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Gem 12th May 2010 12:15 PM

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!

Grimace 13th May 2010 07:12 PM

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.

Tigre 19th August 2010 09:14 PM

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 ;)

Tumbit 19th August 2010 09:38 PM

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.

saffron 22nd October 2010 04:10 PM

Books Mendoza
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:

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


ValenciaSon 23rd October 2010 03:38 AM

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.

saffron 23rd October 2010 03:50 PM

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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