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The Debussy Film (18 May 1965)

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Vladek Sheybal ...
Pierre Louis / Film Director
Annette Robertson ...
Gaby Dupont
Iza Teller ...
Madame Bardas (as Isa Teller)
Penny Service ...
Lily
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The actor
Jane Lumb ...
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Chouchou
Verity Edmett ...
Zohra the slave girl
Stephanie Randall ...
Secretary
Yvonne Antrobus
Janet Fairhead
Alison Fiske
Ian Flintoff
Elna Pearl
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Russel and Reisz
29 June 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

T he film based on the Fowles' novel "The French Lieutentant's Woman" had to face Foweles device of adopting the convention of the Victorian novel with the narrator who stands above all his characters and presents us with a "realistic interpretation" and a post modern sensibility in which we don't always know what is the true story or what occurs in the minds of the characters. And so Fowles presents us with alternative endings.

How to translate that into film. Here the director borrowed Russell's device of having scenes in which Oliver Reed "plays" Debussy and scenes in which he interacts, as a actor Oliver Reed, with "The Director" and discusses how to play Debussy. This is exactly the device used to portray the fate of Charles and Sarah - in part of the film we see them as characters playing out their lives in Lyme Regus, but at other times we see them as an actor and an actress who must become involved in roles within a film yet at the same them are beginning to become involved in a love affair.

So I would say that a debt is owed to Russell in creating this approach to ambiguity and multiple readings in a film.


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