Re: 20th century French videos

Milos Stehlik (
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 13:22:48 -0500

There is an inernational co-production directed by Luis Puenzo loosely based
on Camus' "The Plague."
When the film rights to the Visconti version of "The Stranger" expired, the
contract (with Paramount at
the time) was not renewed because Mme. Camus (who now owned the rights) did
not like the film.
Finally, I would suggest to you the excellent long interview with Sartre,
sometime in the 60s, which currently is still available on video.


Milos Stehlik
Facets Video

leonard zapala wrote:

> 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
> Maria Koehmstedt
> Reference and AV Librarian
> Clatsop Community College Library
> 1680 Lexington
> Astoria, OR 97103
> 503-338-2463
> 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