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A fictionalized account of the latter part of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) is presented, he who is arguably most renowned professionally for immortalizing the characters of the Paris can-can dance hall, the Moulin Rouge, on canvas. This phase of his story begins in 1890. Born into aristocracy, Toulouse-Lautrec moves to Paris to pursue his art as he hangs out at the Moulin Rouge where he feels like he fits in being a misfit among other misfits. His misfit status is due to his diminutive physical stature, his legs which were broken and stopped growing following a childhood fall down some stairs. Because of the way he looks, he believes he is never destined to experience the true love of a woman. That lack of love in his life may change as he meets two women. The first is prostitute Marie Charlet, who he saves from imprisonment in a white knight act. Their relationship ends up being a turbulent one, the downs where each feels the need to hurt the other ...Written by
Colette Marchand was the only Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar nominee that year that was from a Best Picture nominated movie. See more »
When Henri Lautrec arrives at the gallery for the showing of his pictures, as he 'walks' in, his shadow on the ground clearly shows Jose Ferrer's legs tucked behind him as he walks (on his knees). See more »
I wouldn't hurt you. I want to be good to you. Please let me, Marie. Let me have the joy of giving you things - freely. Don't put a tariff on everything you do.
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Huston's "Moulin Rouge" was nominated for seven Oscars and walked away with two trophies...
This romanticized treatment of the life of artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is literally one of the most colorful films ever made
All the hues and colors in the palette go whizzing by in the Parisian streets, country homes, and cabarets of the late 19th century Can-Can girls in reds and blues, against a misty brown-gold backdrop, flourish their silks and feathers in the face and soul of dwarfed painter who could recreate their essence on canvas, yet never possess them physically
It is the tragedy of Lautrec's (Jose Ferrer) life which bounces around the rainbow framework The cruel prostitute (Colette Marchand) to whom he gave his love and the young woman (Suzanne Flon) who befriended the artist motivate the narrative, from the crippling-fall in the home of his father to the death-fall in the dirty-looking saloon
Brilliant work by Ferrer, fine support by Marchand and Flon, and the gaiety of Zsa Zsa Gabor cap the film
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