Tag Archives: Victoria Abril

High Heels gifs

I’ve tried making gifs of Victoria Abril, and can’t quite, at least successful ones. She’s such a transparent and emotive actress that every move in her face counts, speeding her up diminishes what she has to offer, and she can’t be camped up, or at least I can’t, which in a paradoxical way is a measure of her greatness. The gif, rather than bringing something else out, diminishes what she herself creates. A thought.

When Javier was hubba hubba (in a small bit for High Heels, as Victoria Abril announces she’s killed her husband)

When a gif doesn’t quite work as well as the original

The rhymes in the sound being just as important as the repetition in image, if not more so.

José Arroyo


Connections: The Exorcist (1973) and Sin noticias de Dios (2001)

What’s your idea of heaven? No News from God makes The Exorcist’s idea of it come true. I think my idea of heaven might also be singing samba to an adoring public in a Paris nightclub looking like Victoria Abril does here.