Category Archives: Film

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During the 1960s there was an increasing interest in creating films in Puerto Rico. Numerous films were coproduced with Mexican companies. However, most of these joint ventures were actually Mexican films with Mexican actors, Mexican directors, and Mexican cinematic formulas … Continue reading

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Mapy Cortés


Puerto Rican singer and actress Mapy Cortés was considered a success in the Mexican cinema industry during the 1940s. She returned to Puerto Rico in the 1950s to collaborate in new projects, propelling the national cinema and television. Video 1. … Continue reading

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Film Poster (West Side Story)


Film poster – West Side Story – France, June 1974.  

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Rita Moreno (Télérama 1977)


Rita Moreno Télérama du 29 Janvier au 4 février 1977 Portoricaine, Rita Moreno naît en 1931 dans une famille pauvre prête à tous les sacrifices pour que Rita ne le soit pas. Aussi dès l’âge de quatre ans, ses parents … Continue reading

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Popi (film 1969)


US, 1950’s: The Cuban Revolution had raised fears concerning the cold war which was now 90 miles off US southern shore. Following Fidel Castro’s rise to power, it became the policy of the United States to discredit the Cuban government … Continue reading

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West Side Story


As citizens of the United States, Puerto Ricans have free access to the American labor market. The upper mobility of white workers to better paid jobs during the post war world-economic expansion created a labor shortage at the botom end, which … Continue reading

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La télévision des Portoricains


Zapping International. Die in der Geschichte zweimal kolonisierte Karibikinsel Puerto Rico gehört heute als assoziierter Freistaat zu den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Das Fernsehen hier ist eine gelungene Mischung aus American Dream und lateinamerikanischen Einflüssen. Wer einen der vier Sender einschaltet, stößt mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit auf “American Idol” und auch auf die puertoricanische Variante der US-Sendung “Fat Camp”, in dem sich stark übergewichtige Mädchen in T-Shirts, die Namen und Gewicht der Trägerin zur Schau stellen, der Kritik einer unerbittlichen Jury aussetzen, die ihre Abmagerungsbemühungen beurteilt. Continue reading

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