El Circo

mayo 19, 2014 - Comment

Cantinflas is a lowly jack-of-all-trades in a circus. He is infatuated with its glamorous female star, and his hapless bumbling disrupts the performances and the circus falls on hard times. The only thing that can save the circus is a daring trapeze act. Cantinflas volunteers to do the act and is hilarious on the trapeze,

Cantinflas is a lowly jack-of-all-trades in a circus. He is infatuated with its glamorous female star, and his hapless bumbling disrupts the performances and the circus falls on hard times. The only thing that can save the circus is a daring trapeze act. Cantinflas volunteers to do the act and is hilarious on the trapeze, creating such a sensation that a wealthy man decides to buy the circus.

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Carlos E. Velasquez dice:

El Circo El Circo – Columbia PicturesIf you ask somebody in Latin America who its most famous comedian is, it is possible that they may answer Cantinflas. On the other hand, if you ask somebody in Mexico who its most famous comedian is, it is an absolute given that they will say Cantinflas. And the truth is that Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes (1911-1993) – Cantinflas – really left a huge and powerful legacy in Latin American culture, and especially its cinema. “El Circo” is one of many gems that we inherited from his amazing and long career.It is often said that Cantinflas was “Mexico’s answer to Charlie Chaplin,” which sounds accurate. Like Chaplin, Cantinflas’ characters were based on good-hearted champions of the underprivileged. His clothing and appearance in general were similar to that of Chaplin’s tramp. However, contrary to Chaplin, who was huge in silent films, Cantinflas’ success was in the talkies, because he developed a very particular way of talking and…

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