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While constitutional rights get trashed & burned in lower Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art film department paid a star-studded tribute to Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. According to his Wiki, Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, glossy décor and LGBT themes. Desire, passion, family and identity are among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.”
Penelope Cruz & Antonio Banderas, who’ve worked w/ the director on numerous projects over the years, couldn’t be in attendance, but paid tribute via video messages:
Cruz in her video message told Almodovar: “You are one of the funniest people in the world for sure.” She also said she was “hoping that we share many, many more” special moments together.
Banderas lauded Almodovar for walking in the “difficult, sometimes painful, always exciting territories of artistic creation.” He added: “You broke all the laws of cinematic gravity.”[Source]
Since we’re in the business of featuring useless polls, we figured the delicious lineup of chicks in the first photo provides the perfect opportunity (think carefully before voting):
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