[Right] with c.asst/c.op Teo Escamilla

[Right] - 1974

               

LUÍS CUADRADO

Born: 1934, Toro [Zamora], Spain, as Luís Enrique Cuadrado Encinar.

Died: 18 January 1980, Madrid, Spain [suicide].

Education: Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía [EOC], Madrid [1957-63].

Career: Abandoned his medical studies after 2 years to work at his father's glassworks. Went to film school. Started as c.op until 1965.

Ph commercials dir by Basilio Martín Patino, a.o.

He contracted an illness which caused him to become blind.

Was a member of the ATC.

Awards: Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos Award [1970] for 'El jardín de las delicias', a.o.; Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos 'Mejor Labor Fotográfica' Award [1973] for 'El espíritu de la colmena', 'Ana y los lobos' & 'Habla, mudita'; Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos Award [1974].



'El espíritu de la colmena/The Spirit of the Beehive': 'I once showed a dozen or so classic non-American films to students at the Royal College of Art. To my surprise, despite the fact that the list included the work of such world-renowned directors as Luis Buñuel, Satyajit Ray and Kenji Mizoguchi, the film they fell in love with was Victor Erice's 'El espíritu de la colmena/The Spirit of the Beehive'. They rightly thought it close to magic. It is one of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made in Spain, or anywhere in the past 25 years or so. […] The film is cloaked in quiet and sadness, through which its children move almost as if in a dream world of their own. It is brilliantly shot by the great Luís Cuadrado in atmospherically muted colors: the series of dissolves with which he denotes the passing of time outside the makeshift cinema where the children see 'Frankenstein' provides one stunning sequence, but there are many. Few know that Cuadrado was going blind at the time, which makes his work all the more remarkable.' [Derek Malcolm in 'The Guardian', September 16, 1999.]

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'El espíritu de la colmena/The Spirit of the Beehive': 'Part of the film's wistful air can be certainly laid down to the remarkable cinematography; Bergman-like interiors are bathed in light streaming through the hexagonal-patterned [beehive-like] windows, betraying a debt to Vermeer both compositionally and in terms of the rich golden hues. Exterior shots are similarly rich in color, the Castilian plains as full and golden as anything we would later see. Cinematographer Luís Cuadrado was slowly going blind around the time in which the picture was shot, and it is all the more remarkable that the subtle nuances of chiaroscuro indoors, as well as the more grandiose outdoor shots, are as superbly photographed as they are.'



 FILMS AT THE ACADEMY [EOC]

1960

Día de paro [Antonio Eceiza] b&w; short/6m

1960

Tarde de domingo [Basilio Martín Patino] c.op; ph: Chang Pao-Ching

1961

En el río [José Luis Borau Moradell] c.op; ph: Armando Rodríguez González-Posada

1961

Cuartelazo [Héctor Sevillano] ?

1961

La lágrima del diablo [Julio Diamante] b&w; short/21m

1962

El borracho [Mario Camus] b&w; short/19m

1962

Un martes [Wilhelm Ziener] b&w; short/9m

1962

Jueves Santo [Pascual Cervera] b&w; short/8m

1962

Felipe el Hermoso [Wilhelm Ziener] b&w; short/9m

1962

Turno de noche [Luis Enrique Torán] b&w; short/15m


 FILMS

1961

[Minas de] Río Tinto [Luis Enrique Torán] c; doc/38m

1962

Capital Madrid [José Luis Borau] c; doc/30m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán

1962

A través del fútbol [Antonio Eceiza & Elías Querejeta] b&w; doc/11m

1962

Playa insólita [Javier Aguirre] c; short/20m

1964

Los seis días [Jesús Yagüe] b&w; doc/14m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán

1964

Vitoria Stop [Javier Sagastizábal] c; doc/17m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán

1964

Potencia para el desarrollo [Manuel del Río] c; doc/90m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán, Fernando Arribas, Raúl Artigot, Fernando Espiga & Lorenzo de Pablo

1964

Vizcaya 4 [Javier Aguirre] c; doc/14m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán

1964

España insólita [Javier Aguirre] c; doc/78m; cph: Manuel Rojas & Milton Stefani

1965

El memorial del agua [Luis Enrique Torán] c; doc/18m; cph: L.E. Torán & Fernando Arribas

1965

San Juan del Toro [Nadia Werba] c; doc/11m; cph: Diego Úbeda

1965

De cuerpo presente [Antonio Eceiza] b&w (+ 1 scene in color)

1965

La caza/The Hunt [Carlos Saura] b&w

1965

Lejos de los árboles [Jacinto Esteva] b&w; doc/101m; cph: Juan Amorós, Milton Stefany, Juan Julio Baena & Francisco Marín; filmed 1965-70; released in 1972

1965

Algo de amor [Gabriel Blanco] b&w; doc/22m; cph: Fernando Arribas & José Miguel López Sáez

1965

Cualquier mañana [Gabriel Blanco] b&w; doc/22m; cph: Fernando Arribas & Jesús Jiménez

1965

Juguetes rotos/Broken Toys [Manuel Summers] b&w; cph: Francisco Fraile

1966

Maestros del duende [Nadia Werba] b&w; doc/12m

1966

Unos chicos, unas chicas [Nadia Werba] b&w; doc/13m

1966

Último encuentro/The Last Meeting [Antonio Eceiza] b&w

1966

Mañana será otro día [Jaime Camino] ts/c

1966

Ama Lur - Tierra Madre [Néstor Basterretxea & Fernando Larruquert] ts/c; doc/103m; cph: Julio Amóstegui

1967

Catch [Nadia Werba] b&w; doc/14m

1967

La Costa Brava [José Luis Font] c; doc/20m; cph: Luis Enrique Torán

1967

No conteu amb els oits/No contéis con los dedos/Carmen [Pere (= Pedro Portabella)] b&w-c; exp short/33m

1967

Peppermint frappé [Carlos Saura] c

1967

Si volvemos a vernos/Smashing Up [Francisco Regueiro] ts/c

1967

Sábado en la playa [Esteban Farré] b&w

1968

Nocturno 29 [Pedro Portabella] b&w-c

1968

El Baldiri de la costa [José María Font Espina] ts/c

1968

-Stress-es tres-tres-/Stress Is Three [Carlos Saura] b&w

1968

Los desafíos/The Challenges [Claudio Guerín, José Luis Egea & Víctor Erice] c; 3 seg

1968

España otra vez/Spain Again [Jaime Camino] c

1968

Cantando a la vida [Angelino Fons] c; 2uc: Julio Ortas

1968

La madriguera/Honeycomb [Carlos Saura] c

1969

Del amor y otras soledades/Love and Other Solitudes [Basilio Martín Patino] ts/c

1969

Alcántara, un millón de kilowatios [Luciano González Egido] c; doc/553mtr; cph: Antonio Pérez Olea, José Luis Alcaine, José Miguel López Sáez & Miguel Angel Martín

1969

Deseoconsumo [Miguel Cañones] b&w-c; doc/15m; cph: José Luis Alcaine, Roberto Gómez & Gilberto Azevedo

1969

Jurtzenka [Un invierno en Mallorca, ó George Sand y Federico Chopin] [Jaime Camino] c

1969

Las secretas intenciones/Secret Intentions [Antonio Eceiza] c

1969

Un, dos, tres... al escondite inglés [Iván Zulueta] c

1969

Urtain, el rey de la selva... o así/Urtain, King of the Mountains [Manuel Summers] c

1970

Las sepulcrales [Tomás Aznar] c; short/14m

1970

El jardín de las delicias/The Garden of Delights [Carlos Saura] scope/c

1970

Goya. Historia de una soledad [Nino Quevedo] ts/c; cph: José F. Aguayo

1970

Los jóvenes amantes/Adoro [Benito Alazraki] c

1971

Consejos a los rumiantes [Jesús García de Dueñas] c; short/11m

1971

Permanencia del arabesco [Jaime Chávarri] c; doc/8m

1971

Adiós, cigüeña, adiós [Manuel Summers] c

1971

Condenados a viver/Bronson's Revenge/Cut-Throats Nine [Joaquín Luis Romero-Marchent] c

1971

Mi querida señorita/My Dearest Senorita [Jaime de Armiñán] c

1971

Diabólica malicia/Child of the Night/Night Hair Child/What the Peeper Saw [James Kelley & Andrea Bianchi] c; cph: Harry Waxman

1971

Pastel de sangre/Blood Pie/Cake of Blood [José María Vallés, Emilio Martínez Lázaro, Francisco Bellmunt & Jaime Chávarri] ts/c

1972

La casa sin fronteras [Pedro Olea] c

1972

La banda J. & S. Cronaca criminale del far-west/Los hijos del día y de la noche/Sonny and Jed/Bandera Bandits/Far West Story [Sergio Corbucci] ts/c; cph (?): Alejandro Ulloa; + small part

1972

Ciento treinta y ocho [José Luis Alexanco] ?; short/50m

1972

Mi profesora particular [Jaime Camino] c

1972

Carta de amor de un asesino [Francisco Regueiro] c

1972

Ana y los lobos/Anna and the Wolves [Carlos Saura] c

1973

Proceso a Jesús [José Luis Sáenz de Heredia] c

1973

Habla, mudita/Don Ramiro [Manuel Gutíerrez Aragón] c

1973

El espíritu de la colmena/The Spirit of the Beehive [Víctor Erice] c

1973

La prima Angélica/Cousin Angelica [Carlos Saura] c

1973

Verflucht, dies Amerika/La banda de Jaider/Yankee Dudler [Volker Vogeler] c

1973

El amor del capitán Brando [Jaime de Armiñán] c

With actor Burgess Meredith [r]

"Hay que matar a B."

1974

Hay que matar a B./B Must Die [José Luis Borau] c

1974

Il bianco, il giallo, il nero/El blanco, el amarillo, el negro/White, the Yellow, and the Black/Samurai/Shoot First... Ask Questions Later [Sergio Corbucci] ts/c

1974

La regenta/The Regent's Wife [Gonzalo Suárez] scope/c

1974

Las cosas bien hechas [Pedro Vidal] c; doc/14m

1974

Memoria/Las bestias no se mirán al espejo [Francisco Macián] c; sfx ph: Gilberto Soriano

1974

El clan de los Nazarenos [Joaquín Luis Romero-Marchent] c

1975

Furtivos [José Luis Borau] c

1975

La muerte del escorpión [Gonzalo Herralde] ts/c

1975

Pascual Duarte/La familia de Pascual Duarte [Ricardo Franco] c

1976

Emilia... parada y fonda [Angelino Fons] c

1976

Mi primer pecado/Charlie and the Hooker [Manuel Summers] c


 TELEVISION

1967

Valencia de Blasco Ibáñez [José Luis Font] doc/b&w; cph: Francisco Madurga & Teodoro Escamilla


 MISCELLANEOUS

1959

Los golfos/The Delinquents [Carlos Saura] general asst; ph: Juan Julio Baena

1959

El cochecito/The Wheelchair/The Little Coach [Marco Ferreri] general asst; ph: Juan Julio Baena

1960

Día de muertos [Julián Marcos & Joaquín Jordá; doc] 2nd c.asst; ph: Juan Julio Baena & Luis Enrique Torán

1961

A través de San Sebastián [Antonio Eceiza & Elías Qerejeta; doc] 2nd c.asst; ph: Luis Enrique Torán

1963

El próximo otoño [Antonio Eceiza] 2nd c.op; ph: Luis Enrique Torán

1964

Crimen de doble filo [José Luis Borau] c.op; ph: Luis Enrique Torán

1964

Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus gli invincibili/Samson and the Mighty Challenge [Giorgio Capitani] co-2nd c.asst; ph: Carlo Bellero

1965

Megatón ye ye [Jesús Yagüe] 2nd c.op; ph: Armando Rodríguez González-Posada

1965

Muere una mujer [Mario Camus] 2nd c.op; ph: Víctor Monreal