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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
If you read books, this film is for your soul., 10 June 2009
10/10

A literature teacher with a flair for old English-literature starts running low of readable stock, alas! of all places in New York. Even empties public libraries, and there was no IMDb-similar in those days... so she finally finds the address in England to mail-order the delicacies she expected: 84 Charing Cross Road in London. Being a bibliophile myself, then comes the most sublime part of the film, when she receives the first batch of books, previously owned and mastered editions, gosh of all goshes my own emotions as being raised with the best Classics ever printed, is really like kissing your first love! Ahhh, Anne Bancroft awed by the mail order service starts asking for more and rarer editions, but at the same time asks herself about the knowledgeable people behind the business and establishes a Pen-Pal relation with a typical London bookstore, of which I visited many back in 1986. She starts getting involved with their feelings and different way of life, what starts urging her desire to meet these distant friends...Eventually, her professor wage allows for the trip and...Oh, is an end that also happened to me looking for war-surplus stores.

0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Cry HAVOC ! and let slip the Dogs of War, 24 May 2009
10/10

A comic approach to the "noir gender" of mercenaries and bodyguards, have gun, will travel sit-Com's, and a Magnum-44 Barrel of laughs is recommended to those that enjoy films like the Wild Geese, Dirty Harry, and have a subscription to Soldier of Fortune Magazine. In Latin America it has a comic strip counterpart: Boogie el Aceitoso drawn by Argentinian Fontanarrosa which in turn has a recent film. I used to tape in Betamax the series when it was aired in Mexico City, but for sure I shall buy the series in DVD. Woman-rights devotees, please don't see it and start complaining about rude language, see MTV Daria, who might very well be Sledgehammer!/ Boogie el Aceitoso Daughter because her obscure vision of society and her generation.

4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
A trolley worker point of view., 17 May 2009
10/10

The newly born Servicio DE Transportes Eléctricos del D.F. had to do this film to demeaning the bad press caused by "La Venta" accident the previous year, the story and some actors come from Subida al Cielo, and show the company shops at Indianilla neighborhood in México City. Aside from Buñuel intention of a series of sit-coms, his surrealism becomes an every day fact in the Mexican way of life, such anecdotes still happen at STE, now mostly with trolleybuses and the Xochimilco LRV. When we got a VHS copy, we showed it at Tetepilco depot, amusingly the Transportation Dept. boss was also an Ingeniero Benítez, and our efforts to save rolling stock from the torch, have became a nice Traction Museum, without everyone around getting drunk, I'm the Union Historian and had to check it frame by frame to list appearing units: At the opening scene we see several types later succeeded by the first Westram trolley-coaches and a PCC in the Transfer-table, 133 real number was 378, a Brill 11 windows 2-trucker, many points of Mexico City to be checked, for example when they leave the school kids at a filming it was at Calzada de Tlalpan across the gates of CLASA-Films! and the Overhead-repair trolley that block the return to the depot is to be restored at Tetepilco Museum. must add more comments later---

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The best film on Mexican aviation., 16 May 2009
10/10

Filmed at Balvuena airfield in Mexico City, it depicts the adventures of local aviation ace played by David Silva and his assistant officer Joaquin Pardave, Is an early account on anti-drugs operations! you can hear its soundtrack military anthem, some airplane types in the film: Jaqueline Cochran Gee Bee later known as Conquistador del Cielo in Opening scenes. Mexican AF (FAM) Open cockpit Corsairs and V-99M's in final scenes, Smugglers use Stearmanns C-3b Mail, from FAM stock, Aeronaves white UC-60 in end scene. The story was later retaken in "Aguilas de Acero" series with Alberto Vázquez where the FAM provided the T-33 Jet Sqn. and is filmed at Santa Lucía M.AFB.

Black Wind (1965)
1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Viento Negro for railroaders, 10 May 2009

In the copy by Urban-Vision the production year is not stated anywhere, Televisa-México just released a copy, an older copy I had in VHS was in Sepia tones, and really liked it. I worked for SCT 1977-1988 and am presently a railroad historian, had the chance to meet Mario Martini and must have his card somewhere, the writer of the Novel, he explained plans for a sequel concerning Sureste Rwy. construction but later appeared Viento Negro#2 The Last Tunnel concerning The Chihuahua Pacífico construction, and know of V.N.#3 El Campamento Sur, but do not have seen or have it. Also met Mr. Servando González, he is reputed as the Director of Workers Movies, without falling in Unions stuff, to name a few: Las Grandes Aguas, Ixtoc Burning, and was related to the series of Lola La Trailera. Which in turn had a Lola La Rielera with Luis Aguilar as Co-Star just before he passed away. Just started a Blog about transport and vehicles accuracy in Movies, at my-Space.