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Old 07-22-04, 09:54 PM
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Anyone know where I can get rare, old films (foreign too)?

Looking for Cronaca di una Morte Annunciata, known as Chronicle of a Death Foretold in the U.S., directed by Francesco Rosi. Anyone know where I can get this bad boy on DVD or VHS? Thanks, B
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DVD you can forget right off the bat; it isn't out, and there's no report of a release.
It's not available on video in N.A. either, and not even any of my grey market sources have it. Other good Rosis can be found on underground VHS though, such as Illustrious Corpses and The Mattei Affair.
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Old 07-23-04, 12:06 AM
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Hmm... thanks for the info. The problem is that I need it for a class where I'm watching movies based on books written by Hispanic authors (Garcia Marquez here) so his other movies don't help. Is there any kind of video co-op or national film library (I live in D.C.) that might have it?
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Not really on topic, but I wonder why Eréndira (the entire movie is based on one page of Cien años de soledad) isn't available, either on VHS or DVD (as far as I can tell) ... I saw it when it was first released in the U.S. (around 1983), it seemed to have a pretty wide release then. I believe I've even seen it on TV at some point.
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Old 07-24-04, 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by kingb123
Hmm... thanks for the info. The problem is that I need it for a class where I'm watching movies based on books written by Hispanic authors (Garcia Marquez here) so his other movies don't help. Is there any kind of video co-op or national film library (I live in D.C.) that might have it?
Sorry, none of which I'm aware.
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Actually, I was mistaken. These guys carry it, but I rarely buy from them because of the cost.
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Not really on topic, but I wonder why Eréndira (the entire movie is based on one page of Cien años de soledad) isn't available, either on VHS or DVD (as far as I can tell) ... I saw it when it was first released in the U.S. (around 1983), it seemed to have a pretty wide release then. I believe I've even seen it on TV at some point.


Ummm... not to be pedantic, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

One page from ""one Hundred Years of Solitude?" Marquez wrote an entire *short story*, called something like "The Fantastic and Sad story of Erendira and her Unwise Grandmother"... it was published in various volumes of selected works, in Europe, at least.
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Ummm... not to be pedantic, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

One page from ""one Hundred Years of Solitude?" Marquez wrote an entire *short story*, called something like "The Fantastic and Sad story of Erendira and her Unwise Grandmother"... it was published in various volumes of selected works, in Europe, at least.
There is enough of the story of Eréndira (although possibly not using that name, I can't remember) in OHYOS (and it may have been a bit more than one page) that it possibly could have been used as the source material of the film (as an outline anyway) ... the reviews and advertisements of the time mentioned the "one page" blurb, which is what I was remembering, and something similar was repeated on the cover of a video release, but the source listed below claims that this is in error, and that the novella you mentioned is the source, or at least was an additional source. Since I'm no expert I will defer to the resource below as being correct.

http://www.themodernword.com/gabo/ga...ms_movies.html

This film [Eréndira] is a good -- but not excellent -- adpatation of the 1978 novella, The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother. I will reprint the blurb on the back of the video, which erroneously attributes the story of Eréndira solely to One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The only film Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez has allowed to be made of his work, ERENDIRA is based on a section of his masterpiece, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE.

etc.

Also, here are a couple of links that mention the connection to OHYOS. I include these links to prove to myself that I am not imagining this .

This newsgroup post (from 1984!) refers (somewhat obliquely) to the movie ads and review emphasizing the connection to OHYOS.

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=er...ly.UUCP&rnum=6

I haven't seen "Erendira" either, nor have I read "Erendira and Her
Cruel Grandmother," but I do remember that the same character --
perhaps with a different name and a slightly different background story
-- appeared in passing in "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Like many
authors, Garcia Marquez frequently lets things spill over from one book
to another. Since "Solitude" is the one book by Garcia Marquez that
most people are familiar with, it's not surprising that ads and
reviewers have tended to emphasize its connection with the movie over
that of his other book
.
This one (1989) mentions (in passing) the one (or one-half) page bit:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=er...ATT.COM&rnum=3

Like its predecessor (THE BRIDGE OF BIRDS), THE STORY OF THE STONE is
set in 7th Century China. Both are apparently based on excerpts of the
classic DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, though only on a small part of it (much as
the film ERENDIRA was based on a half-page from the epic novel ONE HUNDRED
YEARS OF SOLITUDE
).
Also, rottentomatoes lists the connection to OHYOS:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/erendira/about.php

An innocent young girl is sold into a life of sexual slavery by her greedy grandmother and becomes famous for her sexual prowess.
Spoiler:
When the young lady later falls in love, she plots the murder of her demented relative whose monstrous will to live will not go easily.
Based on a section of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel "100 Years of Solitude."

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