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Dec 6, 2019

Jennifer Jones exhibits a new level of craft in two very different roles in two 1949 movies, WE WERE STRANGERS (dir. John Huston) and MADAME BOVARY (dir. Vincente Minnelli). Elise and Dave ponder how these movies, respectively daring for their revolutionary politics and gender politics, ever got made. Dave identifies the greatest scene in any movie ever. Elise tries to explain Flaubert's relationship to Romanticism, realism, aestheticism, and all other relevant isms.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          We Were Strangers (1949; dir: John Huston)

0h 31m 20s:          Madame Bovary (1949; dir. Vincente Minnelli)                             


* Find Elise’s latest published film piece – “Elaine May’s Male Gaze” – in the Elaine May issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room*

*And Read Elise’s Writing at Bright Wall/Dark RoomCléo, and Bright Lights.*

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Theme Music:

“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes?” – Le Tigre