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- A sport popular in Spain and Mexico in which a matador taunts and ultimately kills a bull at close range.
- Styles of bullfighting:
- Picador and rejoneador, two Spanish styles of horse mounted bullfighting
- Cow fighting, Swiss style pitting cows against each other
- Running of the Bulls, running event usually in the morning of the bullfight
- Jallikattu, unarmed bull-taming in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
- Tōgyū, bullfighting style of the Ryukyu Islands (particularly Okinawa) in Japan)
- Literature and films:
- The opera Carmen features a toreador as a major character, a well-known song about him, and a bullfight off-stage at the climax.
- Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías ("Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías", 1935), a poem by Federico García Lorca.
- The Dangerous Summer, Ernest Hemingway's chronicle of the bullfighting rivalry between Luis Miguel Dominguín and his brother-in-law Antonio Ordóñez
- Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway's treatise on Spanish bullfighting (OCLC Template:OCLC search link)
- "The Sun Also Rises", a novel by Ernest Hemingway, includes many accounts of bullfighting.
- Shadow of a Bull, book by Maia Wojciechowska about a bullfighter's son, Manolo Olivar
- The Story Of A Matador, David L. Wolper's 1962 documentary about the life of the matador Jaime Bravo
- Around the World in Eighty Days included scenes of Cantinflas bullfighting in Chinchón.
- Talk to Her, film by Pedro Almodóvar, contains subplot concerning female matador who is gored during a bullfight. The director was criticized for shooting footage of a bull being actually killed during a bullfight staged especially for the film.
- The Bullfighter And The Lady, about an expat American training as a matador.
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