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Account Options Sign in. This book helps to illuminate the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Mexico.

Cantinflas Moreno’s film persona My library Help Advanced Book Search. Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity.

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America’s most famous film star from the s to the s. Cantinflas Catninflas film persona was the most popular movie star in Mexican history. A fast-talking, nonsensical character, he helped Mexicans embrace their rich mestizo identity and cope with the difficulties of modernization.

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Cyaos thirty years he served as a “weapon of the weak,” satirizing corrupt officials and pompous elites who victimized Mexico’s urban poor. This is a valuable text for courses on Mexican history and Latin American film. Selected pages Title Page. The Details of Fame.

Around the World or Just the Studio. Pilcher, author of Planet Taco: Pilcher Snippet view – Popular passages Page – Press, and Reel to Real: Routledge, ; and Mark Winokur, American Laughter: Greeley, That Most Distressful Nation: The Taming of the American Irish Chicago: Quadrangle Books, See Charles Maland’s chapter in this volume.

References to this book Intoxicated Identities: Mitchell Limited preview ,odernity Pilcher is professor of history at lf University of Toronto Scarborough.

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