30 July 2010 | davidtraversa-1
María Félix: What a fascinating experience!!
I just finished watching this movie on You Tube. They show it divided in 13 episodes (To watch it just type: María Félix -her movies).
I started watching the first episode, just curious to see María Félix (at her time she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world), and following the dialogs, her incredible character, the sets, her clothes, the men outfits (1946), the American cars of the time, the fabulous white and black photography, some of the takes incredibly dark, I got swept away and couldn't go fast enough from one episode to the next one, cursing the Internet for being so slow in giving me the next episode.
I can understand now the power of soap operas!! It's unbelievable how very well done were those movies! and I don't mean by that the technicality, that nowadays is ages ahead, but the way they knew how to grasp your interest!!
"La Doña" (as she used to be known in all Mexico and Southamerica, because of her haughty ways and fabulous presence) always played extremely nasty women --in this case I definitely think she was a totally paranoiac personality, that one hates to love (and loves to hate)-- and in this movie she is at her best in that salsa.
I enjoyed the movie enormously and after all those years, she still is on the screen the most beautiful woman in the world. From Argentina, with all my admiration: David Traversa.