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Made in Mexico - ever been there?

 
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Made in Mexico - ever been there? Reply with quote

10 top films shot in Mexico. Who's been where? Very Happy

Others not mentioned?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/11/14/mexicomix111407.DTL

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ton a bricks



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Movies made in Mexico Reply with quote

If you want to see amazing an amazing film made in Mexico with some good actresses, "Viva Maria" by Louis Malle starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau is a great film.
And if you want to see why Vicente Fox won the election in 2000, see "Ley de Herodes" where the truth behind the PRI is shown in the adaptation of Jorge Ibarguengoitia's novel...
And wasn't "Como Agua para Chocolate" filmed in Mexico?
I should probably not post about films though, I only see on average about eight to ten a year...
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you liked Rey de Herodes you should check out some of his other films, there was one from a couple of years ago about drug trafficking, the name is escaping me at the money. Laura Esquival, who wrote, Like Water For Chocolate lives here in Mexico City, where she recently ran for office.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you liked Rey de Herodes


Ley de Herodes...and it was brilliant. It was my very first exposure to Mexican cinema and made a large impression.

The film was actually held back from wide distribution prior to the 2000 election in which Fox won, because it was so critical of PRI.

Someone needs to air it again I think...
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the peanut gallery



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife and i celebrated our honeymoon in Mismaloya. Lancaster and Liz Taylor still help out tourism in that lovely hamlet.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you mean Richard Burton and Liz Taylor? Mismaloya/Night of the Iguana.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
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If you liked Rey de Herodes


Ley de Herodes...and it was brilliant. It was my very first exposure to Mexican cinema and made a large impression.



I just remembered the name of the other one......EL Infierno......even better than Ley de Herodes
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MotherF



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BadBeagleBad wrote:
Guy Courchesne wrote:
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If you liked Rey de Herodes


Ley de Herodes...and it was brilliant. It was my very first exposure to Mexican cinema and made a large impression.



I just remembered the name of the other one......EL Infierno......even better than Ley de Herodes


El Infierno, I found it kind of amazing in it's ablity to be simultaneously hilarious and deeply disturbing. Which I guess is the gold standard for political satire.

When I stand on my roof top I can see the setting for a fabulous film about immigration called El Espiral.

I've also been to the locations of several Ignacio Ortiz films. Mezcal, La orilla de la tierra, La Mujer de Benjamin and Cuento de hadas para dormir crocodillos. All beautiful films, well worth seeing.

The original article was of course about Hollywood films shot in Mexico, so I wouldn't expect it to list any of these. I was suprised it didn't mention Misol Ha waterfall in Chiapas, that has been in several hollywood action flicks, I can't remember which right now.
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the peanut gallery



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juanwilly,

Indeeed i do. Smile
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the peanut gallery



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not like El Infierno at all. It had its moments but I found it redundant from about the 1 hour mark onward.
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrote:
The original article was of course about Hollywood films shot in Mexico, so I wouldn't expect it to list any of these. I was suprised it didn't mention Misol Ha waterfall in Chiapas, that has been in several hollywood action flicks, I can't remember which right now.

Perhaps the reason many good films aren't mentioned - I've just reread the article - it's dated November 2007. Regardless, keep the list coming!

In the event I ever own a TV / VCR again, I'll have lots to keep me busy.
My original search was for films to help me with my Spanish, but any recommendations are welcomed.

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MotherF



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dragonlady wrote:

In the event I ever own a TV / VCR again, I'll have lots to keep me busy.
My original search was for films to help me with my Spanish, but any recommendations are welcomed.

DL


Have you thought about Netflix?
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently watched, and enjoyed all 3 immensely

Sin Nombre - an American and Mexican film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Miss Bala - a 2011 Mexican drama film written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Tortilla Soup - a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll.

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