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Latin American cinema

The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies that have been only recently been rediscovered. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. ... The Cinema of Argentina has a long tradition, and plays an important role in the culture of Argentina. ... The cinema of Brazil started in 1930. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This page is meant to explore the themes explored in the cinema of Cuba. ... The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies that have been only recently been rediscovered. ... The Cinema of Paraguay is small compared to that of neighbouring Brazil and Argentina. ... While the Peruvian film industry has not been nearly as prolific as Mexicos, some Peruvian movies produced with the cooperation of Mexican talent in the 1960s and 1970s, such as , enjoyed regional success. ... The history of film in Puerto Rico begins with a silent documentary from 1918, After Twenty Years: Porto Rico. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ...

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Silent films (1896-1929)

Cantinflas
Cantinflas

The silent film era in Mexico produced several movies. However, many of the films up to the 1920s have been lost and were not well-documented. The first "moving picture", according to sources by film historian Jim Mora, was viewed in 1895 using Thomas Edison's kinetoscope. A year later, the cinematographe projector was introduced by Auguste Lumière. Mexico's first queues appeared in cinemas in the capital to see international one-minute films such as The Card Players, Arrival of a Train, and The Magic Hat.[1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (574x881, 125 KB) Summary poster for film Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (574x881, 125 KB) Summary poster for film Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long lasting light bulb. ... Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer at top of cabinet. ... The cinematograph or Lumiére Cinématographe was an early type film projector, an all-in-one camera, projector and developer, circa 1895. ... The Lumière Brothers, Louis Jean (October 5, 1864–June 6, 1948) and Auguste Marie Louis Nicholas (October 19, 1862–April 10, 1954), were the creators of the cinematographic projector. ...


The origins of early filmmaking is generally associated with Salvador Toscano Barragán. Toscano compiled the country's first fictional film, titled Don Juan Tenorio. During the Mexican Revolution, Toscano recorded several clips of the battles, which would become a full-length documentary in 1950, assembled by his daughter. Other short films were either created or influenced from French film-makers. This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


By 1906, 16 movie salons opened their doors to accommodate the popularity of cinema in Mexico City. Carpas, or tent shows, were popular beginning in 1911 where lower-class citizens would perform picaresque humor and theatrical plays, a place for training for aspiring actors. Politically affiliated films appeared in 1908, often deemed propagandistic by today's terms. Significant battles were filmed and broadcast during the Revolution which fueled Mexicans' excitement in cinema.[2] 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


During the 1920s very few movies were produced, given the political climate that was still very unsettled and the resurgence of the American film industry. The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


The "Golden Age"

Cantinflas in Ahí está el detalle.
Cantinflas in Ahí está el detalle.

In the 1930s, once peace and a degree of political stability were achieved, cinematography took off in Mexico and several movies still experimenting with the nascent medium were done. Hollywood's attempt at creating Spanish language films for Latin America failed mainly due to the combination of Hispanic actors from different ethnicities exhibiting various accents unfamiliar to the Mexican people. It is important to notice how early Mexican cinematographers were influenced and encouraged by Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's visit to the country in 1930.[3] The Golden age of the cinema of Mexico (in Spanish: Época de oro del cine mexicano) is the name given to the period between 1935 and 1959 where the quality and economic success of the cinema of Mexico reached its peak. ... Image File history File links Ahi_esta_el_detalle_screenshot. ... Image File history File links Ahi_esta_el_detalle_screenshot. ... Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993) was a comedian of the Mexican theatre and film industry. ... Ahí está el detalle (Theres the rub, or literally Theres the detail, release internationally as Here Is the Point and Youre Missing the Point in the United States) is a film of the Golden Era of the cinema of Mexico. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... ... Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, Latvian: Sergejs Eizenšteins) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober. ...


During the 1940s the full potential of the industry developed. Actors, actresses, and directors became popular icons and even figures with political influence on diverse spheres of Mexican life. The industry received a boost as a consequence of Hollywood redirecting its efforts towards propagandistic films and European countries focusing on the war, which left an open field for other industries. Mexico dominated the film market in Latin America for most of the 1940s without competition from the United States film industry. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...



The Golden Age of Mexican cinema took place during the 1940s and beyond. The most prominent during this period was Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. The film Ahí está el detalle (There is the Detail) in 1940 made Cantinflas a household name and became known as the "Mexican Charlie Chaplin" to Americans. His films were ubiquitous in Spain and Latin America and influenced many contemporary actors. Only until the appearance of "Tin-Tan" in the late 1940s did his popularity wane.[4] Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993) was a comedian of the Mexican theatre and film industry. ... Ahí está el detalle (Theres the rub, or literally Theres the detail, release internationally as Here Is the Point and Youre Missing the Point in the United States) is a film of the Golden Era of the cinema of Mexico. ... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. ... Germán Valdés (September 19, 1915 - June 29, 1973), better known as Tin-Tan, was a Mexican actor, singer and comedian. ...

A movie poster of comedian Tin-Tan.

Mexican actresses also were a focus in Mexican cinema. Sara García was the "grandmother of Mexico". Her career began with silent films in 1910, moved to theatre, and ultimately the film that made her famous, No basta ser madre (It's Not Enough to be a Mother) in 1937. Dolores del Río, another dramatic actress, became well-known for her roles in a couple films directed by Emilio Fernández.[5] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Germán Valdés (September 19, 1915 - June 29, 1973), better known as Tin-Tan, was a Mexican actor, singer and comedian. ... Sara García (born Sara García Hidalgo September 8, 1895, Orizaba, Veracruz – November 21, 1980) was a legendary actress of more than 140 films of the cinema of Mexico most known for playing granny roles. ... Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. ...


In 1943, the Mexican industry produced seventy films, the most for a Spanish speaking country. Two notable films released in 1943 by director Emilio Fernández were Flor silvestre (Wild Flower) and María Candelaria, both films starring Dolores del Río. The movies were triumphs for the director and for internationally acclaimed cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa especially with María Candeleria winning the top prize at the Cannes Festival.[6] El Indio Fernández (born Emilio Fernández Romo March 26, 1904 Mineral del Hondo, Coahuila – August 6, 1986) was a Mexican actor, screenwriter and director of the Cinema of Mexico. ... Gabriel Figueroa Mateos (*April 24, 1907 Mexico City – April 27, 1997 Mexico City) was a Mexican cinematographer who worked both in Mexican cinema and Hollywood. ... The Cannes Film Festival is the worlds most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of France. ...


The only other comedian with the same level of popularity as Cantinflas was German Valdez "Tin-Tan". Tin-Tan played a pachuco character appearing with a zoot suit in his films. Unlike Cantinflas, Tin-Tan never played as a pelado, but as a Mexican-American. He employed pachuco slang in many of his movies and made famous spanglish, a dialect that many Mexican residents disdained. Germán Valdés (September 19, 1915 - June 29, 1973), better known as Tin-Tan, was a Mexican actor, singer and comedian. ... A pachuco was a Chicano youth in the mid-20th century who wore flashy clothes (such as a Zoot Suit). ... For the song of the same name, see Zoot Suit (song). ... Spanglish — also called espanglish, inglañol, or espanglés, a blend of the Spanish-language words for Spanish and English — is a name used to refer to a range of language-contact phenomena, primarily in the speech of the Hispanic population of the United States, which is exposed to...


Other relevant films during these years include Espaldas mojadas (Wetbacks) by Alejandro Galindo, Aventura (Adventure) a melodrama, and Los olvidados (The Young and the Damned) (1950), a story about impoverished children in Mexico City. The themes during those years, although mostly conventional comedies or dramas, touched all aspects of Mexican society, from the 19th century dictator Porfirio Díaz and his court, to love stories always tainted by drama. Los olvidados (The Forgotten Ones) is a film Spanish filmaker Luis Buñuel, filmed while he was living in Mexico after leaving Spain following the Spanish Civil War. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mory (15 September 1830 – 2 July 1915), Mexican war volunteer and French intervention hero; later President. ...


1960s through 1980s

During the 1960s and 1970s many cult horror and action movies were produced with professional wrestler El Santo and Hugo Stiglitz being the biggest stars. In the 1970s a large group of films that were called “Sexicomedias” were produced; Sasha Montenegro would become the queen of these types of films. The most important of these films were Bellas de Noche 1 and 2 from 1975 and 1977 as well as Muñecas de medianoche from 1979, while in the 1980s these films were also made, and they included the films of La pulqueria and Entre las ficheras anda el Diablo. Rodolfo Guzman Huerta (September 23, 1917 - February 5, 1984), more widely known as Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata, or Samson, the silver-masked man in English translations, was a Mexican wrestler, actor, and folk hero. ... Hugo Stiglitz (August 28, 1940, Mexico City) is a Mexican actor. ... Sasha Montenegro with El Santo in Asesinos de otros mundos Sasha Montenegro (born Alexandra Asimovic Popovic in the former Yugoslavia) is a Mexican actress. ...


Nuevo Cine Mexicano

Main article: Nuevo Cine Mexicano

From 1990s to the present it is considered as the Era of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano (New Mexican Cinema). It first took place with high quality films by Arturo Ripstein, Alfonso Arau, Alfonso Cuarón and María Novaro. The most famous films produced at this time were Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) (1992) and Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears) (1999). From 1990s to the present it is considered as the era of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano (New Mexican Cinema). ... Image File history File links Elcrimendelpadreamaro. ... Image File history File links Elcrimendelpadreamaro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... O Crime do Padre Amaro é uma das obras do escritor português Eça de Queiroz mais difundidas por todo o mundo. ... From 1990s to the present it is considered as the era of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano (New Mexican Cinema). ... Arturo Ripstein (1943 -) is a Mexican film director. ... Alfonso Arau (born January 11, 1932) is a Mexican director of such films as Zapata: The Dream of a Hero, Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico, 1992) (adapted from the novel written by his wife, Laura Esquivel), and A Walk in the Clouds, which starred Keanu Reeves and Anthony Quinn. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Like Water for Chocolate is a popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. ... Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears) is a Mexican film, the second of the so-called New Era of the Mexican Cinema (the first one was Like Water for Chocolate). ...


Notable Mexicans in the American film industry

Gael García Bernal

Most recently, several Mexican movies starring Gael García Bernal have enjoyed great popularity, including Amores perros (2000), Y tu mamá también (2001), the polemical El crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro) (2002), and the Latin American film, The Motorcycle Diaries (2004). He has worked more in Europe than he has in Hollywood. He has starred in La Mala Educación (Bad Education) (2004), directed by Pedro Almodóvar, The King (2005), The Science of Sleep (2006) and Babel (2006). He is post-producing his first feature as a director, Déficit. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Amores perros is a Mexican film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2000. ... Y tu mamá también (literally And your mother, too, released in English-speaking markets under the original Spanish title) is a 2001 Mexican film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. ... O Crime do Padre Amaro é uma das obras do escritor português Eça de Queiroz mais difundidas por todo o mundo. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish: Diarios de motocicleta) is a 2004 biographical film. ... Movie poster for Bad Education Bad Education (La mala educación) is a 2004 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about two reunited childhood friends (and lovers) in the vein of an Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery. ... Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (pronounced ) (born September 24, 1951, in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. ... The King is a 2005 co-produced UK and American drama about a troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father hes never met. ... The Science of Sleep, or La Science des rêves (literally The Science of Dreams), is a 2006 fantasy film, written and directed by Michel Gondry. ... Babel is a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning 2006 film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... Déficit is a Mexican feature film, the debut of Gael García Bernal as a director. ...


Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek started her career in Mexican telenovelas. Her first film, El callejón de los milagros (Midaq Alley, 1994) put her on the spotlight and, next year she was starring in Desperado along Antonio Banderas. She has worked several times with Robert Rodriguez, including From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). Se has worked in more than 30 films, including 54 (1998), El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel, 1999), Wild Wild West (1999), Traffic (2000), Frida (2002), for which she earned an Academy Award nomination, Ask the Dust (2006) and Bandidas (2006). In 2003 she directed The Maldonado Miracle, a Showtime movie. Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and a film and television producer. ... Telenovela is the Spanish and Portuguese word for prime time serial or soap opera. ... Orinal poster The scene that inspired the movie poster Susanita (left, Margarita Sanz) and Eusebia (Delia Casanova) El callejón de los milagros (Spanish for The alley of miracles, release in the United States as Midaq Alley and as Miracle Alley in Australia) is a 1994 film of the cinema... Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi Trilogy, Philadelphia and The Mask of Zorro. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is a Mexican-American writer and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 action / horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez, and written by Quentin Tarantino. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Template:Infobox Film Fuckyou wikipedia, you are gay 54 is a 1998 film starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Phillippe, and Neve Campbell. ... No One Writes to the Colonel (from the Spanish original El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) is a short novel or novella written by the Colombian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. ... For the song, see Wild Wild West (song). ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Frida is a 2002 film which depicts the life of the artist Frida Kahlo. ... Ask the Dust is a 2006 film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. ... Bandidas, a 2006 movie starring Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek, tells the tale of two very different women in turn-of-the-century Mexico who become a bank robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorising their town. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ...


Alfonso Cuarón

Film director Alfonso Cuarón has been noted for both his Mexican and American films. His works include the Mexican films Sólo con tu pareja (1991), his feature debut, and the critically-acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated film Y tu mamá también, as well as A little princess (1995), the Charles Dickens contemporary adaptation Great expectations (1998), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and, most recently, the dystopian thriller Children of Men (2006). This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sólo con tu pareja (literally Only with your partner, released in English-speaking markets as A Tale of Love and Histeria) is a 1991 Mexican film by Alfonso Cuarón. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Y tu mamá también (literally And your mother, too, released in English-speaking markets under the original Spanish title) is a 2001 Mexican film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. ... A Little Princess (1995) is a film directed by Alfonso Cuarón based upon the novel, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. ... Dickens redirects here. ... Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert DeNiro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. ... Children of Men is a 2006 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on the 1992 novel The Children of Men by P.D. James. ...


Alejandro González Iñarritu

Film director Alejandro González Iñárritu was first recognized for his debut in Amores perros, written by his former colleague Guillermo Arriaga; the three intersecting stories presented in the film depicted the life in Mexico City. Following the same hyperlink cinema attributes and along Guillermo Arriaga again, he directed 21 Grams (2003), starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro. His last project, Babel, also interweaved stories, but at an international scale now, setting the four stories in Japan, Morocco, Mexico and the United States. It starred Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael García Bernal; this film has seven nomination to the 79th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Alejandro González Iñárritu (IPA: ; born 15 August 1963 in Mexico City) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director. ... Guillermo Arriaga Jordán (b. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Hyperlink cinema is a term which Roger Ebert used to describe the movie Syriana and, more generally, movies which jump between several different unrelated stories that gradually connect to each other. ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress most famous for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... For other uses, see Babel (disambiguation). ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born on May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ...


Guillermo del Toro

Film director Guillermo del Toro directed his film debut Cronos in 1993, a fantastic story where his talent with imaginary, dark atmospheres was first shown. He has directed Mimic (1997), El espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone) (2001), Blade II (2002) and Hellboy (2004), all within the same fantastic/horror treatment. His latest film, El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) (2006) was critically acclaimed and it’s nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Guillermo del Toro (born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director. ... Cronos is a film written and directed by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro in 1993 and starring veteran Argentine actor, Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman, the first of several films that del Toro and Perlman have collaborated on. ... A mimic is any species that has evolved to appear similar to another successful species in order to dupe predators into avoiding the mimic, or dupe prey into approaching the mimic. ... The Devils Backbone titled in Spanish as El Espinazo del Diablo is a 2001 Mexican/Spanish film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, produced by Pedro Almodóvar. ... Blade II is a 2002 vampire action movie starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. ... Hellboy is a fictional Dark Horse Comics character created by Mike Mignola. ... Pans Labyrinth (Spanish title:El Laberinto del Fauno) is a 2005 film directed by Guillermo del Toro. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ...


Martin Hernandez

Film director and actor Martin Hernandez was first recognize for his film debut I Know What I Did in (2007), a fantastic story where his talent with imaginary, dark romantic love storie was first shown. The film has been well critically acclaimed and they critics think it will probably be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. I now What I Did is a Mexican film directed by Martin Hernandez. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ...


Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto started his career with small Mexican short and feature length films. His big break came with his work in Amores perros, in which he captures the dramatic urbanity of Mexico City. This work impressed Curtis Hanson, who asked him to shoot 8 Mile. He has worked with very renowned directors like Spike Lee (25th Hour), Oliver Stone (the documentaries Comandante about Fidel Castro, and Persona Non Grata, about Yassir Arafat, and Alexander starring Colin Farrell) and Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, one of his most recognized works, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and Lust, Caution currently in production). He also shot Frida in Mexico. He continued to work with Alejandro González Iñarritu in 21 Grams and, most recently, Babel. Rodrigo Prieto (born November, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican-American cinematographer. ... Curtis Lee Hanson (born 24 March 1945) is a film director born in Reno, Nevada, whose movies include: Losin It (1983) Bad Influence (1990) The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) The River Wild (1994) L.A. Confidential (1997) Wonder Boys (2000) 8 Mile (2002) In Her Shoes (2005) Lucky... 8 Mile is a 2002 Academy Award-winning film starring Marshall Eminem Mathers as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... 25th Hour is a 2002 Spike Lee film based on David Benioffs novel The 25th Hour. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Comandante is a political documentary film by American director Oliver Stone. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Look up Persona non grata in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat (August 4 or August 24, 1929 – November 11, 2004), born Muhammad `Abd ar-Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husayni (Arabic محمد عبد الرؤوف القدوة الحسي&#1606... Alexander is a 2004 epic motion picture film, based on the life of Alexander the Great. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth and S.W.A.T. // Farrell was born prematurely, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces, in Castleknock, Dublin to Rita and Eamon Farrell. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brokeback Mountain is an Academy Award-winning 2005 film that depicts the complex emotional, sexual, and romantic relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983. ... Lust, Caution is a Focus Features film directed by Ang Lee. ... Frida is a 2002 film which depicts the life of the artist Frida Kahlo. ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. ... For other uses, see Babel (disambiguation). ...


Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki started his career along Alfonso Cuarón with Sólo con tu pareja, A little princess and Great expectations. These films caught the eye of many Hollywood directors such as Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow), Michael Mann (Ali) and Terrence Malick (The New World). He has also shot Meet Joe Black (1998), The Cat in the Hat (2003) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He has continued to work with Cuarón in Y tu mamá también and, most recently, Children of men, for which he has received critical praise and various awards, including the 63rd Venice International Film Festival for Best Technical Contribution. Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ... Timothy William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a historical horror film directed by Tim Burton interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based very loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Ali is a 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxer Muhammad Ali. ... Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943 in Waco, Texas) is an Assyrian American film director. ... The New World is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated film directed by Terrence Malick and starring Colin Farrell. ... Meet Joe Black is a 1998 remake of the 1934 film, Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. ... The Cat In The Hat is the book that made Dr. Seuss famous. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 63rd Venice International Film Festival opened on August 30, 2006 with Brian De Palmas The Black Dahlia and closed September 9, 2006. ...


Eduardo Barraza

Writer, Director, Producer Eduardo Barraza started his career with award winner A Deluge a 4000 dlls movie, Sahuaro´s Shadow and Hope of Our Times . The new Mexican filmaker the young Eduardo Barraza is creating high spectations in the New Mexican Cinema. Director of the Feature film "Sahuaro Shadows" 2004, and the Documentary "Hope of our Times" 2006-2007. Has won the award for best script by the Mexican Writers Society with "Arcangel" his new script. Eduardo Barraza (Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico 1979) Director, producer, writer and Bootmaker. ...


Mexican cinema personalities

Actors

Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993) was a comedian of the Mexican theatre and film industry. ... Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. ... Federico Arturo Guízar Tolentino (April 8, 1908 - December 24, 1999) was a Mexican singer and actor. ... Jorge Alberto Negrete Moreno (November 30, 1911 - December 5, 1953) was a Mexican singer and movie star. ... María Félix (April 8, 1914 - April 8, 2002) was a Mexican actress, one of the leading figures of the golden era of the Cinema of Mexico. ... Pedro Infante (left) and Jorge Negrete José Pedro Infante Cruz, better known as Pedro Infante, is perhaps the most famous actor and singer of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and idol of the Mexican people, together with Jorge Negrete or singers like Javier Solís. ... Diego Luna (born December 29, 1979 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actor. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and a film and television producer. ... Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 Chihuahua, Mexico – June 3, 2001 Boston, Massachusetts) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican-American actor, as well as a painter and writer. ... Gael García Bernal Gael García Bernal (born November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican actor. ...

Directors

Luis Buñuel Portolés (February 22, 1900 – July 29, 1983) was a Spanish-born filmmaker who worked mainly in Mexico and France, but also in his native country and the United States. ... Alejandro González Iñárritu (IPA: ; born 15 August 1963 in Mexico City) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director. ... Mexican director Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas (born October 19, 1917, died August 7, 2004) is one of the most popular and important in Mexican cinema. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Fernando Eimbcke (born in 1970 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. ... El Indio Fernández (born Emilio Fernández Romo March 26, 1904 Mineral del Hondo, Coahuila – August 6, 1986) was a Mexican actor, screenwriter and director of the Cinema of Mexico. ... Alejandro (or Alexandro) Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky or Alexandro Jodorowsky (IPA: ) (born February 7, 1929, in Tocopilla, Chile) is an actor, playwright, director, producer, composer, mime, comic book writer and psychotherapist born to Ashkenazi Jewish parents of Russian origin. ... José Ignacio Gabriel Jorge Retes Balzaretti (born March 25, 1947) is a Mexican film director. ... José Antonio Serrano Argüelles (May 17, 1955, Mexico City) is a Mexican film director, actor and screenwriter as well as director and writer of theater and television. ... Guillermo del Toro (born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director. ... Carlos Salces Carlos Salces, self-made producer-writer-director-editor. ... Arturo Ripstein (1943 -) is a Mexican film director. ... Carlos Carrera (born August 18, 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. ...

Cinematographers

Gabriel Figueroa Mateos (*April 24, 1907 Mexico City – April 27, 1997 Mexico City) was a Mexican cinematographer who worked both in Mexican cinema and Hollywood. ... Alex Phillips (January 11, 1900 Renfrew, Ontario – June 14, 1977) was a Canadian-born Mexican cinematographer and the father of Alex Phillips, Jr. ... Rodrigo Prieto (born November, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican-American cinematographer. ... Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ...

Sound

Gonzalo Gaviria ( 1925 — January 9, 2005) was a Mexican movie sound technician. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // List of productions of the Cinema of Mexico List of films Categories: | ... The Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas (The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences) was founded on July 3, 1946 in Mexico City. ... The Ariel is the Mexican Academy of Film Award. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Mora, Carl J. Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society 1896-1988, p. 5,6. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. ISBN 0-520-04304-9
  2. ^ Mora p. 17-21
  3. ^ A Century of Mexican Cinema by David Wilt
  4. ^ Mora p. 56.
  5. ^ Mora p. 59.

References

  • Mora, Carl J. Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society, 1896-2004, Berkeley: University of California Press, 3rd edition 2005. ISBN 0786420839
  • Maciel, David R. Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers, Wilmington, DE: SR Books, 1999. ISBN 0-8420-2682-7
  • Noble, Andrea, Mexican National Cinema, Taylor & Francis, 2005, ISBN 0415230101

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