Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murrieta (TV)

Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murrieta - Spanish title

A 1975 Spanish television production [RTVE (Madrid)]
Producer: Jose Caturla
Director: Luis Calvo Teixeira
Story: based on the poem by Pablo Neruda
Screenplay: Luis Calvo Teixeira
Cinematography: Porfirio Enríquez [color]
Music: Manuel Picón, Olga Manzano
Running time: 55 minutes

Joaquin Murrieta - Indio Juan (Carlos Alvarez)
Murrieta’s wife - Olga Manzano
With: Manuel Picón, Ricardo Steimberg (Ricardo Steinberg), Jadranka, Jorge Bado, Juan Carlos Fernandez

At seventeen Chilean peasant Joaquin Murrieta immigrates to California in 1850, in search of gold, and by the end of his life he has become a legendary rebel ans vigilante killed on July 23, 1853. He has been considered a symbol of people fighting for freedom and against injustice ever since that time.

This TV musical was an episode of theHoras doradas’ (Golden hour) music series co-produced with the US and Canada; the special program Flash and Death of Joaquin Murieta, was a finalist for an Italian Television Award. The presentation was based on the play which itself was based on a poem by Pablo Neruda.

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