Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Alborada, 7/19/2011. Cap. 35
On YouTube, haguilar78's clips for Cap 35 start at this link.
Thank you, Carlos, for today's pictures. Juana and Mirtha are like the cartoons of the character with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, both of them whispering in the character's ear. I just can't decide whether they're the angels or the devils.
Esperanza is doing crazy quite admirably too. Has anyone seen her in anything else? And Modesta is another favorite, so silently knowing and sage.
And thank you Cristobal for easily backing down the odious Francisco. He is a triple icky type but I am not a fan of Asuncion these days. Poor abused idiiot, she tries to turn being a victim into a virtue and it isn't working for me. She is just icky too rather than supporting her poor daughters at least in private.
Some good acting in this episode, Juana, Esperanza. I always said no one does mad like FC, Daniela Romo does it well also.
Glad Luis practices his fencing too, I think that's how he & Diego will eventually face off. Usually the good guy doesn't kill anyone, but I think this will be an exception.
When Juana returned to talk to Espy again, I thought the sh!t would hit the fan. Instead it hit the floor!
Did you notice when Felipe told Marcos to take care of Carmela while he went out with Luis? Foretaste of things to come?
Lastly, did you notice the two laborers following Hipo when she was out in town? One with a basket the size of a garbage can, and the other with a basket the size of a manhole cover. Luis had warned her not to flee because she'd be watched. I suspect those men are the watchers.
I love the shot of Juana with Diego. I have really enjoyed the scenes of them together.
Daniel Romo was fantastic this episode. Wow! Yes, there is lots of symbolism with the walking stick, just as there seemed to be with Antonio's mom and her rigid whip, vs his limp one.
Compare those two domineering mothers with the wimpy Asuncion. Diego and Antonio have domineering mothers who have warped their son's personalities. Cata and Hip have a wimpy mother who's fears are leaving her daughters more vulnerable and umprotected than women of that time already were. Martin had two parents that let him fly free and find his won way, and that turned out the worst for them. There doesn't seem to be a parenting style that works in this tn!
What a commentary on the relationship between mother and son.
Diego said, "All mothers are terrible."
and doña Juana said, "I've reared a scorpion.
In the scene where Juana stormed into Espe's room to demand that she not tell anyone she was impregnated by Diego, in the outtakes Daniela's cane accidentally grabs the coverlet and it gets wrapped around her head and face as she twirls the cane in anger. It wraps so tightly she can't free herself and she falls on the bed in (muted) convulsive laughter.
I didn't like Esperanza when I first watched but, like Vivi, I mostly feel sorry for her now. She doesn't have good instincts, she was raped by her cousin, and her maid doesn't give her good advice like Juana's does. She should have stayed with her family instead of returning to the war zone.
Paula, I'm pretty sure Juana dropping her cane was symbolic because the way it was filmed, clash of cymbals and all, was significant. I'll go along with your theory that it represents her power.
Thanks to Carlos for the superb screen shots and thank you Paula for the post. This telenovela is even better the second time around!
The actress playing the role is amazing because she makes this far-out character completely credible. I don't think just anyone could pull this off.
Add me to the ranks of those who find Esperanza sad rather than hateful. Yes, she's narcissistic and focused on maintaining her social status. But good grief, we're all narcissistic when threatened. Social status through marriage was the only possibility for women then. Not like Esperanza could go out and forge a career in a Fortune 500 company (even if she were smart enough, which clearly she isn't.)
She's desperate and scared. And few of us would be noble in that situation.
We all know she's going to lose Fernando in the end and he and Hipolyta are destined to live happily ever after.
And yes, Susanlynn...Fernando Colunga when playing angry...hawt hawt hawt! (Would lurve to make him very very mad!)
Just right after this novela, Mariana Garza's husband hired Lucero for the main role in a musical play he was producing. I wonder if the deal was made during the time they were taping Alborada.
Here's a young Garza singing during her time in Timbiriche. Maybe some will recognize the young Thalía, Paulina Rubio, Eduardo Capetillo and Erik Rubín among others as the back up singers.
Vivi, what a great idea for a plot twist and not at all out of the realm of reality. Espe and Mirta do look very similar.