12 July 2008

Latin noir

In a gift shop in Todos Santos, a busy town on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, I found reprints of some Spanish-language film posters of the noir era. I should have bought the damn things and mailed them home. Instead, I bought greeting cards featuring miniatures (4 x 6) of them.

The Waitress of the Port Cafe is a Cuban film from 1950. The director, Juan Orol, was born in Galicia, Spain, and died in Mexico City.

Noir is not confined to the good ol' US of A.

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