I wish to consider Magaly Solier as an authentic, representative contemporary icon, on par with del Rio, in part to challenge our own gendered and ethnic considerations of how we view indigenous women in Latin America.
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In this essay, I have stripped away visual evidence of all the additional characters so that Solier and del Rio can dialogue with each other, one-on-one, to discuss and debate. Historia del cine mexicano. Hall, Linda. Dolores del Rio : Beauty in Light and Shade.
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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, Lopez, Ana. Marubbio, M. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, Durham: Duke University Press, This is a rich work that offers more on repeated viewings. The two actors—stars in different times, with attendant evolving meanings—represent indigeneity distinctly. In part, as the statement asserts, this is because of their own phenotypes and identity, but also because of how film has grappled with the representation of the indigenous over the past seventy-odd years. The video sets up a dialogue of sorts through cross-cutting and montage to give the effect of an exchange of looks and also through drawing attention to the looked-at-ness of both women as indigenous characters in a selection of films.
The songs employed, editing of dialogue, and the scenes chosen all further explore the act of looking and being looked at in multiple ways. Several elements are set up in these exchanges including contrasting performances.
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The juxtaposition of these and the choices made by Middents invites comparison, but also opens up opportunities for greater commonality than I would have initially expected from these actors. Solier has not appeared in as many films as del Rio and, as the statement asserts, she has always appeared as an indigenous woman. These films were all made within a short time period. Two are by the same director, although none of these are indigenous filmmakers.
This does not ascribe greater or lesser degrees of authenticity upon the films, but does allude to some of the debates that have surrounded these texts.
Dolores del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade, By Linda B. Hall (2013)
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Hall gives a nuanced account of how del Rio's personal and professional lives meshed, explaining how she navigated the transition from fading Hollywood stardom in the late s to her remarkable comeback as a leading figure in the golden age of Mexican cinema in the s and s. The biography offers a thorough depiction of the kinds of body work available and needed in Hollywood and then, importantly and thoughtfully, reveals how the older del Ro was almost too beautiful to play the roles she received in Mexico.
Hall's new book, Dolores del Rio: Beauty in Light and Shade, radically revises previous study of the Mexican film star. Hall crafts a lively story out of the various strands of del Rio's complicated life, all while building a historical argument.
Those who continue to research race, ethnicity, and whiteness in early Hollywood will find valuable information in Hall's book. Highly recommended. Kies je bindwijze. Verwacht over 7 weken Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen.