Category Archives: Mexican film

María Félix – on happenstance and segueways in online research

I am writing a chapter on women in world cinema taking Mexico as a case study. No doubt, I will write more on this anon. Here, I want to post a short reflection on a brief segueway in my research. … Continue reading

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Re-Framing Mexican Women’s Filmmaking: the case of Marcela Fernández Violante

I have recently completed editing on a chapter entitled, “Re-Framing Mexican Women’s Filmmaking:  the case of Marcela Fernández Violante” that will come out in 2016 in Debbie Martin and Deborah Shaw edited collection of essays, Latin American Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics (I.B. … Continue reading

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Cine de la Revolución en Linea / Films of the Revolution Online: Reading and Viewing

If you want to carry out online research on films of the Mexican Revolution there are a small number of resources to guide you. I thought I’d curate a sample that includes a range from the introductory to the applied. … Continue reading

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YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online

I am doing the final edits of a chapter, “YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online” for a book entitled Revising Star Studies edited by Guy Austin and Sabrina Yu.  In the chapter I’m exploring what it … Continue reading

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Museo de la Revolución

Whilst in Mexico City I was invited to give a talk by the UNAM and the Museo Nacional de la Revolución. I also launched my book, Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Cinema. Here’s the poster of the event.  

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“De gran importancia” – Mexican film scholarship

Lauro Zavala, UAM Xochimilco, Mexico and Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Washington University, St Louis discuss the need for a Film Research Institute in Mexico in the Mexican national newspaper, El Universal. It is a good survey of the current state of film scholarship. Also, I am … Continue reading

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Los de abajo Commemoration in Los Angeles

On the 15th and 16th of May I’ll be a featured speaker in a second conference commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the publication of Mariano Azuela’s novela de la Revolución, Los de abajo. Click herefor more information. My paper,”A Question of … Continue reading

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Mexican Film of the 80s: ¿El cine de la crisis? / Cinema of Crisis? – SCMS and Morelia Film Festival

From March 25-28, I attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montréal. I gave a paper,“Taste, Trash, and Distinction: Historical Lessons from Mexican Screen Studies”, as part of a panel, ‘The Cinema of “Crisis” Reading 1980s Mexican Film … Continue reading

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Macario – A (Transnational) Day of the Dead Film

I am currently working on a chapter on adaptation and am pulling out films that have literary origins to watch to flesh out my discussion. Given that it is the Dia de los santos difuntos [All Saints Day], which still … Continue reading

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Arturo Ripstein and La perdición de hombres

I recently sent off a chapter to the editors of a collection on the Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein. I want to share some brief thoughts on this prolific director and some images from the film I discuss in my chapter, … Continue reading

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