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Narciso Ibánez Menta – Obras Maestras Del Terror

Narciso Ibáñez Menta in Obras Maestras Del Terror

Narciso Ibáñez Menta in Obras Maestras Del Terror

Obras Maestras Del Terror (Masterpieces of Terror) is an Argentine Spanish language horror film based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

The film contains three separate stories all featuring Argentine/Spanish actor Narciso Ibáñez Menta in the lead role; for many he was the face of terror in the Spanish speaking world for much of the twentieth century.

The three stories were adapted by Luis Peñafiel and were based on Poe’s short stories, “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” “The Cask Of Amontillado,” and, “The Tell-Tale Heart.”  The screenplay was written by Rodolfo M. Taboada.

These stories are terrifying!  The adaptations are remarkable.  If you are familiar with Edgar Allan Poe’s work you will probably appreciate this film whether you speak Spanish or not.  If you are not familiar with Poe’s work this movie might induce you to become acquainted with it.

Narciso Ibánez Menta acted in many horror films and this one is a great introduction to an amazing talent.  Enjoy!

Obras Maestras del Terror es un film de horror basado en los cuentos cortos de Edgar Allan Poe.

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El Vitral

el-vitralEl Vitral is one of the best used book stores in Buenos Aires.  We have added many titles to our book collection buying from them – always at a great price.

The majority of the books offered are Spanish however they also sell books in French, Italian, German and English.

They very often have books on English grammar, composition, and rhetoric; dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopedias.  We purchased our most valued dictionary there a couple of years ago for $40 ($10 US).

We purchased the following English books at El Vitral for the equivalent of a couple of dollars within the last couple of years:

Gustave Doré – Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote – “A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination”

The last time we were in El Vitral they were playing music by the composer Marin Marais being performed by Jordi Savall.  Marvelous.

El Vitral es una de las mejores librerías de usados en Buenos Aires.  Sumamos muchos libros a nuesta colección comprándolos allí – siempre a muy buen precio.

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