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Fifty Years of Film 2: Accomplices: Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego

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In this interview, Arturo Ripstein and screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego discuss their first collaborations, including El imperio de la fortuna (1986), Mentiras piadosas (1989), La mujer del puerto (1991), Principio y fin (1993), and the making of El evangelio de las maravillas (1998). Specifically, they describe the process of writing screenplays and transforming them into films. They also delve into a discussion of the melodrama and Arturo Ripstein describes how, while making Mentiras Piadosas and contemplating the significance of jealousy in the film, discovered his preference for filming long sequences.

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    Emilio Garcia Riera was an actor, writer and film critic. He wrote exhaustively on Mexican cinema and published an eighteen-volume history of Mexican cinema, Historia documental del cine mexicano (Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1994). He also published an extensive interview with Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego titled Arturo Ripstein habla de su cine con Emilio Garcia Riera (Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1988).

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    Arcady Arcadievic Boytler Rososky was a Russian producer, screenwriter and director best known for the films he made in Mexico during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

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    Directed by Salah Abouseif (1915–1996), Bidaya wa Nihaya (1960) [The Beginning, and the End] was the first adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz’s novel.

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Duno Gottberg, L., Gutiérrez Silva, M. (2019). Fifty Years of Film 2: Accomplices: Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego. In: Gutiérrez Silva, M., Duno Gottberg, L. (eds) The Films of Arturo Ripstein. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22956-6_7

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