1. "BE SO MELO(dramatic) Project" was born from a love of Film and is a call to create anachronistic tributes to 60's melodramas and repossess those screen attitudes that are no longer ours; how to behave like those characters; live those commonplaces; play those extreme emotions; bring back objects that are no longer used, give them back their emotional meaning, narrative role, and recover that dramatic intensity.

    BESOMELO(d)P is about emotional impact, from the classic melodrama genre to the present day. It’s a democratization and contemporary adaptation to our daily lives and the technology in our disposal. A dialogue between fiction and reality; collective memory and live devices. An initiative for a cinematographic look at reality and a recognition of Filmophilia.

    BESOMELO(d)P is about how to humanize Cinema and how reality can become cinematographic.. It's about that thin line which divides fiction from reality and all these situations we are not sure which of them belong to, or may be it's to a mixture of both: the memory.
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    In this collective line, #MELODRAMActions, I do open calls to create anachronistic tributes to 60's melodramas and repossess those screen attitudes that are no longer ours; how to behave like those characters; live those commonplaces; play those extreme emotions; bring back objects that no longer exist and are no longer used, give them back their emotional meaning, narrative role, and recover that dramatic intensity.
    To recover them: a series of audiovisual pieces, each of them made by several reconstructions, performed mostly by non-actors, simply based on a few common rules about "how to BE SO MELOdramatic", in order to make a humanized and lo-fidelity tribute, a global, ensemble act of recovery, which reflects universal male and female emotions.

    "THE BARE KNUCKLE (SCENE)" belongs to the collective line of BESOMELO(d)P, "footage-in-progress and site specific interventions, for a Contemporary Melodramatization and a recovery of Cinema Heritage"..
    This clip is a tribute to a scene from "Blue", by Kristof Kiweslowsky. And to Julie Vignon.

    More info about the project in next links:
    blog: http://besomelodramatic.blogspot.com.es/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BesomeloDramaticProject

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  2. "BE SO MELO(dramatic)" was born from a love of Film and is a call to create anachronistic tributes to 60's melodramas and repossess those screen attitudes that are no longer ours; how to behave like those characters; live those commonplaces; play those extreme emotions; bring back objects that are no longer used, give them back their emotional meaning, narrative role, and recover that dramatic intensity.

    BESOMELO(d)P is about emotional impact, from the classic melodrama genre to the present day. It’s a democratization and contemporary adaptation to our daily lives and the technology at our disposal. A dialogue between fiction and reality; collective memory and live devices. An initiative for a cinematographic look at reality and a recognition of Filmophilia.

    BESOMELO(d)P is about how to humanize Cinema and how reality can become cinematographic.. It's about that thin line which divides fiction from reality and all these situations we are not sure which of them belong to, or may be it's to a mixture of both: the memory.
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    In this collective line, #MELODRAMActions, I do open calls to create anachronistic tributes to 60's melodramas and repossess those screen attitudes that are no longer ours; how to behave like those characters; live those commonplaces; play those extreme emotions; bring back objects that no longer exist and are no longer used, give them back their emotional meaning, narrative role, and recover that dramatic intensity.
    To recover them: a series of audiovisual pieces, each of them made by several reconstructions, performed mostly by non-actors, simply based on a few common rules about "how to BE SO MELOdramatic", in order to make a humanized and lo-fidelity tribute, a global, ensemble act of recovery, which reflects universal male and female emotions.

    "THE PHONE BOOTH (SCENE)" belongs to the collective line of BESOMELO(d)P, "footage-in-progress and site specific interventions, for a Contemporary Melodramatization and a recovery of Cinema Heritage".
    This clip is a tribute to one of the commonplaces from classic melodrama Cinema, even the original fount/reference scene comes directly from "The wall Pink Floyd", by Alan Parker.

    More info about the project in next links:
    blog: http://besomelodramatic.blogspot.com.es/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BesomeloDramaticProject

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  3. IT'S AN INITIATIVE BY MARIA ROGEL/LAPOR, AS PART OF "BE SO MELODRAMATIC Project".
    About how to rescue references from Classic Cinema in alive dispositives and site-specific contexts, making audience become extras and part of the rescue and recuperation of Cinematographic Heritage.
    It's a matter of urgency, to not lose or forget so such great movies and this way of think in Cinema.

    In this experience, "Remake&Review" was about "SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS" (Elia Kazan, 1961), head of melodrama genre, and in the memory of William Wordsworth.
    First action of the REMAKE&REVIEWS serie: a class happening. Reconstruction of a scene which took place in a real class context, where pupils don't know what it's gonna happen. which is bringb to a real class. The story of Deanie Loomis (Natalie Wood), one of the most unforgotable charcters in the Cinema. Common points between she -a character form the fiction- and the students, the opportiunity and the possibility of a empathy.... Because of an alive character, perfoming a scene from the past. The importances of the stages to make become real a context, A travel in the Time.

    "(How to rescue) SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS" took place on 22th Fevruary 2013, in the School of Fine Arts of Complutense University (Madrid, SPAIN), where I studied ten years ago, in order to establish how close (or far away) new generations are from the Cinema from half a century in a contemporary culture and way of purchase images.
    And it's also an experience and an experiment about how reality and fiction got dissolved each other by anachronism.

    BE SO MELODRAMATIC is an audiovisual investigation and a Tribute to Cinema, about consecuences and emotional impact in nowadays,

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    CREDITS

    STARRING:
    Teresa Hernando....... as Deamie Loomies.
    Marjorie Glantz............. as Miss Metcalf (the teacher).
    Yara Paz........................ as Juanita (the girl who goes out).

    CAMERA AND EDITING: Juan Molina.

    IDEA AND DIRECTION: María Rogel/Lapor.

    THANKS TO: Mercedes Replinger and Lila Insua/LA TRASERA, for help to create the context; Almudena García and Carla Rogel, for support production.

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    MADRID, 2013.
    (C) BE SO MELODRAMATIC Project.

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  4. “BE SO MELODRAMATIC” is a tribute to cinema, an audiovisual research and an anachronism. About 60's melodrama and how to make ours those screen poses that no longer belong (or relate) to us; behave like those characters; live those common places; play upset moods; bring back objects that no longer exist, no longer used, give them back their emotional meaning, narrative, recover that dramatic intensity.

    "BE SO MELODRAMATIC", a work.in-progress footage, an audiovisual collective project in a very close relationship with Cinema and Collective Memory, around iconos and commonplaces from melodrama, about how to (nowadays) rescue them .

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    >> DIRECTION, PRODUCTION AND DEVELEOPMENT: María Rogel.

    STARRING (teaser): Wojtec Zielminsky, Alfredo Miralles, Dário Rana, Trevor Bach, Alfredo Portátil.

    EDITION (teaser): Erique López.

    SOUNDTRACK (teaser) by: Tostadas.

    THANKS TO: Javier Cano, Olatz Napal, Sabine Steyer and Carla Rogel, for their help.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT.

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  5. Stages of "BE SO MELODRAMATIC" project: How it was born and how it growing...

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