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The Earrings of Madame de...

Spine #445



Release:
Aug 6, 2013
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Earrings of Madame de...

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Directed By: Max Ophuls
Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica
Licensor: Gaumont

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The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, The Earrings of Madame de . . . is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When an aristocratic woman known only as Madame de (the extraordinary Danielle Darrieux) sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband (Charles Boyer) in order to pay a debt, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair. Ophuls's adaptation of Louise de Vilmorin's incisive fin de siècle novel employs the elegant and precise camera work for which the director is so justly renowned, to ravishing effect.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars Susan White and Gaylyn Studlar
  • Interviews with Ophuls collaborators Alain Jessua, Mar Frédérix, and Annette Wademant
  • A visual analysis of The Earrings of Madame de . . . by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Interview with novelist Louise de Vilmorin on Ophuls's adaptation of her story
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by Molly Haskell, Louise de Vilmorin's novella Madame de, upon which the film is based, and a reprinted essay by costume designer and longtime Ophuls collaborator Georges Annenkov

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