The Double in Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire. - Post Script

The Double in Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire.

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  • Release Date - Published: 2003-06-22
  • Book Genre: Business & Personal Finance
  • Author: Post Script
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Personne ne voit les choses comme elles sont, mais comme ses desirs et son etat d'ame les lui font voir. (1) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) is the last movie that Luis Bunuel made. (2) It is a modern tale of love and deceit based on the French author Pierre Louys's book La Femme et le pantin, (3) published in France in 1898. Jeremy Moore, who did an English translation of Louys's novel in 1999, writes that "The Woman and the Puppet [is] one of the greatest novels about obsessive love" (front material). The title of the novel indicates the dominance of the woman who, says Moore, "to be fatale requires the complicity of a male puppet" (back material). The title of the movie adaptation is more suggestive. Most critics agree that Bunuel's movie is a loose adaptation of Louys's novel whereas Bunuel thought that his movie was quite faithful to the novel and that it presented just a few interpolations, which, however, completely change the tone (Mon Dernier Soupir 309). The recourse to two different actresses to interpret the main female role will be the main interpolation that interests me here.

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