Busty Woman

Posted by: | January 29, 2009 | Comments Off

I agree that the busty woman was more liberated in terms of sexual desire yet I feel that she was just as objectified as the other women within the movie if not more. When she falls down all the men fondle her in front of her over-controlling, angry an…

Response to Devin

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

I agree about the colors and the vigorosity of the film. I also want to comment that I did not quite understood the role of the busty women. She was not a prostitute, she seemed more like a overly liberal (libertine) women who wanted to have fun. She d…

In Response to Marianne

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Es interesante como los espacios se pueden dictar la manera la gente interrelacionarse. Cuando la pelicula comence la gente inhabita el espacio diferentemente en contrato al fin de la pelicula. Eventualmente la carrera construye los espacios personales…

In response to Yuhan’s post

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

There were a lot of scenes in the movie that did not correspond very well nor contributed anything to the overall plot, such as the couple who show up white and clean and leave filthy after they have spent days eating. Perhaps this is supposed to empha…

Mecánico Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Alright!
Yeah.
This film was a visual treat to watch.
Loved the bright colours, the look, the feel.
It evoked such a youthful vigour and vibrancy.
The characters were big and outrageous, from the busty woman to the overeating grandmother to the gun toting machoman.
I also appreciated the jabs at English speaking Americans… "There’s nothing Mexican here" and "We are also Catholics"
The humour translated well.
Sincerely acted moments (at least they looked sincere, couldn’t say about their dialogue) such as the groups preference to watch the car race finish instead of staying at the funeral of the old woman, were great.
Silly idea but well portrayed.
In fact, I’ve come to realize that one of the biggest challenges facing a viewer who can’t understand the language, aside from the obvious, is the ability to detect sincerity in the characters.
For all I know, these actors look the part but might be delivering ridiculous cheeseball lines.
That being said, foreign language films automatically contain a level of authenticity because of this barrier.
Most likely that’s because the foreign films that I’m exposed to are brought over and released here because they are truly exceptional.
Regardless, fun film, high energy.
Nice.

Mecanica nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

It took me a little while to get into the movie as I wasn’t sure what to make of the style of filming as the camera shots and scenes were sort of confusing. I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of dubbing of the characters voices and that a few sc…

Mecánico nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Mecánico nacional Me gusto la película. La historia era simple pero si era interesante considerar cómo el director demostró la cultura y el nacionalismo Mexicano. También pensé que era interesante cómo los Gringos o los extranjeros eran …

Mecanica Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

I think this film says a lot about the culture of Mexico. First, there is the obvious “machismo” throughout the whole film. Men treat women as if they were very inferior. Women are slapped and pushed by men, and nobody thinks this is a big deal….

Mecanica Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Wow. This movie really gives me mixed feelings. On the one hand I don’t like how it’s very chaotic and incoherent at some parts, on the other it might just be reflecting what Mexico City was really like at that time. It is chaotic since there were…

Mecánica Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

La película fue muy extraña. Los hombres trataban las mujeres con mucha violencia. Los hombres podrían coquetear con cualquiera mujer ellos deseaban, cuando el carácter principal lo descubrió que su esposa estuvo con un otro hombre. Me gusto como …

Mecánica Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Mecánica Nacional – una película acera de como funciona la sociedad mexicana…?  En esa película hay muchas conversaciones (literalmente, entre los hombres en la fiesta) y comentarios (más sútiles) acerca de la sociedad méxicana.
La familia es la unidad central es no sólo esta película sino en la sociedad mexicana (latinoamericana). Como ejemplo de la relación […]

Mecánica Nacional

Posted by: | January 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Mecánica Nacional – una película acera de como funciona la sociedad mexicana…?  En esa película hay muchas conversaciones (literalmente, entre los hombres en la fiesta) y comentarios (más sútiles) acerca de la sociedad méxicana.
La familia es la unidad central es no sólo esta película sino en la sociedad mexicana (latinoamericana). Como ejemplo de la relación […]

Mecánica nacional

Posted by: | January 27, 2009 | Comments Off

La verdad es que no podía entender mucho el significado del cine, porque las personas hablan muy rápido para mi, especialmente la primera parte antes de la muerte de la abuela. Pero creo que la segunda parte es mucho más fácil para entender. Busco …

Mecanica Nacional

Posted by: | January 27, 2009 | Comments Off

Mecanica Nacional fue una pelicula interesante. Es deficil para mi de decir que tipo de pelicula es. Hay aspectos de comedia.. pero pienso que el director quiere mandar un mensaje a la audiencia. La historia es relativamente simple, la mayoria de la…

Mecanica Nacional

Posted by: | January 27, 2009 | Comments Off

I don’t really know what to say about this film. It has 88 votes on IMBD (one is mine) and I can understand why. This is not really a good film. A good film has a narrative and characters the audience cares about. It follows a structure and makes a poi…

Mecanica Nacional

Posted by: | January 27, 2009 | Comments Off

Watching this movie was like watching the wild side of immature teenagers. I didn’t understand most of the language, so most of my opinion is from a visual observation. It was like watching a party that I probably wouldn’t ever want to go to beca…

Mecanica Nacional y los 1001 temas

Posted by: | January 27, 2009 | Comments Off

Mecanica Nacional is to me a very clear example of a tragic-comedy. It has a linear narrative with a lot of funny situations and extravagant characters and at the same time, its turning point is a sad and tragic event: The death of the grand mother Don…

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