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Classics of Mexican Cinema

by Greg
Classics of Mexican Cinema by Greg
The history of Mexican cinema is often overlooked and under-appreciated. Too often Mexican cinema is unfairly sterotyped as being a bunch of cheap wresting movies. Its often, I think, over-looked entirely. Mexican cinema had a lush silent period, a golden age, and with the current resurgence is an international force, creativly and at the box office. Of course, famously, Luis Buñuel and Sergei Eisenstein spent time making films there. More recently, the triumvirate of Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu have been internationally celebrated. I’ll write more (and add more films to this list) as I have more… Read more

The history of Mexican cinema is often overlooked and under-appreciated. Too often Mexican cinema is unfairly sterotyped as being a bunch of cheap wresting movies. Its often, I think, over-looked entirely.

Mexican cinema had a lush silent period, a golden age, and with the current resurgence is an international force, creativly and at the box office. Of course, famously, Luis Buñuel and Sergei Eisenstein spent time making films there. More recently, the triumvirate of Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu have been internationally celebrated.

I’ll write more (and add more films to this list) as I have more time. See also: La Mujer del Puerto (1934), Allá en el Rancho Grande (1936) and Tlayucan (1962).

I’ve chosen 2000 as the random cut-off for the films (mainly because I wanted to include a film by the aforementioned Alejandro González Iñárritu).

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