Category Archives: Mexican film

Wordle of Continuum book

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‘Brighter from the off’: Stacey Dooley and the Mexican-US border

This week I watched Stacey Dooley in the US: Border Wars on BBC3 (thanks to Victoria McCollum for drawing my attention to it).  The documentary follows Stacey Dooley, a young investigative reporter, who speaks to people on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Filmoteca and the Mexican Revolution

I have just discovered this resource by the Filmoteca de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: http://www.cineyrevmex.unam.mx/home.seam.  I have yet to fully explore it.  It looks like a good starting point. But, at a glance I can see that the bibliography … Continue reading

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The New Mexican Student Movement in Context

As I write controversy over the recent Mexican elections (2012) are rumbling on. Amid allegations of fraud, the PRI has been declared winners and are returning to power. The reasons for this are complicated, support for them varies across the … Continue reading

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Cine y cambio político en México

Un artículo interesante y relacionado con mi actual estudio: “El papel del cine mexicano en el cambio democrático de México (1968-2000)” por Hugo Lara Chávez

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The Mexican Revolution on Film – some recent books

Thanks to the 2010 commemoration of the centenary of the Revolution, its representation on screen has garnered reknewed attention. This is welcome after many years of comparative neglect. As, apart from a select number of supposedly exceptional films,  ¡Vámonos con … Continue reading

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Book flyer

The flyer for the book and the book series is out.

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San Francisco part 2 – the conference.

I have decided to Storify this conference here.

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What’s in a name?

For academics and authors naming something is quite a responsibility, but one which we don’t always give the right sort of thought.  Titles can be descriptive, provocative, thought-provoking, catchy, reliant on puns or zeitgeisty. However you think about it, it … Continue reading

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Private Archives/Public Good: Classic Mexican Film on Line Part 2

Arjan van Dijk the Acquisitions Editor, BRILL wrote to me in response to my 28th February post:  Dear Dr Thornton, I just came across your blog from 28 February at www.niamhthornton.net. While I realise that scholars benefit from free access … Continue reading

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