[Sca-cooks] Juana la Loca

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 27 10:29:29 PST 2008

On Feb 27, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Maggie MacD. wrote:

> At 07:18 AM 2/27/2008,Ana Valdés said something like:
>> Juana was definitely not mad but the victim of a "male" conspiration
>> where her father, Ferdinand, her husband Philip and her son Charles
>> used her as a pawn.
>> ......
>> The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes wrote a marvelous novel about Juana
>> and her love for her dead husband Philip, "Terranostra".
>> Ana
> There was a rather good movie made about her in 2001. "Juana la Loca"
> (english title "Mad Love") http://imdb.com/title/tt0270480/
> I don't remember if I saw it on late night cable, or at a friend's  
> house,
> but the movie was quite engaging.  I see that it has now gone from  
> way over
> $50 in price to under $30 these days (with used and other at around  
> $13).
> The costuming was good. The acting was good. The cinematography was
> great.  It was a darn good show!
> Regards,
> Maggie

Be careful you don't get the 1935 MGM "Mad Love", which is really a  
remake of "The Hands of Orlac". It's a classic, but has nothing to do  
with 15th and 16th century Spain...

Adamantius (who likes a good Peter Lorre film now and again -- this is  
the one where he gets to scream, "IMPOSSIBLE??? Napoleon said that  
word was not French!!!")

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