Introspectiva, Extrovertida y Decadente: Las Tres Imágenes del Libertador en el Biopic Mexicano "Simón Bolívar" (1942) de Miguel Contreras Torres.

Rafael Arreaza Scrocchi

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This article explains how the cinematic image of the Latin American Liberator, Simón Bolívar, re-imagined in 1942 by Mexican film director, Miguel Contreras Torres, may be observed from three different perspectives: one, an introspective way through the analysis of a reflexive Bolívar from the beginning of his marriage with María Teresa del Toro in Madrid, Spain; second, an extroverted image by observing the reciprocity between Bolívar, Manuela Sáenz, San Martín and the results of the battle of Ayacucho; and third, a decadent image of Bolívar during his exile in San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta, Colombia. This article also includes a comparison between traditional iconography and original photographs from the personal archive of Mexican film director, Miguel Contreras Torres.
Translated title of the contributionIntrospective, extroverted and decadent: the three images of the Liberator in the Mexican biopic "Simón Bolívar" (1942) by Miguel Contreras Torres
Original languageSpanish
Number of pages35
JournalE-Revista de Estudos Interculturais
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017

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