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I’m infinitely grateful to the Virgin of San Juan for being able to participate, along with my idol Santo, the Silver Mask, in one of his classic movies “The Mummies of Guanajuato”. I was an extra and was hired to play one of the mummies. Although my face wasn’t seen because of the mask put on me and señor Santo hit me, I remained very happy for living this experience.

Romualdo Romero \ Guanajuato, Mexico

I dedicate the present exvoto to Saint Genesius, saint patron of actors, for the talent of Charlie Chaplin. His brilliant career made him a worldwide cinema legend. I enjoy many of his movies, but my favorite is his role in “The Great Dictator”.

Mexico, 2021

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With the humble exvoto, I’d like to thank Saint Pancras because the talented actress Adrienne Barbeau did an excellent job in the classical movie “Escape from New York” in which she portrayed women who, apart from being beautiful, are also strong.

Samuel Tapia, Mexico City

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One day my house was invaded by bats, but thanks to Saint Quiteria I’d went to the movies to see “Dracula” a day before, so they didn’t catch me by surprise. I put a garlic collar on my cat and amend myself with a cross so they wouldn’t suck our blood. We defended ourselves until the saint threw all these infernal beasts out of my house which I asked her for with devotion. I thank for her protection.

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With the present retablo, I infinitely thank Saint Peter for helping me to overcome the fear of swimming in the ocean because after watching the film “Jaws” in the movies I got a trauma and wouldn’t go swimming. But I’ve overcome it now. May you be blessed.

Raul Dominguez, Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Jude Thaddeus for the movie “Sleepaway Camp”, which was very impressive and left a mark in the memory of all who watched it. The star of the movie Felissa Rose became a wonderful actress who is playing original, beautiful and strong roles. I wish her many years of success and thank for bringing joy to many fans.

Pedro Lopez, Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Monica for my hero Billy Dee Williams. His role of Lando Calrissian is a master-class of sophistication. I saw the new movie about Han Solo but for me there is only one Lando—Billy Dee Williams.

Antonio Diaz

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Nicholas of Bari for the 65th anniversary of the movie “Creature from the Black Lagoon”. This masterpiece changed the way I was thinking about the cinema, with its beautiful landscapes, excellent performance and marvelous underwater cinematography.

Raul Tapia, Mexico

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My boyfriend is a fan of horror movies. I love him so I watch them together with him, although they scare me a lot. I thank Saint Benedict with this exvoto because, although I suffer while watching, I forgot all the horror scenes after the movie ends. I never have nightmares and I sleep peacefully.

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Claire for the excellent work of Thomas F. Wilson. His role of Biff Tannen gave many movie moments and quotes to the world. He’s probable the most beloved villain in the movie history.

Rafael Diaz, Mexico

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I dedicate the present exvoto to Saint John Bosco in gratitude for the talent of all those responsible for the creation of the classical Hollywood monster movies. When I was little I used to watch these great films and I became a fan. Even today I still enjoy watching them on DVD.

Carlos H., Mexico

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I thank Saint Patrick with this exvoto for having united two exceptional talents—Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King, and creating, as the result, this great iconic movie “The Shining” which is my favorite.

Roberto Jimenez, Mexico City

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I thought I was in love with both Fox Mulder and Dana Scully; but the more I obsessively watched the X-files, the more I realized that I was actually into Scully—her dour manner, independence, badassery, skepticism, intelligence, and the way she wielded a gun, & wore her pant suits. And how hot she looked in those pant suits. Infinite thanks to Saint Scully, for modeling the ideal love & partner for me, at a time when I didn’t even know that I was into girls.

P.S. Infinite thanks for Gillian Anderson, too.

Melbourne, 2019