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The Resource El espíritu de la colmena : The spirit of the beehive, Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice, (DVD)

El espíritu de la colmena : The spirit of the beehive, Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice, (DVD)

Label
El espíritu de la colmena : The spirit of the beehive
Title
El espíritu de la colmena
Title remainder
The spirit of the beehive
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice
Title variation
Spirit of the beehive
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
Only dimly aware of the shadow of World War II somewhere beyond the Castilian plateau, sisters Isabel and Ana must occupy themselves as their preoccupied scientist father and isolated, languishing mother move in their solitary orbits. After attending the screening of James Whale's "Frankenstein" at a makeshift movie theater in town, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster. Largely wordless, the film functions as a striking trompe d'loeil about childhood imagination versus the wider perspective of the adult world
Member of
Cataloging source
OWM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Luís Cuadrado ; editor, Pablo G. del Amo ; music, Luís de Pablo
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In Spanish with optional subtitles in English (new translation)
LC call number
PN1997.E87
LC item number
E87 2006
PerformerNote
Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, José Villasante, Juan Margallo, Lali Soldevila, Miguel Picazo
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-1979
  • 1927-2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Querejeta, Elías
  • Fernández Santos, Angel
  • Erice, Víctor
  • Fernán Gómez, Fernando
  • Gimpera, Teresa
  • Torrent, Ana
  • Tellería, Isabel
  • Villasante, José
  • Soldevila, Laly
  • Picazo, Miguel
  • Cuadrado, Luis
  • Pablo, Luis de
  • Amo, Pablo G. del
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
99
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
351
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Sisters
  • Good and evil
  • Imagination in children
  • Spain
  • Frankenstein films
  • Foreign films
  • Muchachas
  • Cines
  • Foreign films
  • Frankenstein films
  • Girls
  • Good and evil
  • Imagination in children
  • Sisters
  • Spain
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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Label
El espíritu de la colmena : The spirit of the beehive, Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 1973, c1972
  • Booklet includes the essay "Spanish Lessons" by Paul Julian Smith
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([10] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc One : the film. Logos/Opening credits ; Hoyuelos ; Beekeeper ; "Frankenstein" ; Spirit ; Footsteps ; Don José ; Farmhouse ; Mushroom hunting ; Playtime ; Train tracks ; Photos ; Black cat ; Accident ; Fire ; Soldier ; Pocket watch ; Bloodstains ; Monster ; Alive ; Window ; End credits ; Color bars -- Disc Two : the supplements. Huellas de un espíritu = Footprints of a spirit / with Víctor Erice, Elías Querejeta, José Enrique Monterde, Ángel Fernández-Santos, Teresa Gimpera, Santos Zunzunegui, Ana Torrent, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón ; Canal+ Espana (49 min.) (1998). ́Victor Erice in Madrid / conducted and interviewed by Hideyuki Miyaoka (49 min.) (2000). Interview with Fernando Fernán Gómez (12 min.) (2006). Interview with Linda C. Ehrlich (17 min.) (2006)
Control code
ocm71440999
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604656985
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515103213
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • CC1633D
  • CC2234
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71440999
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 1.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1; new, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El espíritu de la colmena : The spirit of the beehive, Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 1973, c1972
  • Booklet includes the essay "Spanish Lessons" by Paul Julian Smith
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([10] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc One : the film. Logos/Opening credits ; Hoyuelos ; Beekeeper ; "Frankenstein" ; Spirit ; Footsteps ; Don José ; Farmhouse ; Mushroom hunting ; Playtime ; Train tracks ; Photos ; Black cat ; Accident ; Fire ; Soldier ; Pocket watch ; Bloodstains ; Monster ; Alive ; Window ; End credits ; Color bars -- Disc Two : the supplements. Huellas de un espíritu = Footprints of a spirit / with Víctor Erice, Elías Querejeta, José Enrique Monterde, Ángel Fernández-Santos, Teresa Gimpera, Santos Zunzunegui, Ana Torrent, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón ; Canal+ Espana (49 min.) (1998). ́Victor Erice in Madrid / conducted and interviewed by Hideyuki Miyaoka (49 min.) (2000). Interview with Fernando Fernán Gómez (12 min.) (2006). Interview with Linda C. Ehrlich (17 min.) (2006)
Control code
ocm71440999
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604656985
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515103213
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • CC1633D
  • CC2234
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71440999
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 1.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1; new, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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