That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet obscur objet du desir]

France: Greenwich Film Productions, 1977. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1977 film.

Based on the 1898 novel "Le femme et le patin" ("The Woman and the Puppet") by Pierre Louys, about the tempestuous relationship between a wealthy, middle aged Frenchman and a poor, young Spanish dancer. The woman is played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina interchangeably, demonstrating the character's mercurial nature, a decision Bunuel came to in desperation after original actress Maria Schneider proved a poor fit, but that ultimately helped define the film as one of his late masterpieces. Nominated for both a Best Foreign Language and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

7 x 5 inches. Fine.

Criterion Collection 143. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 33.

[Book #144356]

Price: $300.00