Sunday, July 25, 2010

Germaine Dulac - La Souriante Madame Beudet AKA The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)

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Dulac's memorable classic!, 8 October 2006
8/10
Author: Sylvia Marciniak (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

I studied Women and Film with author, Dr. Sandy Flitterman-Lewis at Rutgers University and this is one of the many films that we watched in the viewing. Germaine Dulac provided us a glimpse into the life of women in France during Pre-World War II era and Post World War I world. Paris was a city who loved the arts at the time and was thriving with literary salons and American expatriates as well. Germaine Dulac never captured as much attention but she should have been on league with her male counterparts like Jean Epstein and others. Sadly, the war and the depression may have ended her career like so many others. We can only imagine what might have been if Germaine Dulac had been given the same advantages that her male counterparts received during that time. But she was one of the lucky ones to get the experienced to direct such films like this that are controversial and eye opening as well. Language is not necessary since sound didn't come until the 1930s and Germaine's career went elsewhere.



http://rapidshare.com/files/321469729/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/321662865/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/321706958/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet.part3.rar
Spanish Intertitles:
http://rapidshare.com/files/321776850/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet.srt
English intertitles:
http://rapidshare.com/files/321780924/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet.srt
 
ROBERT ELVAUZ