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By Marcia Landy

When Greta Garbo made Queen Christina for MGM in 1933, she was once on the top of her powers. foreign stardom had given her extraordinary keep watch over over her profession. a brand new agreement with the studio guaranteed her session on tale fabric and a veto over the administrators of her films.
the tale of Christina, the seventeenth-century queen of Sweden pressured to choose from her deepest and public existence, used to be very best to Garbo's photograph. certainly, Christina's eventual abdication used to be uncannily prophetic of Garbo's unexpected withdrawal from the cinema in simple terms 8 years after this film.
The position referred to as for the expression of an extreme eroticism, and the mysteriously compelling sexuality keeps to fascinate either female and male audiences. Marcia Landy and Amy Villarejo discover this with nice subtlety, displaying the ways that strength and gender impose contradictory pressures.

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