A Study of the Invisible Art Form and Interviews with Women Screenwriters
The Story of the Mexican Screenplay focuses on a general historical investigation of the Mexican screenplay, specifically on women’s screenwriting. In addition to screenplay analysis, the interviews with women screenwriters are revealing of various cultural issues such as gender discrimination in the work place, political censorship, collective screenwriting, and collaboration among writers, and with the director. These topics explain, in part, the double marginalization of female screenwriting in Mexico.
Chapter Three. Fighting over Feminine Archetypes: Francisco Rojas González’s Black Angustias vs Matilde Landeta’s View of the Soldadera Mother
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Fighting over Feminine Archetypes
Francisco Rojas González’s Black Angustias vs Matilde Landeta’s View of the Soldadera Mother
In Mexico, male writers dominated the “novel of the Mexican Revolution” genre during the first part of the 20th century. Therefore, Matilde Landeta’s unpublished screenplay1 stands out as a rare exception of a text—written by a woman—concerning the Revolution. However, unlike her screenplay Landeta’s subsequent film adaptation (1949) of Francisco Rojas González’s novel La negra Angustias [Black Angustias] (1944) does not represent an Afro-Mexican “soldadera” (woman soldier) mother, as Angustias remains childless in the film proper.
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