Belle De Jour 1967 Inaugurated The Last Phase Of Luis Bunuel S Fifty Year Film Making Career At Once A Sharp Social Satire And A Reflection On The Interlocking Of Reality And Fantasy, Memory And Dream, Belle De Jour Stars Catherine Deneuve As Severine, A Respectable Doctor S Wife Who Has A Secret Afternoon Life As A Prostitute Dressed By Yves Saint Laurent, Deneuve Personifies A European Class That Is Beautiful And Enduring, In Spite Of Its Aura Of Decadence But She S Also A Woman At War With Her Past And Her Desires, Trying To Clear Her Mind If She Can Of Its Ghosts In This Study Michael Wood Sets Out To Unravel Some Of The Enigmas And Paradoxes Of One Of Bunuel S Most Intricate Films What In Belle De Jour Is Meant To Be Taken At Face Value, And What Is Fabrication, Riddle Or Satire In Playing The Guessing Game Of Belle De Jour, Wood Proposes An Analysis Of Late Bunuel Neither A Serene Old Man Nor An Unreconstructed Surrealist, The Bunuel Of Belle De Jour Is, For Wood, A Film Maker Whose Insights Are All The Devastating For Being So Lightly And Stylishly Delivered.
See this thread for information Michael Wood born in Lincoln, England, is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Professor of comparative literature at Princeton University He is an alumnus of St John s College, Cambridge.Prior to teaching to Princeton, he taught at Columbia University, and at the University of Exeter in Devon, England.He was Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton from 1995 2001, and chaired Princeton s English department from 1998 to 2004 He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and on film for the London Review of Books.
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