Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

DVD - 2012
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Young Emma Rouault is a dreamer, a reader of romance novels, a woman whose only desire is to have excitement in her life. But her marriage to Charles Bovary leaves her unfulfilled, until an invitation to a lavish ball finally brings her a glimpse of the life she's always wanted--leading her on a fateful quest for passion that can never truly fulfill her heart's desire.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : BBC Productions : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, ©2012
ISBN: 9780780697973
0780697979
Branch Call Number: MAD
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 158 min.)

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wow, how many translations of one novel does one library system need?

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pemberely
Oct 06, 2016

I need to read the novel to see if my judgements about the story are correct. If this version can be considered a faithful adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's 1856 classic, then I think we should rethink who the victim is in the story. Madame Bovary knew what she was getting when she married the doctor - what pissed me the most was that she compromised all the lives around her, especially that of her daughter. This is a classic for a reason; it resonates with anyone's search for fulfillment (sexually, being one of them) while showing the consequences of uncontrolled desire and passion. My sister think it's Charles' fault for not being: a) a good lover and b) a good companion. She has a point with b), but as for a), SHE should have thought of that before she threw herself into a marriage, a MARRIAGE, people!.....Now, i liked it very much. Very steamy at parts,too. I just don't like her. Now remember, I haven't read the novel, so correct me if I'm misinformed, but i have my opinions about people, not women, PEOPLE like her.

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voisjoe1_0
Nov 17, 2015

This 2000 TV two part film of Madame Bovary stars Frances O’Connor who received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. It is based upon the 1856 Gustave Flaubert novel in which Madame Bovary seeks complete romantic sexuality in a time when convention paid little attention to the sexual desires of women. Hollywood filmmakers previously had difficulty getting the novel made into a coherent film until the Hays Code was eliminated. I sought out this film after I was introduced to the mini-series The Missing, also starring Frances O’Connor who was nominated in the series as best actress. My opinion is that she is a much better actress in 2014 than she was in 2000.

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