Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

DVD - 2012
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With dreams of escaping her provincial upbringing, Emma Rouault marries local doctor Charles Bovary. But it is not long before she feels constrained and frustrated by married life. Ignoring her devoted husband and immersing herself in romantic fantasies, Emma begins a string of affairs. First, a young student, Lon, captures her imagination, but when the dashing aristocrat, Rodolphe, shows Emma the alternatives to married life, she enters into the affair with body and soul.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780780697973
Branch Call Number: DVD Madame
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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wow, how many translations of one novel does one library system need?

Oct 06, 2016

I need to read the novel to see if my judgements about the story are correct. If this version can be considered a faithful adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's 1856 classic, then I think we should rethink who the victim is in the story. Madame Bovary knew what she was getting when she married the doctor - what pissed me the most was that she compromised all the lives around her, especially that of her daughter. This is a classic for a reason; it resonates with anyone's search for fulfillment (sexually, being one of them) while showing the consequences of uncontrolled desire and passion. My sister think it's Charles' fault for not being: a) a good lover and b) a good companion. She has a point with b), but as for a), SHE should have thought of that before she threw herself into a marriage, a MARRIAGE, people!.....Now, i liked it very much. Very steamy at parts,too. I just don't like her. Now remember, I haven't read the novel, so correct me if I'm misinformed, but i have my opinions about people, not women, PEOPLE like her.

Nov 17, 2015

This 2000 TV two part film of Madame Bovary stars Frances O’Connor who received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. It is based upon the 1856 Gustave Flaubert novel in which Madame Bovary seeks complete romantic sexuality in a time when convention paid little attention to the sexual desires of women. Hollywood filmmakers previously had difficulty getting the novel made into a coherent film until the Hays Code was eliminated. I sought out this film after I was introduced to the mini-series The Missing, also starring Frances O’Connor who was nominated in the series as best actress. My opinion is that she is a much better actress in 2014 than she was in 2000.


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