I watched the movie Frida. The one with Selma Hayek as Frida Kahlo--just in case there are others, or maybe it's just me being redundant. I watched on Hulu since I saw the movie was open for a couple more days. And you guys already know I'm reading Kingsolver's novel The Lacuna, so I read a chunk of that while I watched. Twenty pages, to be exact. It's about 37 more pages till I get to,
Part 4 Asheville, North Carolina 1941-1947 (VB).
It was fun taking in the story of Frida Kahlo from both mediums. Of course they were very different. The movie is solely about the life of Frida and the turmoil she went through in her marriage, and with her health, while the novel is a third party narration of that era, the politics, the artists' (Frida and Diego) lives, and some mixed in narrations of personal ficciones from the novel's protagonist. You get a descent hint of la Revolucion from both media, but obviously moreso from the novel.
I'm still only on page 187 in the novel, but I think I'll be on Part 4 by the end of the day tomorrow and done in a couple of weeks. If I really delve into the book maybe I'll be done within the week, but I don't know if I'm going to shut down everything else to focus only on completing this project.
I might though, I just might.
|From Frida Kahlo: Complete Works|