One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Monday, September 5, 2011

Balzac and Emmanuelle Beart

I have written about Balzac's "Unknown Masterpiece" some time ago, in the context of Handke's Slow Homecoming.

http://withoutliftingafinger.blogspot.com/2011/05/handkes-slow-homecoming-and-balzac.html

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Only recently have I asked myself: Was this Balzac story related to a French film I saw years ago: La Belle Noiseuse?

Apparently the answer is Yes (see link below). Though the film is an updated (and I'm sure modified) version of the Balzac story, the artist's name is the same: Frenhofer.

 http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2007/cteq/belle-noiseuse-2/

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Of course the film has the additional advantage of showcasing the always-lovely (clothes on, clothes off) Emmanuelle Beart.


Emmanuelle Beart Pictures, Images and Photos

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