Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Special delivery

We watched Entrega inmediata from the library. This is a black-and-white version, with no subtitles. The date is 1963, it turns out. I'd predicted it would be from 1960 to 1963. K. had not seen Cantinflas before, not even in Around the World in 80 Days, where his role was almost silent, as I remember. Most of Entrega is filmed on a set, but there are some street scenes. We enjoyed the dancing scenes, as well. It seems odd that there would be a spy / counter-espionage plot at that late date, although the enemies of the nation were not named. Cantinflas is a lettercarrier when he becomes enmeshed and he returned to his job when the details are mopped up. The only person that I recognized in this was Emma Roldan. This cinemexicano link has enlaces for sources of information in Spanish. We were talking about La vida no vale nada and about how much trouble Pablo finds himself in at times because he's illiterate. As recently as Mi pequena traviesa there was a character who was a public scribe.


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