Tag Archives: María Félix

When you find that film…

Previously, I have written about the happenstance of research and, today, I had another. I am writing a monograph about María Félix and found an article in my big Félix file by the actor Diana Bracho. She is critical of … Continue reading

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How reviews have changed…

The New York Times review of Les Heros Sont Fatigues/Heroes and Sinners (Yves Ciampi, 1955) begins, “The French seem to be fascinated by those flea-bitten tropical ports, where the heat and humanity are oppressive and sex is rampant and raw” … Continue reading

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El monje blanco (1946)

El monje blanco is a film for the completist. Continue reading

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La corona negra (1951)

A mysterious woman is asleep in a bar. Continue reading

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Álamos, Sonora and María Félix

A virtual tour of Álamos, Sonora the birthplace of María Félix. Continue reading

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French Cancan (1955)

French Cancan is a film with limited appeal. Continue reading

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Sonatas (1959)

Sonatas is a slow and befuddling film. Continue reading

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What Adela Says…

I have re-read Adela Fernández’s memoir-biography* of her father, El Indio Fernández: vida y mito (1986) paying particular attention to mentions of María Félix, subject of my current project. Adela Fernández y Fernández (1942-2013) was an author, scriptwriter, and director … Continue reading

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Mare Nostrum (1948)

In Mare Nostrum Freya (María Félix) is a German spy who seduces a Spanish captain. Continue reading

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Una mujer cualquiera (1949)

Una mujer cualquiera is one of three films directed by Rafael Gil starring María Félix. Continue reading

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