Re: 20th century French videos

leonard zapala (
Fri, 12 Jun 98 06:58:32 PDT

For a twentieth century French literature class this summer that will
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
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

I've found a distributor (Facets) for Sartre's "La Putaine
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

Welles' THE STRANGER has nothing to do with the Camus novel. It is abou=
t a Nazi hunter (Edward G. Robinson) is tracking down a Nazi (Orson Welle=
s) that is a teacher in a Connecticut prep school just after World War =
II. A&E shows this film (at 4 am) fairly often.

Lenny Zapala