A New Documentary Film Explores the Work of Novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez: "The Fifth Horseman"

Nov 11, 2014

On this Veterans Day edition of StudioTulsa, we're talking about a certain classic novel that came out of World War I, "The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse" by the Spanish author Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and about a silent-film epic, from 1921, which had the same title, and which was based on this novel -- and which also introduced audiences around the globe to an unknown actor named Rudolph Valentino. Now comes a documentary film about this famed novel and its author, and about the novel's corresponding cinematic masterpiece, which actually had Valentino delivering his first-ever turn as a "Latin Lover." The documentary is called "The Fifth Horseman: A Vision of World War I," and it will have its English-language premiere this evening, Tuesday the 11th, at the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus at 7:30pm. (More about this free-to-the-public screening, which will follow a 6pm reception, can be found here.) Our guests on ST today are Enrique Viciano and Rosana Pastor, the co-directors of this work, which also features an appearance by TU Spanish Literature professor Chris Anderson.