[Marxism] Re: From Marxmail home (Clancy Sigal and Frida)
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Tue May 3 11:11:40 MDT 2005
>Well, I didn't, like Frida, one bit. Really. Since the film tries to be
>a synthesis of commerce and art,
>take Salma out of it and try selling it. No way. Not even as an "art
>film." Not even to the cult
>of Kahloists. Bad acting, bad script.
>And Trotsky a "more literary Stalin"? Seems to me Clancy may have read
>some Trotsky but
>has understood very little of what he read, and even less of the
>historical forces at work
>in and on the Russian Revolution. Maybe now that he's not a boy he should
>give it another read.
>He says re Trotsky-- "What authoritarianism" which is exactly my question
>to him "What
>It's a bad movie, using pity and pathos even as Kahlo herself rejects them.
Let me repeat that PBS aired a very fine documentary on Frida Kahlo
recently. You can order a video or dvd from
Here's a page devoted to the show: http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/life/
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