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Santiago Alvarez

Highest Rated:   38% Slugs (1987)
Lowest Rated:   38% Slugs (1987)
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Santiago Alvarez was an influential figure in the development of Cuban cinema and - even after his death - remains the country's preeminent documentary filmmaker; he is known for his innovative genius. While he was a young man, Alvarez lived and studied in the U.S. He went back to Cuba in the mid-1940s and began working at a local television station as a music librarian. At that time he was also an active member of the communist party and of "Nuestro Tiempo," a political and cultural society. Following the Cuban Revolution, the 40-year-old Alvarez began making documentaries, despite the fact that he had no formal training. In 1959, he co-founded the Instituto del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC), a filmmaking collective devoted to making revolutionary films. For a time he was the head of the ICAIC's newsreel division. Alvarez's documentaries are characterized by their pro-Castro, anti-imperialist themes. Stylistically, the films are fast-paced, almost jittery animated collages that combine an eclectic blend of visual images ranging from cartoons to photographs to Hollywood film clips with unusual editing and the judicious use of sound. His unique style can be seen in his satirical 1968 short LBJ.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Santiago Alvarezin Parhaita 1
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Shooting Elizabeth
  • Accountant
1992
38% Slugs
  • John Foley
1987
No Score Yet El Caballero del dragón (Star Knight) (The Knight of the Dragon)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet La guerra necesaria
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Abril de Vietnam en el ano del gato
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet El Tigre Salto y Mato, Pero Morira... Morira
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Y el cielo fue tomado por asalto
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet De América soy hijo... y a ella me debo
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet 79 Springs
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet La guerra olvidada
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Hasta la victoria siempre
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Hanoi, Tuesday the 13th (Hanoi, martes 13)
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Ciclón (Hurricane)
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet ¿Como, por que y para que se asesina a un general?
  • Director
No Score Yet To Die for Your Country Is to Live Forever (Morir por la patria es vivir)
  • Director
No Score Yet Santiago Alvarezin Parhaita 2
  • Director
No Score Yet Dos por una Igual go home
  • Director

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