20th century French videos

Maria Koehmstedt (Maria_Koehmstedt@clatsop.cc.or.us)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 23:36:00 GMT

For a twentieth century French literature class this summer that will happen
only if there is enough enrollment (which means I need to do a last minute rush
order), a faculty member would like to show 2 videos based on works of
literature set in the period between WWI and II. His first choices are
1. Therese Desqueyroux
2. Huis Clos (aka No Exit).
I have been able to verify that these fims were indeed made, but I have not
been able to find a distributor. He especially wants works based on novels by
Sartre and Camus.

Other choices are
Les Mouches (The Flies) (Made during WWII about the German occupation--he's
seen it.),
Le Mur (The Wall)
L'Etranger (The Stranger) (Lo Straniero) (There are two based on this Camus
novel. Any feelings about which is best--Orson Welles or Dino
de Laurentiis/Luchino Visconti? The Orson Welles is
in Bowker.)

Does anyone know of distributors or rental sources (I've checked scads of the
university catalogs) for any of these?

Was Andre Malraux's "La Condition Humaine" ever made into a film, perhaps by
another name?

Our local PBS distributor (who is a real gem) is looking for a source for the
Maigret series aired on PBS. If you know of a source please let me know.

I've found a distributor (Facets) for Sartre's "La Putaine Respectueuse",
which we can use if no other Sartre is available.

Thank you for your help,

Maria Koehmstedt
Reference and AV Librarian
Clatsop Community College Library
1680 Lexington
Astoria, OR 97103