Frida/Accuracy of Recent Film

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A 9 page research paper that discusses a Miramax Studios release on DVD in 2003, Frida, produced by and starring Salma Hayek and directed by Julie Taymor, this is a beautiful film that offers a compelling story of courage and fortitude in the face of physical hardship. The film is based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, an extremely talented artist whose pride and independence has inspired contemporary feminists and many others. This examination of this film, first of all, discusses the film in regards to whether or not it is an accurate portrayal of Frida Kahlo's life, offering a comparison synopsis of the film to the significant events of Kahlo's actual experience. This discussion also explores the point of the film, that is, its dominant theme and then addresses aspects of the cinematography. Bibliography lists 4 sources.