Magic Realism Movies & Media Adaptations

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On its release by Miramax in 1993, the Spanish- language film Like Water for Chocolate, based on the novel by Laura Esquivel, was an instant international success. Revised as a screenplay for film by Esquivel and directed by her husband, Mexican director Alfonso Arau, the film effectively translates the fantastical qualities of Magic Realism to cinema.

As a series of cassettes produced by National Public Radio in 1984, Faces, Mirrors, Masks provides a good introduction to twentiethcentury Latin-American fiction writers. Authors represented include Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Ángel Asturias, and Alejo Carpentier. Each tape provides an in-depth discussion of an individual author that includes interviews, music, and excerpts from stories and novels.

Gabriel García Márquez: Magic and Reality is a an hour-long biopic on the life and times of the Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner. The film...

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