R | | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
(2018) During a directors' round table discussion courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Spike Lee expressed his amazement at director Alfonso Cuarón's camera work on the ocean near the film's conclusion. He asked about whether Cuarón had used a Louma Crane for the shot and was told that a Technocrane was employed atop a pier the unit had constructed especially for the shot. Unfortunately for the production, a tropical storm had weakened the pier and the crane kept derailing, but after some perseverance they eventually managed to complete the shot.
We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.
On the scene previous to the attack on the students, the camera travels along several military vehicles, many of them bearing a very contemporary FORD logo on the radiator screen. then slows to show a VW Safari from the right era.
The closing credits end with "Shantih Shantih Shantih," the conclusion to every mantra in the Upanishads, a collection of 108 Hindu scriptures. "Shantih" was referenced several times in Alfonso Cuarón's earlier film, Children of Men (2006).
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