- By Carlos Aguilar and Anita Haas
- Published by Quatermass, 2015
- 147 pages
A reprint of Carlos Aguilar and Anita Haas’s book Eugenio Martín, un autor para todos los géneros, which was originally published in 2008, this 2015 release is a comparatively slight work when compared to the thousands of words which have been expounded on, say, Jesús Franco. But it’s still an extremely valuable one: Martín was one of the most talented and interesting of Spanish directors to work during the golden age of the 1960s and 1970s. He was one of the few directors who could move from one genre to another with any degree of comfort, making above average horror films (Horror Express, A Candle for the Devil), Westerns (The Ugly Ones) and action movies (The Conqueror of Maracaibo); so a book dedicated to his life and work is a very worthwhile endeavor indeed.
The book itself is made up of a lengthy introduction followed by a mammoth interview just over a hundred pages long and a filmography. The interview itself is divided into several time periods and is full of absolutely fascinating material – it’s just a shame it’s going to take several years for me to translate and understand it! Another high quality work by the estimable Sr. Aguilar and Sra. Haas.
Javier G. Romero’s blog: http://expedientequatermass.blogspot.co.uk/