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I ended up rewatching Evita (1996) with Madonna and Antonio Banderas this weekend.

I forgot how much I adore this movie. Eva Peron was a controversial, fascinating figure but the movie is just perfect.

Have two of my favorite songs from the movie.





When we were in Buenos Aires and went to the famous cemetery where she (among others) is buried, we read up that at one point her corpse was taken away and buried under a false name in Italy by the junta which succeeded Juan Peron. And later it was brought back. Not many people have exciting bizarre adventures after death :)

Side note: as someone who grew up in the Soviet Union, I probably have a very weird attitude to her - namely if one has to live under a dictatorship, this is about as good as it can get - if you don't oppose it in politics they leave you alone. When I saw documentary footage of people weeping at Evita's funeral, all I could think of was my grandmother's stories of her being devastated when Stalin died - and I kept thinking at least the Evita mourners are not crying for someone like this.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
I ended up rewatching Evita (1996) with Madonna and Antonio Banderas this weekend.

I forgot how much I adore this movie. Eva Peron was a controversial, fascinating figure but the movie is just perfect.

Have two of my favorite songs from the movie.





When we were in Buenos Aires and went to the famous cemetery where she (among others) is buried, we read up that at one point her corpse was taken away and buried under a false name in Italy by the junta which succeeded Juan Peron. And later it was brought back. Not many people have exciting bizarre adventures after death :)

Side note: as someone who grew up in the Soviet Union, I probably have a very weird attitude to her - namely if one has to live under a dictatorship, this is about as good as it can get - if you don't oppose it in politics they leave you alone. When I saw documentary footage of people weeping at Evita's funeral, all I could think of was my grandmother's stories of her being devastated when Stalin died - and I kept thinking at least the Evita mourners are not crying for someone like this.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
I ended up rewatching Evita (1996) with Madonna and Antonio Banderas this weekend.

I forgot how much I adore this movie. Eva Peron was a controversial, fascinating figure but the movie is just perfect.

Have two of my favorite songs from the movie.





When we were in Buenos Aires and went to the famous cemetery where she (among others) is buried, we read up that at one point her corpse was taken away and buried under a false name in Italy by the junta which succeeded Juan Peron. And later it was brought back. Not many people have exciting bizarre adventures after death :)

Side note: as someone who grew up in the Soviet Union, I probably have a very weird attitude to her - namely if one has to live under a dictatorship, this is about as good as it can get - if you don't oppose it in politics they leave you alone. When I saw documentary footage of people weeping at Evita's funeral, all I could think of was my grandmother's stories of her being devastated when Stalin died - and I kept thinking at least the Evita mourners are not crying for someone like this.

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