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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 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

I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Genesius, saint patron of the actors, for the movie “We, the poor”. When I was little we lived in a communal neighborhood because my family lived a very modest life. Now, when I grew up, I watch this movie and I relate to its characters. I remember that, despite poverty and social injustice, the family union is the most important thing.

Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Vincent for the movie “Planet of the Apes”. This movie excited and scared me when I was little. Incredible costumes and decorations made my imagination work overtime. Even now I have many good memories about this sci-fi classic.

Rogelio B., Mexico

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With this humble retablo, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha because in Hollywood they created this movie “Coco” in which they show the beautiful and colorful Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. And it’s absolutely fair that it won the Oscar for the best animated picture.

Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint James the Apostle for Bruce Cambell’s incredible career. For many years, he’s been portraying the perfect mixture of manly action, comedy and weirdness that made him beloved by the fans all around the world. I wish him many years of health and success.

Samuel Robles, Mexico

I’m a big fan of “Hellraiser” movies. But one night I was walking down an empty street, and Chatterer, one of the cenobites characters in the movies, appeared to me. I thank Saint Michael the Archangel because, although he tried to catch me, I managed to escape. I don’t know if it was a product of my imagination or real but this experience scared me a lot.

Ramon Telles — Tijuana, Baja California

I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Elias for the extraordinary movie “Leon the Professional”. Luc Besson, the director, shows his genius in every scene, so “Leon” is the best example of the masterpiece a movie can be,

Daniel Ortiz — Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Patrick for the excellent tv-series “Breaking Bad”. This Vince Gilligan’s creation is a drama filled with emotions. It got me from the first episode, and it rightly became one of the best tv-series in the television history.

Alfredo Rodriguez, Mexico

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I dedicate the present exvoto to Our Lady of Carmel thanking her for the creation of the fabulous tv-series “Money Heist”. Its frenetic action and entertaining story managed to keep millions of people around the world watching it. I became a fan since the first episode and can’t wait for the next season.

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I had to move to live in Europe for many years because of work, and I couldn’t return to Mexico. I thank the Virgin of the Solitude with this retablo because thanks to the classic Mexican movies which I took with me I felt closer to my roots. Especially the movie “Maria Candelaria”. It was my grandparent’s favorite and I watched it with them when I was little.

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Augustine to honor the long and marvelous career of Christopher Lloyd. His many characters have brought joy and inspiration to millions of people, especially his role of Doc Brown in “Back to the Future”.

Rodrigo Vega \ Mexico City

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I dedicate this exvoto, with all humility, to Saint Charbel to the health and continuing success of a marvelous actress Heather Langenkamp. She’s a wonderful example of beautiful and strong woman, and I’ve been admiring her for many years.

Ramon Ojeda, Mexico

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