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John Bailey and Carol Littleton Unveiled Honorary Armchairs at the 16th FICM

By: Marco Mejía @MiqkelMejia

The president of the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences, John Bailey, and the film editor Carol Littleton, special guests of the sixteenth edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), unveiled armchairs with their names prior to the presentation of the movie Silverado (1985, dir. Lawrence Kasdan), in which Bailey participated as a cinematographer. The film is part of the special Mexican actresses in Hollywood program.

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Alejandro Ramírez, president of FICM, thanked Bailey for being an assiduous guest and for continuing to curate programs focused on successful Mexicans in Hollywood cinematography: “Last year John came to Morelia because he offered a program of Mexican filmmakers present in the history of the Oscars, not only actors but directors and set designers, and this year, for the second time, a program between the Academy and FICM about Mexican actresses who left their mark in the United States, such as Lupe Vélez, Dolores del Río and Katy Jurado. Thank you very much for your collaboration, John”.

Daniela Michel, founder and director of FICM, thanked the presence of Gregory Nava, who acknowledged the achievements of this alliance.

Bailey explained the challenge the photographic work: “The only thing I want to say is that photography is unique in this film because of the kinescope process, the focus of the film was technically short, very deep, we use a new technique, you will see the photography, you will see its depth and closeness”.

Briefly, Carol Littleton talked a bit about the plot of the film, which takes place in 1880 with four men who travel together to the city of Silverado and will encounter many dangers before facing “the bad guys”, to finally get peace and equality in the city.