THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA 1.0

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During the 1950’s and 1960’s, there was a vibrant indigenous Mexican film industry with a distinct style and content.

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Internationally recognized modern directors like Guillermo del Toro  (Hellboy (2006), Pan’s Labyrinth (2004)) and Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Children of Men (2006)) owe their inspiration and artistic vision to the films of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

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Totally Mexican.

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These films were made in Mexico and intended to be viewed by Mexican audiences. Consequently, they serve as vivid glimpses into Mexican culture prevalent at the time.

The following vid is a priceless clip of a wonderful film entitled The Wrestling Women v. The Aztec Mummy (1964) directed by the incredibly talented Rene Cardona (“the Stanley Kubrick of  Mexican cinema”) who directed 145 films over six decades. Production details for The Wrestling Women v. The Aztec Mummy can be found athttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058304/.

Like so many films of the Mexican Golden Age, this film intertwines adventure, horror, science fiction and professional wrestling, which was and still is hugely popular in Mexico.

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Mexican professional wrestlers get all the hot Mexican babes.

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I am pleased to present a salient clip from The Wrestling Women v. The Aztec Mummy.

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4 Responses to “THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA 1.0”

  1. ha shows what i know i always thought that guillermo del toro was spanish!!

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  2. Paul,

    The things you find interesting…I would have never thought of this.

    Bobby

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  3. Chaz – Nope. Mexicano.

    Bobby – Everything is interesting.

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