantasia 3 (Fantasy 3 ) (1966), adapting three children's stories: The Maid of the Sea, The three hairs from the devil and The Wizard of Oz. While doing mandatory military service, he wrote the script of his second film, Algo Amargo en la Boca (Something Bitter Tasting) (1968). Algo Amargo en la boca, a sordid melodrama, and de la Iglesia's next film, Cuadrilatero (Boxing Ring) (1969), a boxing story, faced problems with the Francoist censors and failed at the box office. His films did not attract widespread notice until his fourth effort, the critically acclaimed thriller El Techo de Cristal (The Glass Ceiling) (1970).During the early 1970s, de la Iglesia was a member of the Spanish Communist Party; his films of this period reflected his beliefs and often centered on violent forms of social protest. His political leanings and the lurid subjects of his film made him a controversial filmmaker facing many problems with the Spanish censor under Francisco Franco's régime.He approached the horror genre in his two following films: La semana del asesino (The Cannibal Man) (1971) and Nadie oyó gritar (No One Heard the Scream) (1972), leaving stylistic and structural academicism aside. He defined a sharp style, torn and impressionistic. His subsequent film Una gota de sangre para seguir amando (Murder in a Blue World) (1973), written with José Luis Garci, a mixed of futuristic thriller, took some cues from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

Filmography

Eloy de la Iglesia
Eloy de la Iglesia

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Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1944-01-01

Deathday
2006-03-23 (62 years old)

Place of birth
Zarautz, Spain

Citizenships
Spain

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Antonio Betancourt
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Antonio Betancourt worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
7 Movies
Fabián Conde
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Fabián Conde worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
7 Movies
José Luis Manzano
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José Luis Manzano worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
7 Movies
Simón Andreu
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Simón Andreu worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
7 Movies
Ángel García
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Ángel García worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
6 Movies
José Luis Fernández 'Pirri'
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José Luis Fernández 'Pirri' worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
6 Movies
Julio Peña
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Julio Peña worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
6 Movies
Ramón Reparaz
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Ramón Reparaz worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
6 Movies
José Manuel Cervino
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José Manuel Cervino worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
6 Movies
Antonio Fos
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Antonio Fos worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Amparo Climent
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Amparo Climent worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Pedro Nieva Parola
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Pedro Nieva Parola worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Julio Ruano
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Julio Ruano worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
José Salcedo
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José Salcedo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Antonio del Real
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Antonio del Real worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Antonio Gamero
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Antonio Gamero worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Queta Claver
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Queta Claver worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Enrique San Francisco
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Enrique San Francisco worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
5 Movies
Antonio Cuevas Jr.
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4 Movies
Ángel Sastre
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Ángel Sastre worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Fernando García Morcillo
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Fernando García Morcillo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Manuel Gullón
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Manuel Gullón worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Alejo Loren
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Alejo Loren worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Pilar Vela
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Pilar Vela worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Coral Pellicer
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Coral Pellicer worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Óscar Guarido
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Óscar Guarido worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
José Luis Matesanz
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José Luis Matesanz worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Tony Valento
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Tony Valento worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Josetxo San Mateo
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Josetxo San Mateo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
José Antonio Pérez Giner
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José Antonio Pérez Giner worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Ángel Pardo
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Ángel Pardo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Alfred Lucchetti
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Alfred Lucchetti worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Juan Diego
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Juan Diego worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
José Sacristán
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José Sacristán worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
4 Movies
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente
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Eduardo Torre de la Fuente worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Carmen Luján
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Carmen Luján worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Luis Gómez Valdivieso
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Luis Gómez Valdivieso worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Javier De Campos
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Javier De Campos worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Antonio Corencia
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Antonio Corencia worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Manuel Calvo
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Manuel Calvo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Marta Molins
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Marta Molins worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Ángel Huete
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Ángel Huete worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Carmelo A. Bernaola
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Carmelo A. Bernaola worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Hans Burmann
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Hans Burmann worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Ángel Luis de Diego
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Ángel Luis de Diego worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Carlos Suárez
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Carlos Suárez worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
Luis Iriondo
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Luis Iriondo worked together with Eloy de la Iglesia in:
3 Movies
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