During one glorious moment in cinema, Luis Buñuel made movies, grand, messy, symbolic, intense movies. Tristana, produced in 1970 and based on a novel by Benito Perez Galdos, represented Buñuel’s return to Spain after an exile of many years. A European co-production, it starred Franco Nero (the Italian “it” boy of the moment), Catherine Deneuve (already an international superstar who had most recently brilliantly acquitted herself in Buñuel’s Belle de Jour) and the incomparable Fernando Rey who for a short time in the 1970s played characters who were the personification of sophisticated evil from The French Connection to Buñuel’s films The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie and That Obscure Object of Desire.
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Jason Kravits, Writer I Love Part III
Neely: When last we “talked” and the holidays intervened in terms of continuing a record of our conversation, we were discussing “funny.”
Jason: And that was the other lesson for me with “Lords of the Playground.” It’s not edgy; it’s funny. People like things that are funny; it doesn’t have to have an edge to it. We fought that battle with each other. What are these dads like? You have to be careful because they’ve got to be good dads. We don’t want it to be edgy...
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