jump to navigation

Les enfants du Paradis 5: Rehearsals are not going well September 20, 2006

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Children of Paradise, Movies, Theater.
trackback

What do the following movies have in common?

They were all designed by the amazing Alexandre Trauner (1906-1993). Trauner, who was Jewish, spent the Occupation in hiding and had to work on the film in secret (as did composer Joseph Kosma and many others in the cast and crew).

In today’s clip, Frédérick Lemaître (Pierre Brasseur) clashes with the authors of his latest play:

It’s worth nothing that all four of the major male characters in Les Enfants du Paradis are based on real people. Frédérick Lemaître (1800-1879) appeared in a melodrama, L’Auberge des Arts, that was so badly received that starting the second night he played it as farce; it became his biggest success.

Speaking of designers, obviously this guy must have been in the audience that night.

More of Les Enfants du Paradis.

Technorati tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: