Concepción Velasco Varona OAXS MML, known professionally as Concha Velasco, is a Spanish film actress, theater actress and television presenter. She was born in Valladolid and she moved to Madrid when she was 10 years old, she worked as a dancer with Celia Gámez. On March 14, 2018 she announced that, after 64 years of career, the stage play El funeral will be her last. Gold Medal of Merit in Labour. Dame Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise. Concha Velasco on IMDb Spanish page about Concha Velasco
Service at Sea
Service at Sea is a 1951 Spanish war film directed by Luis Suárez de Lezo. Rafael Bardem as Don León José Luis Brugada as Luis Hurtado Rafael Calvo as Padre de Sara Antonio Casas as Jaime Antonio Criado as Alférez de submarino Ángel Córdoba as Cabo de radio Enrique Guitart as Comandante Fernando Heiko Vassel as Capitán mercante Luis Induni as Oficial mercante José Isbert as Don José Carolina Jiménez as Ana María Quico Juanes as Niño Julia Lajos as Tía Isabel Tony Leblanc as Santiago'El Andaluz' Nati Mistral as Cancionista Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro as Madre de Sara Francisco Pierrá as Almirante Julio Riscal as Santiago'El Gallego' Fernando Sancho as Don Tofol Dina Sten as Sara Marina Torres Dante Tulián as Segundo comandante Félix Briones as Fogonero Jacinto San Emeterio as Camarero Alfonso Santacana as Timonel Gérard Tichy as Pasajero José Uribarri as Criado Bentley, Bernard. A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Boydell & Brewer 2008. Service at Sea on IMDb
Museo del Prado
The Prado Museum is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It is considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, the single best collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it contains important collections of other types of works. El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world, it is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world; the numerous works by Francisco Goya, the single most extensively represented artist, as well as by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens and Diego Velázquez, are some of the highlights of the collection. The collection comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, 1,000 sculptures, in addition to a large number of other works of art and historic documents; as of 2012, the museum displayed about 1,300 works in the main buildings, while around 3,100 works were on temporary loan to various museums and official institutions.
The remainder were in storage. The museum received 2.8 million visitors in 2012. It is one of the largest museums in Spain; the best-known work on display at the museum is Las Meninas by Velázquez. Velázquez and his keen eye and sensibility were responsible for bringing much of the museum's fine collection of Italian masters to Spain, now the largest outside Italy; the museum is planning a 16% extension in the nearby Salón de Reinos, to be opened in 2019. The building, now the home of the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed in 1785 by architect of the Enlightenment in Spain Juan de Villanueva on the orders of Charles III to house the Natural History Cabinet. Nonetheless, the building's final function was not decided until the monarch's grandson, Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his wife, Queen María Isabel de Braganza, decided to use it as a new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures; the Royal Museum, which would soon become known as the National Museum of Painting and Sculpture, subsequently the Museo Nacional del Prado, opened to the public for the first time in November 1819.
It was created with the double aim of showing the works of art belonging to the Spanish Crown and to demonstrate to the rest of Europe that Spanish art was of equal merit to any other national school. The first catalogue of the Museum, published in 1819 and devoted to Spanish painting, included 311 paintings, although at that time the Museum housed 1,510 from the various royal residences, the Reales Sitios, including works from other schools; the exceptionally important royal collection, which forms the nucleus of the present-day Museo del Prado, started to increase in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs. Their efforts and determination led to the Royal Collection being enriched by some of the masterpieces now to be seen in the Prado; these include The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, Knight with his Hand on his Breast by El Greco, The Death of the Virgin by Mantegna, The Holy Family, known as "La Perla", by Raphael, Charles V at Mülhberg by Titian, Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet by Tintoretto, Dürer's Self-portrait, Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Three Graces by Rubens, The Family of Charles IV by Goya.
In addition to works from the Spanish royal collection, other holdings increased and enriched the Museum with further masterpieces, such as the two Majas by Goya. Among the now closed museums whose collections have been added to that of the Prado were the Museo de la Trinidad in 1872, the Museo de Arte Moderno in 1971. In addition, numerous legacies and purchases have been of crucial importance for the growth of the collection. Various works entered the Prado from the Museo de la Trinidad, including The Fountain of Grace by the School of Van Eyck, the Santo Domingo and San Pedro Martír altarpieces painted for the monastery of Santo Tomás in Ávila by Pedro Berruguete, the five canvases by El Greco executed for the Colegio de doña María de Aragón. Most of the Museum's 19th-century paintings come from the former Museo de Arte Moderno, including works by the Madrazos, José de Madrazo y Agudo and Federico de Madrazo, Vicente López, Carlos de Haes, Eduardo Rosales and Sorolla. Upon the deposition of Isabella II in 1868, the museum was nationalized and acquired the new name of "Museo del Prado".
The building housed the royal collection of arts, it proved too small. The first enlargement to the museum took place in 1918. Since the creation of the Museo del Prado more than 2,300 paintings have been incorporated into its collection, as well as a large number of sculptures, prints and works of art through bequests and purchases, which account for most of the New Acquisitions. Numerous bequests have enriched the Museum's holdings, such as the outstanding collection of medals left to the Museum by Pablo Bosch. Important donations include Barón Emile d'Erlanger's gift of Goya's Black Paintings in 1881. Among the numerous works that have entered the collection through purchase are some outstanding ones acquired in recent years including two works by El Greco, The Fable and The Flight into Egypt acquired in 1993 and 2001, Goya's Countess of Chinchón bought in 2000, Velázquez's portrait of The Pope's Barber, acquired in 2003 and Fra Angelico's Madonna of the Pomegranate purchased in 2016. Between 1873
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley is a 1998 Spanish dark comedy written, directed by and starring Santiago Segura and produced by Lolafilms. Characterized by its deliberately thick, cartoonish humor, it had a positive reception from the public and critics, making Torrente part of Spanish contemporary popular culture; the title is a parody of Cobra, el brazo fuerte de la ley, the title, used in Spain for the 1986 film Sylvester Stallone-starred film Cobra. This film won two Goya awards and it became the highest-grossing film in the history of Spanish cinema surpassed by its sequel, it laid the foundations of the Torrente film series by Santiago Segura, who directed the sequel, the third, the fourth and fifth films. These last two were shot in stereoscopic 3D. José Luis Torrente is a lazy, drunkard, racist, right-wing ex-policeman turned fake cop who lives in a decrepit apartment in a slum neighbourhood of Madrid with his wheelchair-bound father, whose disability checks are Torrente's only real income.
One day, a new family of neighbours which owns and operates a fish store moves into the apartment below Torrente's and he becomes attracted to the young, nymphomaniac niece of the family, Amparo. In order to get close to her, he befriends her nerdy weapon enthusiast cousin, Rafi, by taking him to target practice and on his nightly patrol rounds through the neighbourhood. During their patrols, Torrente begins to suspect that criminal activity is occurring in the new local Chinese restaurant, his suspicions are confirmed when his father accidentally overdoses after eating a stolen food roll, filled with packets of heroin. Torrente decides to crack the drug ring in order to regain his former status within the Police Force. Torrente attempts to seduce Amparo, who has sex with him after his father's overdose. Amparo's aunt, misreads her relationship with Torrente and believes that they are engaged. Torrente and Rafi sneak into the restaurant at night and witness El Francés, the underboss of the drug trafficking outfit run by a mobster named Mendoza and executing a delivery boy named Wang, who had lost a shipment of the heroin and they overhear that the outfit will soon be receiving a major drug shipment from a mobster known as Farelli.
The pair accidentally make their presence known and flee the restaurant on Rafi's fish delivery van while being chased by armed delivery boys. Torrente enlists the help of Rafi's nerdy friends: Malaguita, a martial artist, Bombilla, an electronics expert, Toneti, a James Bond aficionado; the crew picks up Torrente's father from the hospital and prepare a reconnaissance mission to discover the location of the drug deal. Toneti goes to the Chinese restaurant while wearing a wire but blows his cover and winds up revealing Torrente's name to El Francés before trying to escape through a window and falling to his death. El Francés and some of his goons raid Torrente's apartment but are attacked by Torrente's father, who wields a taser and some pliers, before the father suffers a heart attack and plummets down a flight of stairs. Nonetheless, they kidnap Amparo. After discovering his father's death and Amparo's kidnapping, Torrente becomes despondent but soon after Lio-Chii, Wang's girlfriend and a waitress at the Chinese restaurant who had once waited on a drunken Torrente and reveals the location of the drug deal, claiming she wants revenge for her boyfriend's death.
Torrente, Malaguita, Lio-Chii and Torrente's friend and informant Carlitos head over to the drug deal on an old warehouse outside town. The crew plan a complex plot to bring down the deal and take the 50 million pesetas that Mendoza brought but the plan goes raw from the start when Bombita accidentally blows himself and Farelli up with a bomb he'd set up as a distraction. Farelli's men and Mendoza's men begin shooting at each other and in the aftermath, most of the mobsters and Carlitos end up dead. Torrente guns down El Francés and ends up getting shot in the stomach himself, while Rafi goes to rescue Amparo. Rafi gets cornered by Mendoza but he's rescued when Lio-Chii shoots him in the back. In the aftermath of the shootout and Malaguita get congratulated by police commissioner Cayetano for helping in bringing down one of the most vicious local drug rings and Rafi begins a relationship with Lio-Chii. Torrente gets taken away on an ambulance for his wounds. Cayetano discovers that the money is gone.
In the ambulance speeding away, Torrente bribes the ambulance drivers and flees to Torremolinos with the 50 million pesetas that he swiped while no one was watching. Santiago Segura as José Luis Torrente Javier Bardem as Sultán Javier Cámara as Rafi Neus Asensi as Amparito Chus Lampreave as Reme Tony Leblanc as Torrente Padre Julio Sanjuán as Malaguita Jaime Barnatán as Toneti Darío Paso as Bombilla Carlos Perea as Carlitos Manuel Manquiña as El Francés Espartaco Santoni as Mendoza Rosa Zhidán as Lio-Chii Antonio de la Torre as Rodrigo Javier Jurdao as Israel Carlos Bardem as Cayetano César Vea as Borja Jake Nong as Wang Segura decided to make his first film during the filming of The Day of the Beast, while preparing the final scene; as an actor believed there was enough drama to provoke pity when your character dies, the Church ignored him and realized that to do what you want with the charact
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
Antonio Román was a top Spanish film director, film producer and film critic. During the 1940s, Antonio Román was one of Spain's most celebrated filmmakers and went on to become one of the managers of the Cooperativa Cinematográfica Castilla. Planning to be a pharmacist, he instead turned to film criticism, writing for some of Spain's most distinguished journals. By 1934, he had begun directing, starting with a few short documentaries, his first full-length film, 1941's "Escuadrilla", was made in collaboration with Sáenz De Heredia. Other features directed by Román include 1944's "Lola Montes" and 1947's "La Fuentovejuna". Román went on writing reviews and directing films throughout the'60s and into the 70s, although became less prolific, In 1970, he was fired from the set of "Ringo Del Nebraska" his last film, after having filmed less than 10%, because the producer did not like his slow and meticulous pace, he was replaced by Mario Bava, a friend and protégé. Out of respect for Román, Bava refused to accept credit on the film.
Román died in 1989 in Madrid. Sandra Ensueño Canto à la emigración Ciudad encantada Barcelona o ritmo de un día Mérida Al borde del gran viaje De la Alhambra al Albaicín El hombre y el carro Escuadrilla Boda en el infierno Intrigue The House of Rain Lola Montes Last Stand in the Philippines Fuenteovejuna La vida encadenada El amor brujo Pacto de silencio El pasado amenaza La fuente enterrada La forastera Last Day Congress in Seville La fierecilla domada Dos novias para un torero Madrugada Los clarines del miedo Bombas para la paz Mi mujer me gusta más El sol en el espejo Pacto de silencio Un tiro por la espalda Ringo de Nebraska A Dog in Space El mesón del gitano Antonio Románl on IMDb