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April 25, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
To celebrate the opening of the Paris Photo Los Angeles photography fair on the Paramount lot, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is screening "Miradas Multiples, La Maquina Loca" ("Multiple Visions, The Crazy Machine"), a gorgeous documentary directed by Emilio Maille about the great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who will be the subject of a LACMA exhibition later this year. Figueroa shot more than 200 films, and the stunning imagery here shows what a complete master of black and white he was. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood If you don't believe your eyes, you can listen to Figueroa's peers, great cinematographers, such as  Vittorio Storaro, Raoul Coutard, Christopher Doyle and Haskell Wexler, sing his praises.
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September 21, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa. In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in Mexico and Hollywood with some of the leading directors and actors of his time, Figueroa crafted a lasting national iconography. The cinematographer's monumental shots of burnished landscapes and close-ups of campesinos ' weathered, earnest faces are as instantly recognizable to his countrymen as the great murals of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco.
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September 21, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa. In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in Mexico and Hollywood with some of the leading directors and actors of his time, Figueroa crafted a lasting national iconography. The cinematographer's monumental shots of burnished landscapes and close-ups of campesinos ' weathered, earnest faces are as instantly recognizable to his countrymen as the great murals of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco.
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April 25, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
To celebrate the opening of the Paris Photo Los Angeles photography fair on the Paramount lot, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is screening "Miradas Multiples, La Maquina Loca" ("Multiple Visions, The Crazy Machine"), a gorgeous documentary directed by Emilio Maille about the great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who will be the subject of a LACMA exhibition later this year. Figueroa shot more than 200 films, and the stunning imagery here shows what a complete master of black and white he was. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood If you don't believe your eyes, you can listen to Figueroa's peers, great cinematographers, such as  Vittorio Storaro, Raoul Coutard, Christopher Doyle and Haskell Wexler, sing his praises.
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May 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gabriel Figueroa, a leading cinematographer who worked with the great performers and directors of Mexico's Golden Age of film as well as with U.S. directors John Huston and John Ford, has died. He was 89. Figueroa died Sunday after suffering a stroke, only three days after his 89th birthday. The Mexico City native made more than 200 films and won numerous international awards.
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April 6, 2008 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
MANY photo artists take pictures of countries. But only a few, like Gabriel Figueroa, get to invent countries, visually, with the images they create. During his prolific 50-year career, which began as a still photographer and included a brief Hollywood sojourn, Figueroa forged a film iconography that was as elaborately crafted with calculated symbolism as a baroque altarpiece.
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November 15, 2008 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maria Elena Marques, 83, a Mexican actress who starred in the 1947 movie "The Pearl," died of heart failure Tuesday, her family announced in Mexico City. Marques played the long-suffering wife of a fisherman who finds a beautiful but ill-fated pearl in the film based on a book by John Steinbeck. The film, directed by Emilio Fernandez, won a Golden Globe award for the luminous cinematography of Gabriel Figueroa. One of the few surviving stars of Mexico's "Golden Age" of movies of the 1940s and early 1950s, Marques also appeared in the 1943 movie "Dona Barbara" alongside actress Maria Felix.
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October 14, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
UCLA began its "Mexican Film and the Literary Tradition" series Thursday by honoring a legendary cinematographer. Gabriel Figueroa, who was behind the camera on "Los Olvidados," "The Pearl" and John Huston's "Night of the Iguana," was on hand at the Motion Picture Academy's theater to receive praise from 450 guests at the post-tribute reception.
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November 7, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER
Vikki Carr's new Sony LP, "Cosas del Amor," includes the No. 1 single by the same name, a duet with Mexico's Ana Gabriel. Penned and produced by Argentina's Roberto Livi, the poignant lyrics have Carr (who was born in El Paso, and whose full name is Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) advising Gabriel on "matters of love." Carr admits the song is personally meaningful.
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November 15, 2008 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maria Elena Marques, 83, a Mexican actress who starred in the 1947 movie "The Pearl," died of heart failure Tuesday, her family announced in Mexico City. Marques played the long-suffering wife of a fisherman who finds a beautiful but ill-fated pearl in the film based on a book by John Steinbeck. The film, directed by Emilio Fernandez, won a Golden Globe award for the luminous cinematography of Gabriel Figueroa. One of the few surviving stars of Mexico's "Golden Age" of movies of the 1940s and early 1950s, Marques also appeared in the 1943 movie "Dona Barbara" alongside actress Maria Felix.
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April 6, 2008 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
MANY photo artists take pictures of countries. But only a few, like Gabriel Figueroa, get to invent countries, visually, with the images they create. During his prolific 50-year career, which began as a still photographer and included a brief Hollywood sojourn, Figueroa forged a film iconography that was as elaborately crafted with calculated symbolism as a baroque altarpiece.
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April 29, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
When Javier Figueroa's cellphone rang early one morning this month, he was delighted to hear the voice of his son, Gabriel, calling to say hello from Baghdad, where he was serving in the Army. Because Gabriel had borrowed the phone from a friend, the father and son spoke for only a few minutes. Gabriel told his dad that he was preparing to go out on patrol. "Be very careful, son," his father said. "Don't forget to say your prayers." Hours later, Gabriel J. Figueroa, 20, was shot and killed.
NEWS
May 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gabriel Figueroa, a leading cinematographer who worked with the great performers and directors of Mexico's Golden Age of film as well as with U.S. directors John Huston and John Ford, has died. He was 89. Figueroa died Sunday after suffering a stroke, only three days after his 89th birthday. The Mexico City native made more than 200 films and won numerous international awards.
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November 7, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER
Vikki Carr's new Sony LP, "Cosas del Amor," includes the No. 1 single by the same name, a duet with Mexico's Ana Gabriel. Penned and produced by Argentina's Roberto Livi, the poignant lyrics have Carr (who was born in El Paso, and whose full name is Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) advising Gabriel on "matters of love." Carr admits the song is personally meaningful.
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November 15, 1985 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
Some of the latest in international cinematic comedy, tragedy, documentary and animation will be presented during a weeklong film festival that begins today. All showings will be at the Fine Arts Theatre, 1818 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach. Here is a schedule. Tickets are $5 a night, or $32 for a block of eight programs, and are available at the Fine Arts Theatre and the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The festival was described in Wednesday's Calendar section.
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April 29, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
When Javier Figueroa's cellphone rang early one morning this month, he was delighted to hear the voice of his son, Gabriel, calling to say hello from Baghdad, where he was serving in the Army. Because Gabriel had borrowed the phone from a friend, the father and son spoke for only a few minutes. Gabriel told his dad that he was preparing to go out on patrol. "Be very careful, son," his father said. "Don't forget to say your prayers." Hours later, Gabriel J. Figueroa, 20, was shot and killed.
NEWS
October 14, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
UCLA began its "Mexican Film and the Literary Tradition" series Thursday by honoring a legendary cinematographer. Gabriel Figueroa, who was behind the camera on "Los Olvidados," "The Pearl" and John Huston's "Night of the Iguana," was on hand at the Motion Picture Academy's theater to receive praise from 450 guests at the post-tribute reception.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1985 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
Some of the latest in international cinematic comedy, tragedy, documentary and animation will be presented during a weeklong film festival that begins today. All showings will be at the Fine Arts Theatre, 1818 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach. Here is a schedule. Tickets are $5 a night, or $32 for a block of eight programs, and are available at the Fine Arts Theatre and the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The festival was described in Wednesday's Calendar section.
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