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North American desire for the Spanish Other : Three film versions of Blasco Ibáñez's Blood and Sand
Cumberland, Sharon

Data: 1999
Resum: There are three film versions of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez's taurine novel Sangre y arena (1908). All are entitled Blood and Sand and feature male and female actors who epitomise the erotic possibilities of the North American fascination with Spanish stereotypes: Rudolph Valentino in 1922, Tyrone Power and Rita Hayworth in 1941, and Sharon Stone in 1989. By comparing the three film versions of Blood and Sand to Sangre y arena, it becomes clear that the North American appropriation of Spanish stereotypes displaces Blasco Ibáñez's theme of class conflict onto a safely diffused locus of erotic desire. Included are discussions of stereotypes in North American literary and film culture, Hollywood and North American audiences, and the españolada tradition compared to other North American genres.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: Article ; recerca ; article ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Blasco Ibáñez ; Blood and Sand ; Sangre y arena ; Bullfighting ; Culture Criticism ; Españolada ; Spanish Stereotypes
Publicat a: Links & Letters, N. 6 (1999) , p. 43-59, ISSN 1133-7397

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