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Thread #55039   Message #854694
Posted By: Coyote Breath
28-Dec-02 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortes
Thanks leprechaun, I will see if I can get a copy. I am a great fan of Olmos' and have managed to see most of his work.

Thanks for the date correction AllenC. What of that other stuff about Texas law and the use of deadly force? It was a while ago that I saw the film and can't recall the details too well. I might have gotten something from a PBS interview with Olmos but who knows? The idea that it would be legal to use deadly force against a lawman seems unlikely but early Western laws are sometimes odd.

One film I would like to have even more than the one we talked of is "Zoot Suit". Musically it is a stunner and dramatically it is very well acted. Olmos plays the mythic character "El Pachuco" who giudes us through the story. I believe it is a Teatro des Campesinos production.

Thanks, Masato, for the words and the link!