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Rob Stone

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072000

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.001.0001

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A sense of nobility: the making of Medem

A sense of nobility: the making of Medem

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Julio Medem
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Rob Stone

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0012

This chapter presents an account of Julio Medem's early years and a background of his family, lineage and ethnicity. It also throws light on what made Medem politically aware and inclined him towards films. Medem's initial attempts at making films were from his own household. His educational training was in anatomy, but he never practised medicine. 1983 to 1985 are described as Medem's film buff years, when he found out that he really liked the auteurist cinema. 1984 was when he enrolled himself for a course in professional video. Medem collaborated on the script, direction and editing of José María Tuduri's Crónica de la segunda guerra carlista, which prepared him for his narrative, Vacas. In 1989, he won a commission to write, direct and edit a short feature, El diario vasco. Eventually, Medem set the bar high for a ‘New Basque Cinema’.

Keywords:   Julio Medem, films, film buff years, auteurist cinema, New Basque Cinema, Vacas

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