Synopses & Reviews
Is it true that in 1960 the Spanish soccer team resigned to dispute the European Cup because Franco did not want the Russian team to play in Madrid? Is it true that relations between Franco and Kennedy were very cold and full of distrust? How did they live in Spain with the great social changes that were occurring worldwide in the early 60s? Was it true that they were about to cancel the only appearances by the Beatles in Madrid and Barcelona? Under what circumstances did the New Spanish cinema come about? Was it true that newspapers of the day were only allowed to publish one successful news story a week? How was the campaign of 25 years of Peace and the Spanish presence in the New York Worlds Fair? This book speaks of an intense 5 years of changes worldwide. The eventful and difficult transition of the autocracy to the development of Spain. The rhetoric of the Imperio al 600.” The Spanish emigration towards Europe. The definitive loss of cultural discourse by the regime. The attempts to oxygenate the system. The abandonment of monolithic Catholicism. New customs. The birth of other life styles. The appearance of pop and the new Spanish cinema. The myths: Marylyn, the Beatles, Che Guevara, Marisol, from El Cordobés to Raphael. The first 60 years: a history not very well known. Between censorship and the illusion of liberty. Del Imperio al 600” includes firsthand accounts of many of the people from the period of the 60s in Spain.
About the Author
Manuel Esp�n was born in Madrid, he is licensed to practice law, has studied �Politics, Sociology, and Information Sciences �, etc., he has completed his Doctorate, he imparts courses and subjects to diverse universities and centers for higher learning, and he assesses Spanish American governments on themes related to young people, health, �cultural measures, etc.� At the same time, he has participated and collaborated in the press, he is the director of cultural programming at TV2 and the author of over 300 chapters in a series of documentaries and specials in public television.� He has participated in over a dozen full length features, working with scripts and original music, among other things, the majority of these having been presented in international festivals.� He is the author of "Memorias de King Kong," "Legi�n Aurea," "El padre de Paquito," and "Mitos y malditos: al infierno en clase VIP." � He is still working on new projects with books as well as in the cultural and audiovisual world.