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lagatta
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posted 06 November 2002 09:35 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So, has anyone seen Frida? I'm viscerally allergic to Hollywood movies, adaptations of stories from dependent countries, recuperation of revolutionary themes... remember "Reds" several years back? But the heady mix of revolutionary politics, surrealism, and the struggles of a woman artist is hard to resist... So what do you think?
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Arch Stanton
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posted 06 November 2002 09:45 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked "Reds." "Bonny and Clyde" is one of my favourites.

Never heard of "Frida."

I'll go away now........


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Timebandit
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posted 06 November 2002 09:57 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I hope to see Frida when it comes through here, lagatta, but we generally get movies like this somewhat later than larger centres (we have only one alternative venue). I read the review in last Fridays Globe and Mail... It looks very lush, and I'm interested in what they said about the cinematography.

The one thing to keep in mind is that a movie only has 2 hours or less to tell a story that other media, like books, have considerably more room for. So expect some omissions and combinations, and perhaps some gentle fudging to get the most detail possible into the film.

Frida is a movie about the life of Frida Kahlo, the painter, Arch.


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swallow
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posted 20 November 2002 06:19 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Knowing nothing about Frida Kahlo at all, saw the film and loved it. Beautiful stuff. It's also BTW possibly the most sympathetic protrayal of Trotsky ever committed to film.
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Terry Johnson
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posted 20 November 2002 08:05 PM      Profile for Terry Johnson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Haven't seen the movie.

But on each of my dozen or so trips to Mexico City, I've visited her home in Coyocoan. Its not far from Trotsky's house, BTW. If you're a Kahlo fan, it's worth the pilgrimage.


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Polunatic
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posted 21 November 2002 09:01 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I made that pilgrimmage 23 years ago and it was definitely well worth it. Have heard good things about the film but haven't seen it yet.
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Rebecca West
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posted 22 November 2002 03:06 PM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've read some exerpts from her diaries and think Frida Kahlo was a fascinating individual - both as an artist and as a woman. I find it difficult to get out to the movies these days, but I'd like to see the film
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Alix
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posted 22 November 2002 04:10 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Considering that Frida is directed by Julie Taymor, the director of the Broadway version of the Lion King, and the movie Titus, for instance, I really don't think there is any reason to fear that this movie will turn out to be standard Hollywood dreck.

I'm dying to see it.


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