Marion on October 27, 2009

Ramona, I hear the mission bells above, Ramona, they’re ringing out our song of love, I press you, caress you, and bless the day you taught me to care… Ramona, I need you, my own — lyrics to a once popular song. Prior to watching the Mexican telenovela, Ramona, I’d never heard of the novel […]

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Marion on October 25, 2009

While sometimes compared to American soap operas, telenovelas are superior as a storytelling form in that they are conceived for limited runs usually between 60-100 hours of episodes with occasional shorter-run sequels to very successful shows. The clear beginning, middle and ending saves them from the American phenomena of running long after they’ve run out […]

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