Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque de Nervios

Perfect weather to make gazpacho. I’ve been feeling rather Pepa-ish lately, too, so it all fits.



“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell

No lady’s dangerous if you know how to handle her.

Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios - Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown - Pedro Almodóvar 1988


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women 3

womenmy favorite scene

again – one of my favorite scenes


My family life was completely governed by women. Up to the age of about eight, I lived entirely surrounded by women, and by strong women. The post-war women, I don’t know how they got by. Despite the situation they managed to feed us every day; they managed to find something to allow us to survive. Spain was marked by this generation of woman.

Pedro Almodovar

(on what made him, and the women in his films)

Excellent example for the love of his style of cinematography. The way he angles the camera shots from above, and plays with the color palette is incredible. It feels like Wes Anderson has learned a thing or two from Almodovar, even though I can’t say for sure one knows the other. Both tend to stick to the same actors and has great soundtracks.