Thursday, January 8, 2015

José Luis Merino lives!

It is with great pleasure that the information published about the alleged death of José Luis Merino, the prolific Madrid director is still living among us and his 87-year-old life continues with full of vitality. So much so that he is presently working on the direction of a play and is preparing a new book. Because he was busy he was not aware of the news on the Spanish Film Academy's website mentioning his death where my information came from.

Thanks to Marisa Ramirez Loaysa, who very kindly got in touch with us, to correct the error, contrary to what was published, José Luis Merino was still alive. Unfortunately she conveyed the death of her father Antonio Ramirez Loaysa the great Spanish film editor of more than 200 films including: "Duel at the Rio Grande" (1963), "Vengeance Ranch" (1966), "The Christmas Kid" (1967)"Sartana Kills Them All", "The Tall Women" (both 1970) "Bad Man's   River" (1971) "Pancho Villa" (1972), "Al este de oeste" (1984)

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