Jane Fonda says her visit to an Aztec ruin being excavated in the city in 1979 inspired her to make "The Old Gringo," a movie about the meeting of Mexicans and Americans during the Mexican Revolution. "I went down down into that hole, and saw a whole other civilization beneath the surface," Fonda said. "I had a very visceral reaction to the thought that someone from another country could come in and think they had a better religion, a better system." Based on the novel by Carlos Fuentes, "The Old Gringo" is a fictitious account of what happened when the American writer Ambrose Bierce disappeared in Mexico during the 1910-21 revolution.
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