Camille

Aug. 15th, 2007 12:59 am
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One of my all time favorite movies is the 1936 adaptation of the Dumas-fils classic novel Camille with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor.

One of the most romantic movies I've ever seen, this movie made me grin, made me bawl, and made me swoon. Garbo plays a famous courtesan who is dying of TB but discovers love in the arms of a man who sees her as a woman, not an object. It's Garbo's best performance as the loving, fragile, strong Marguerite the romantic cynic. You can see why all the men fall for her. And Robert Taylor is just perfect as the naive, 'pure' Armand Duval who falls in love with her. This was my first Taylor movie and when I saw him at the Opera, my jaw literally dropped open at how gorgeous he was. Even the age difference is perfect. Of course Armand will be younger than the weary Marguerite.

This story has inspired tons of adaptations/tributes/rip-offs, from the famous opera La Traviata, to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. But IMO, nothing is as good as the original book or 1936 adaptation.

Interestingly, I found a fid to (fittingly) Moulin Rouge's 'Come What May': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsCbIpyjsU

Bunch of vids )

Camille

Aug. 15th, 2007 12:59 am
dangermousie: (Default)
One of my all time favorite movies is the 1936 adaptation of the Dumas-fils classic novel Camille with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor.

One of the most romantic movies I've ever seen, this movie made me grin, made me bawl, and made me swoon. Garbo plays a famous courtesan who is dying of TB but discovers love in the arms of a man who sees her as a woman, not an object. It's Garbo's best performance as the loving, fragile, strong Marguerite the romantic cynic. You can see why all the men fall for her. And Robert Taylor is just perfect as the naive, 'pure' Armand Duval who falls in love with her. This was my first Taylor movie and when I saw him at the Opera, my jaw literally dropped open at how gorgeous he was. Even the age difference is perfect. Of course Armand will be younger than the weary Marguerite.

This story has inspired tons of adaptations/tributes/rip-offs, from the famous opera La Traviata, to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. But IMO, nothing is as good as the original book or 1936 adaptation.

Interestingly, I found a fid to (fittingly) Moulin Rouge's 'Come What May': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsCbIpyjsU

Bunch of vids )

Camille

Aug. 15th, 2007 12:59 am
dangermousie: (Default)
One of my all time favorite movies is the 1936 adaptation of the Dumas-fils classic novel Camille with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor.

One of the most romantic movies I've ever seen, this movie made me grin, made me bawl, and made me swoon. Garbo plays a famous courtesan who is dying of TB but discovers love in the arms of a man who sees her as a woman, not an object. It's Garbo's best performance as the loving, fragile, strong Marguerite the romantic cynic. You can see why all the men fall for her. And Robert Taylor is just perfect as the naive, 'pure' Armand Duval who falls in love with her. This was my first Taylor movie and when I saw him at the Opera, my jaw literally dropped open at how gorgeous he was. Even the age difference is perfect. Of course Armand will be younger than the weary Marguerite.

This story has inspired tons of adaptations/tributes/rip-offs, from the famous opera La Traviata, to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. But IMO, nothing is as good as the original book or 1936 adaptation.

Interestingly, I found a fid to (fittingly) Moulin Rouge's 'Come What May': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsCbIpyjsU

Bunch of vids )

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