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Old 12th May 2010, 11:15 AM   #161
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I haven't time to read through everything in this thread for now, but has anyone mentioned the newish Argentine film, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos"? I saw it the other day and it was great. A little tricky at times for the accents, but really entertaining and insightful in its everyday cultural details/conversations for someone who has never been to Argentina.

I'm now looking to watch "Perros Callejeros" which is a 1977 film shot in Barcelona, with an interesting history behind it. I heard it's a bit violent, but I'm intrigued to see something that shows some of Bcn's past and the city as it was a little. A ver que tal!
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Old 13th May 2010, 06:12 PM   #162
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I can understand pretty close to everything I hear on Spanish TV, but for some reason the dialogue in El secreto de sus ojos proved to be majorly difficult for me to understand. It's a decent film, though.
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Old 19th August 2010, 08:14 PM   #163
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Are there any famous good shows in Spanish? Good sitcoms like Friends, King of queens, Everybody likes Raymond or series like CSI, X-Files. Doesn't have to be shows like that or the genre, shows/series that are very famous in Spain that if you say the title on the streets everybody is going wild and talk there favorite episodes
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Old 19th August 2010, 08:38 PM   #164
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My Favourite books on Spain are mainly cookbooks - I love reading the Moro Books, I think it is becuase of the fantastic descriptions of each dish - especially with regards to the history and traditions surrounding them.
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Old 22nd October 2010, 03:10 PM   #165
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Have belatedly read that Mendoza has received el planeta for his novel Riña de gatos. I have read several of his books and he is an interesting author. I bought the first book on a trip to Barcelona which is where he is from.

Here is a link to the article in El País:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultu...r/Guerra/Civil

if link doesnt work it is El País 16/10/10

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Old 23rd October 2010, 02:38 AM   #166
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Just read Shadow of the Wind. I really liked its story within a story which takes place in the early part of the 20th century up to the middle, in Barcelona.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 02:50 PM   #167
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same day in Barcelona I purchased a Mendoza book I also bought Zafóns book. I found the extensive vocabulary difficult and tried to read without looking the words up. I believe he has also written books for a younger audience and maybe the vocabulary would beless intense. It seemed appropriate to purchase the book in Barcelona and his descriptions of the city were evocative.
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