September 15, 2009

Watched the movie "Little Ashes" and thought it was a good flick that got the spirit of the times if not all the details correct. It's about Lorca and Dali's affair before Dali went to Paris. The film stays primarily in Spain with Lorca afterwards to chart some of the activities that lead up to his kidnapping and execution.

No direct mention is made of Paul Eluard, the French poet married to Gala before Dali befriended both and ended up with the wife.

The movie has me rereading Lorca's essays on "Deep Song" and "Duende" which I don't think I appreciated fully when Liz Willis assigned them to me in grad school.


Post a Comment

<< Home