These works are all about Gabriel García Márquez.

La Magia de lo Real

"Films for the Humanities," Princeton, NJ. 1982
In Spanish and English; 60 minutes.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (video recording): La Magia de Lo Real / Films for the humanities; producer, Harol Mantell; director, Ana Christiana Navarro -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, c 1982. 1 video cassette (60 min.): sd., col., with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. In Spanish. P. E. Woodford. Camera, Fernanco Velez; executive producer, Harold Mantell; editor, Arshes Anasal. "FFH 176" Intended audience: adult. Issued also as U-Matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. Issued also in English under same title. Issued also as motion picture.

Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of García Márquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, blending the real with the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia.

This entry was sent in by Juan Lopez, who says this:

Here's a film that I watched about a month ago. It is a wonderful work. Gabriel García Márquez discusses many of his works while they trace his life in Aracataca, and Bogota. Many of the wonderful characters that come out of that mythical place, Macondo, are discussed, and interviewed. Colombian historical events covered. These include, the banana massacre, and La Violencia. The work comes in Spanish, and Spanish with subtitles.

La Magia de lo Real may be ordered through Applause Video for $149.95 (1-800-277-5287; 85 Fernwood Lane, Roslyn, NY 11576-1431; Catalog #FHS176E for English; #FHS176S for Spanish.)

García Márquez: Tales Beyond Solitude

Macondo visitor Judy Caslaes writes:

This is an excellent documentary in which Gabriel García Márquez discusses the relationship between literature and film. There are excerpts from a number of films for which he wrote the scripts as well as shots of the area in Colombia that provides the settings for many of his novels and short stories. Probably because of a rather graphic scene from Eréndira, the documentary has an "R" rating.

It may be ordered through Applause Video for $29.95 (1-800-277-5287; 85 Fernwood Lane, Roslyn, NY 11576-1431; Catalog #HVMAR220) Or you can order it directly from for considerably cheaper:

Marquez Tales Beyond Solitude (Profile of a Writer); Gabriel Marquez; VHS Tape; $16.99

Enredando sombras

Directed by: Edmundo Aray & Fernando Birri

Credited cast (as themselves):
Michael Chanan
Gabriel García Márquez
Pilar Miró
Robert Redford

I have no information on this film other than that Gabo makes an appearance.

García Márquez in Film

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Cinema -- Films based on Gabo's literary works.

Screenplays -- Films with Gabo as a writer or co-writer.

TV -- Television programs written by Gabo or based on his fiction.

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--Allen B. Ruch
2 June 2003