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Screenplays

Screenplays
The following are all works written or co-written by García Márquez himself, but not based on his literary fiction. Reviews and commentary are welcome.

Juego peligroso

Mexico, 1966
In Spanish; 94 minutes
Directed by Luis Alcoriza & Arturo Ripstein
Writing Credits: Gabriel García Márquez
 

The IMBD has a small entry on this film, of which Gabo wrote the "HO" segment. Maximiliano Maza provides a plot summary: "Two stories set in Río de Janeiro. The first one (HO) is about a man (Vilar) who picks up a couple of newlyweds (Julissa and Dantas) on the highway to Río. The couple's car is wrecked and the man offers his help to take the bride to their honeymoon bungalow. Everything goes wrong when the man is caught by his wife with the bride in his car. The second story (Divertimento) is about a woman (Pinal) who wants to kill her lover's wife. She doesn't know that her lover (Rodrigues) and his wife (Wilma) plan to stage the crime to blackmail her."

Tiempo de morir
(A Time to Die)

Mexico, 1985
In Spanish
Directed by Jorge Alí Triana
Writing Credits: Gabriel García Márquez
 

The IMBD has a small entry on this film.

Fábula de la Bella Palomera
(Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon Fancier)

Spain, 1988; 78 minutes
In Spanish
Directed by Ruy Guerra
Writing Credits: Gabriel García Márquez
 

The IMBD has a small entry on this production, with the following plot outline: "Orestes, a rich factory owner, falls for the beautiful Fulvia. They communicate using pigeons, to avoid being discovered by her husband." Thomas Billings provides a more detailed review here.

Edipo alcalde
(Oedipus Mayor)

Colombia, 1996; 100 minutes
In Spanish
Directed by Jorge Alí Triana  
Writing credits: Gabriel García Márquez & Stella Malagon

The IMBD has an entry on this film. There is a review online at www.nsq.com.

García Márquez in Film

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

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

Documentaries -- Films about Gabo himself.


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--Allen B. Ruch
2 June 2003