Mexican Directors Steal American Jobs by Being Cheaper, Better

May 8, 2007

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"Yes, I bought this bracelet from a street vendor. What's it to you, f***face?"

Three of my favorite movies of the last few years are Pan's Labrynth, Y tu mama tambien, and Amores perros. Now their directors are unionizing teaming up.

Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) have joined together as a team. The Mexican director trio, who conceived the idea independently, are attempting to sell themselves in an "all-or-nothing, five-picture deal," according to the LA Times.

The three directors created arguably three of the top 10 movies of 2006, and they know it. They are hoping that an American studio to bankroll the five films for $100 million.

I wonder what Benicio Del Toro would think about this. Chances are, he'd just squint his eyes, take a long drag on his cigarette and say, "Very good, my friend. Very good," while blowing the smoke out his nose.

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