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Saturday, June 18, 2005


Has anyone else noticed that Noel Coward's Design for Living (made into a film by Ernst Lubitsch in 1933, starring Gary Cooper, screenplay by Ben Hecht: some pedigree!), is a light comedy precursor to Francois Truffaut's adaptation of Henri-Pierre Roche's Jules et Jim? Two artistic men (in Coward a playrite and painter, in Roche both writers) who are long-time friends have a beguiling woman come between them, inspiring them both to love and success. Of course, in the earlier version, things end well, everybody's happy. Which is to be expected for 1933.

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1 comment:

m...coale... said...

got my copy of Jules et Jim today (along with Moonlighting Season 1&2).

haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but boy, there's a bunch of extras, which makes me happy.