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Published by British Film Institute in London .
Written in English



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  • Motion pictures -- Mexico -- History.,
  • Motion picture industry -- Mexico -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Paulo Antonio Paranaguá ; translated by Ana M. López.
ContributionsParanaguá, Paulo Antonio, 1948-, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico), British Film Institute., IMCINE.
LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.M4 C4913 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 321 p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL538533M
ISBN 100851705162, 0851705154
LC Control Number96117089

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