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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)

Le temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust (original title)
A lush, elegant epic taking us on a time-swirling trip down the infinitely complex labyrinth that is Marcel Proust's memory lane.

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Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and forth in time. Marcel at various ages interacts with Odette, with the beautiful Gilberte and her doomed husband, with the pleasure-seeking Baron de Charlus, with Marcel's lover Albertine, and with others; present also in memory are Marcel's beloved mother and grandmother. It seems as if to live is to remember and to capture memories is to create a work of great art. The memories parallel the final volume of Proust's novel. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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19 May 1999 (France)  »

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FRF 65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,413, 18 June 2000, Limited Release

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$461,493, 17 December 2000
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The third time that Chiara Mastroianni has acted alongside her mother, Catherine Deneuve. See more »


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Le temps retrouvé (Vocalise)
Written by Jorge Arriagada
Performed by Natalie Dessay (soprano)
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It led me to read the book.
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What a read! Started with "Time Regained," noted that I was missing things, went back to page 1 of "Swann's Way" and spent the necessary MONTHS to read the whole work. A major effort -- there are sections that are excruciatingly boring, but offset by the most original descriptive writing I have ever read. And I will read it again! Perhaps in French.

If you really liked the movie and haven't read the books, wait until you see it AFTER reading the books. Once you become familiar with the characters, as described by Proust, you may have problems with the casting of some of the minor characters, but you will no longer be uncertain about their roles.

The whole experience, triggered by the film, was life-expanding.


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