¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)

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Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry.
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Credited cast:
Félix Balderas ... Sebastian's brother
... Hacendado's daughter (as Sara) (unconfirmed)
Martín Hernández ... Sebastian
David Liceága ... Matador
Julio Saldívar ... Hacendado
Isabel Villaseñor ... Maria
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Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry.

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This record only represents the 200,000-plus feet of unedited film that Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigoriy Aleksandrov and Eduard Tisse shot in Mexico 1931/32 for Mary and Upton Sinclair and three American co-financiers. It was Eisenstein's vision to end up with movie about Mexico in six parts called "Calavera", "Sandunga", "Maguey", "Fiesta", "Soldadera", and "Epilogue". The project was canceled before it was completed due to cost overruns and months-delayed completion, and the producers refused to let Eisenstein attempt to edit anything from the material he had finished after Joseph Stalin called him back to the USSR. From this footage the following pictures were subsequently edited by other hands: Thunder Over Mexico (1933), Eisenstein in Mexico (1933), Death Day (1934), Time in the Sun (1940), and Que Viva Mexico (1979). See more »

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The writer of this production did not know Spanish well. The title should be !VIVA MEXICO!=LONG LIVE MEXICO!, not !QUE VIVA MEXICO!, which means LET MEXICO LIVE. See more »

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Edited into Eisenstein's Mexican Project (1958) See more »

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