viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

´Ernest Hemingway: The Spanish Earth (1937) . Film about the Spanish Civil War. Película sobre la Guerra Civil.

Hace unos pocos días comenté, publiqué un post, sobre una película de propaganda sobre la segunda guerra mundial en la cual participó el fotógrafo Edward Steichen.
Hoy, a pesar de ser cine y este blog estar dedicado a la fotografía antigua, les recomiendo ver , un documental sobre la Guerra Civil Española, al cual prestan su saber grandes escritores, creando, como hizo Steichen una obra de arte visual sobre la guerra que impacta ver todavía hoy:

Ernest Hemingway: The Spanish Earth (1937) 

Film affinity
Tierra de España es uno de los más estremecedores documentos sobre la Guerra Civil, al estructurarse sobre dos ejes: la lucha de los milicianos y los movimientos campesinos. Hemingway se encargaría de poner su voz al narrador de este filme

Wikipedia

The Spanish Earth is a 1937 propaganda film made during the Spanish Civil War in support of the democratically elected Republicans, whose forces included a wide range of the political left, communists, socialists, anarchists, centrists, and liberalist elements. The film was directed by Joris Ivens, written by John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway, narrated by Orson Welles and re-recorded by Hemingway (with Jean Renoir doing the narration in the French release), with music composed by Marc Blitzstein and arranged by Virgil Thomson.

The film opens in the village of Fuentidueña de Tajo (called "Fuentedueña" in the movie), showing the villagers trying to scratch a living from the dry soil and explaining the importance of bringing water to irrigate the fields so more crops can be produced and embattled Madrid can be fed. A map shows the position of the village on the Madrid-Valencia road, which must be kept open at all costs so the capital can be defended. The scene moves to Madrid, with another map showing the front line running west of the city, with a rebel salient in the Ciudad Universitaria, which the loyalists are shown attacking.