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FILMS ABOUT THEATRE

by Kenji
Click on Read More and the green links which appear. Children of Paradise . All the world’s a stage. Films in chronological order. See also my list Shakespeare Films . Sadly, 2 films in Mizoguchi’s geidomono theatre triptych, A Woman of Osaka and The Life of an Actor (both apparently excellent) are lost. At least the marvellous Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, the first, is with us. Mizoguchi was a great lover of theatre, as were Renoir and Rivette, while numerous directors, including Bergman, were also renowned stage directors. My favourites: Celine and Julie go Boating The Band Wagon Story of the Late Chrysanthemums Les Enfants du… Read more

Click on Read More and the green links which appear. Children of Paradise .

All the world’s a stage. Films in chronological order. See also my list Shakespeare Films .

Sadly, 2 films in Mizoguchi’s geidomono theatre triptych, A Woman of Osaka and The Life of an Actor (both apparently excellent) are lost. At least the marvellous Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, the first, is with us. Mizoguchi was a great lover of theatre, as were Renoir and Rivette, while numerous directors, including Bergman, were also renowned stage directors.

My favourites:
Celine and Julie go Boating
The Band Wagon
Story of the Late Chrysanthemums
Les Enfants du Paradis
To Be or Not to Be
The Satin Slipper
Straits of Love and Hate
The Travelling Players
Fanny and Alexander
L’Amour Fou
Topsy Turvy

list below in year order

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