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Cine Mexicano: Poster Art from the Golden Age/Carteles de la Epoca de Oro 1936-1956 Paperback – April, 2001

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About the Author

Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr. is the Director and Curator of the Agrasanchez Film Archive in Harlingen, Texas.

Charles Ramirez Berg is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st edition (April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811830586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811830584
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
This dual-language book celebrates the wonderful posters that were made during the Golden Age of Mexican film (1936-1956), with depictions of some of its greatest stars, like the gorgeous Maria Felix pictured on the cover.
In the introduction by Charles Ramirez Berg, he states that "The main rationale for the book is preservation; to maintain the memory of movie posters", which were such a unique part of Mexico's superb cinematic history, and also to "acknowledge the artists, who often worked in obscurity".
Tragically, many posters (as well as films) were destroyed in a massive fire at the national film archive, the Cineteca National, in 1982. The 150 posters included in this book came from the Agrasanchez Film Archive in Harlingen, Texas, which houses a vast private collection of approximately 2,000 posters, as well as 1,400 Mexican films, and much more.
Included in this book is an extensive history of this period of Mexican film, a bibliography, and short bios of some of the artists, although a few posters are not credited, and some of the artists that are credited have no biographical material.
The heart of the book is the artwork, which is colorful, humorous, and dramatic. The women are extremely curvaceous (some scantily clad, and on two occasions with nothing at all), and many of the men, like Jorge Negrete in "El Fanfarron", looking dashing and "muy macho".
It is divided into categories: 1: Comedy, 2: Cabaret Girls, 3: Cowboys and Folklore, 4: History and Religion, 5: Drama, and 6: Mystery and Adventure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John P on September 26, 2005
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I do graphic work for a living. Having a book like this around helps the muse that visits my studio. I don't read the words. This is purely a picture book for me. And with that said - I really like it and use it for my job.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen H. Wilson on September 7, 2005
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This so much suits my personal tastes, blending my affinity for the style of art, the era, and my love of the cinema. The collection is a visual joy and a great history lesson. Delightful. Fascinating. Thrilling.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "chiflas562" on December 27, 2002
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This is a great book to look at, especially if you are at all interested in art or el cine mexicano. I bought one for my family in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, and they enjoyed the nostalgia that the old movie posters brought back. The book divides different types of movie posters into different categories from Comedy to Monster-movies. The only thing that would have made this book better was if it had included more posters on Cantinflas and Clavillaso movies. Orale!
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By VICTORIA BELMARES on October 6, 2013
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Lovers of the golden age of Mexican cinema - this book contains movie posters used as advertisements for the most successful films of the time. No other book is as complete and therefore can be so highly recommended.

Written by Rogelio Agrasánchez an expert of this art form in Mexico and the U.S. - this book is available in either English or Spanish editions.
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