Thursday, June 20, 2013

RIP Miguel Morayta

Mexican filmmaker Miguel Morayta died yesterday June 19th of natural causes at age 105 of natural causes.
In an interview with Ricardo Morayta, son of the director, explained that the death of his father was because of his age, a few months shy of 106 years, "He had no disease, just his heart was very tired and stopped beating."

The filmmaker, who was born Migel Morayta Martinez on August 15, 1907 in Ciudad Real, Spain but lived the past six decades in Mexico, was director of over 70 films and a screenwriter of more than 50, among which " El médico de las locas" (1955) , ""¡Ay Jalisco no te rajes!" (1964) and "Capulina contra los monstruos" (1973), along with writing the screenplay for his only Euro-western: "Guns for San Sebastian" (1968).

His son Ricardo recalled that his father was a person very dear to the film community of the Golden Age, but unfortunately his colleagues of those years all went ahead of him, "My father was the longest-serving director in history. Besides being a prolific film director and writer, Miguel Morayta was founder of the Mexican Society of Directors-Directors of Audiovisual Works, the Union of Cinema Production Workers and the General Society of Writers in Mexico.


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