He reflects if the award boosts the career of Mexican Filmmakers, how it has created a silly competence between colleagues, and situations that put a distance between him and the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures. Also, he describes how the film performed with the critics and the Jewish community. What inspired you to make this documentary? Segment Synopsis: Ripstein narrates how this project landed in his hands and how it was transformed from a short subject to a feature film; he recounts the complicated situations and curious anecdotes during the shooting.
AR: It was a script written about a particular case near the Galapagos, something that actually happened in Ecuador. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein recalls the difficulties during the shooting of the film, and how the presence of Peter O'Toole brought a major change in the language. He also remarks that after a bad opening, the film had other unauthorized cuts, and taught him a valuable lesson.
Segment Synopsis: Ripstein discusses the obstacles of this project due to the homosexual subject, during a time when they were represented in a sardonic way. Once again, he describes working difficulties with the screenwriter Manuel Puig, and the usual casting problems with the producer Francisco Serrano. AR: Not at all. I mean, I nurtured myself with Mexican cinema, but rather with melodramas. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein reflects on the influence of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema in his career, especially the police genre and melodramas. Mexican Cinema taught him about other regions of the country.
AR: From many stories, there are many versions, so they are told depending on who listens. I met her at a meeting. Segment Synopsis: Arturo remembers how he met his wife and great collaborator, Paz Alicia Garciadiego, what he loves about her and their first collaborations, specially "The Golden Rooster. The production of the movie was delayed because of the earthquake of Mahfuz had won the Nobel Prize. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein recalls when he and his father became aware of Mahfuz's work, buying the rights to some of his novels to adapt into movies. Personal reasons led Arturo to work with his father on this project.
Lastly, he explains the main themes of his filmography. How did you decide to approach this film as a work of fiction? Segment Synopsis: Ripstein recounts how he started working on "The Queen of the Night", the life of the singer, Lucha Reyes, after the project had been rejected by many Hollywood directors.
The collaboration with his wife, Paz, was important to overcome this challenge. AR: Yes.
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This movie got made because Marin Karmitz came along. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein describes production on "Deep Crimson" and how it was the worst experience of his career working with the producer Marin Karmitz. The biggest troubles were censorship and unauthorized cuts to the final film.
Partial Transcript: INT. What attracted you to this project? AR: Nothing, Garcia Marquez offered it to me.
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Also, his reaction about the script and the opening night beside to the awarded Latin-American author. You spoke earlier about digital and all the easiness it brings, right? Segment Synopsis: Ripstein welcomes new technologies when he started to experiment with a video camera. He shares his vision about the future of digital cinema, the advantages that this change brought to the film industry, and the technical changes during the history of cinema.
Proudly, he states how he was the first Latin American director that embraced digital cinema. AR: It was a press note I read a while ago, a very small one. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein details the story "The Ruination of Men" and how it originated from a newspaper article that featured the taste of the director for crime stories; he explains how he obtained the funding for the movie.
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Segment Synopsis: Ripstein talks about his last project that is based on a curious newspaper article; he also speaks about exhibition in film festivals and the distribution on Internet. Partial Transcript: INT: Your filmmaking has been criticized for a tendency to only tell dark stories, how did you acquire this style? AR: Well, inevitably, I must be dark. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein discusses his peculiar style for mournful stories, and explains his personal tastes. He also reflects about filming in Hollywood, his relationship with literature and words, and the emotions that he feels when he directs.
Segment Synopsis: Ripstein mentions foreign and Mexican directors that have influenced his career; his admiration and respect for the new Mexican directors that have triumphed in Hollywood and the ones that have remained in Mexico, showing new proposals in a closed environment to auteurs.
AR: Whenever I can, yes, because I already know the pros and cons. Segment Synopsis: Ripstein talks about working with his collaborators, his relationship with movie critics and Emilio Garcia Rivera, his work as a teacher and how he would like to be remembered. Y fue absolutamente deslumbrante. Y todo lo que se pasaba en ese momento. Era el DVD de entonces.
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