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Mexican cinema and Emilio Fernández post the Golden Age – from golden boy to ‘the man in black’
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This chapter presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the book. After Río Escondido and Víctimas del pecado, Emilio Fernández goes from being the Mexican and Latin American cinema director of the 1940s, to nobody. Accounts of his career post the Golden Age paint him as a 'tragic' figure, making poorly received films and acting (in black charro costume) in others' films in order to survive when he could not find work as a director. The chapter discusses the Mexican film industry and Fernández's film career in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Fernández's decline and stagnation are blamed on the repetition and anachronism of the same images of nationalism that brought him great success during his most prestigious years. The book hopes to generate new analyses of other Fernandez's films that are critically neglected because they lie beyond the canon of cultural nationalism.

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