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Pequeno Diccionario de Cinema Para Mitomanos Amateurs

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More than just another dry dictionary or line listing of famous names from the world of cinema, this reference is an unabashed homage to some of the mythical figures of film whose stars have been partially eclipsed by those of other screen idols and the passage of time. Author Miguel Cane, an unrepentant film lover, seeks to reclaim the term “mythomaniac”—a pejorative usually reserved for compulsive liars—to describe his fervent devotion to some of the actors, directors, writers, and even places and objects associated with some of the silver screens most unforgettable films. As he pays tribute to the likes of Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Pedro Almodóvar, Bette Davis, and John Wayne, Cane shares fascinating anecdotes and trivia, such as What did Tony Richardson whisper in Vanessa Redgraves ear as she gave birth to their star-crossed daughter Natasha? Was Joan Crawford as terrible a mother as is now suggested? and Why do the sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine despise each other? More than one reader will discover, after having absorbed the intriguing stories in the pages of this book, that she, too, is a mythomaniac.

About the Author

Miguel Cane is a film critic for the Mexican newspaper Milenio, as well as a theater producer and bookseller. He is the author of Íntimos extraños, a collection of 35 conversations with various figures from the world of international cinema, and of the novel Todas las fiestas de mañana. Daniel Krauze is the coeditor of the online edition of the literary magazine Letras Libres and the author of the novels Cuervo and Fallas de origen, for which he received the Letras Nuevas award. Ana Bustelo is an illustrator who has collaborated with magazines, publishing houses, and advertising agencies.

Product Details

Editorial Impedimenta
Film - History & Criticism
Krauze, Daniel
Cane, Miguel
Bustelo, Ana
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Trade Paper
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8.5 x 5.5 in

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