Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Film Review: Bolero

If you have never seen this 1984 release, do not bother. The horsemanship of the Peralta brothers may be appreciated, but little else.

Bo Derek and Ana Obregon play college grads who head for Spain to live the wild life after all their schooling. Derek meets and romances a rejoneador, seduces him, nearly loses him and ends up with him in the end.


Not even George Kennedy in a supporting role can save this fiasco.

One images Bo Derek proves as she always has  that no clothes make sup for no talent among some viewers.

As for the rest of us....

Again, yawn.

There are some bullfighting scenes, but they are minimal and dull. The Peraltas do their best as doubles for the actor and they might be worth giving this film a one time viewing over, but do not set your expectations too high.

The movie bombed when it was released in theaters and should rightfully bomb even now, decades later.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ana Batista

Women's libration has clearly reached the bullring and one of the top figures in la fiesta brava now, as far as fighting off horseback in the style of rejoneo would be concerned would be Ana Batista.

Having obtained attention in Spain as well as her native Portugal, the veteran torera has constantly proven her skills as a rider and bullfighter.

One may learn more by visiting her own webpage at http://www.anabatista.com