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Animation spéciale sœurs Brontë pour le bicentenaire de Charlotte !
Olivia de Havilland as Charlotte, Ida Lapino as Emily, and Nancy Colman as Anne, the three Bronte sisters in “Devotion.”
The story of the four siblings was first told on film in 1946. “Devotion” was about the famous writer sisters, their relationship with their brother and their challenge to become published authors. This version of the story starred Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Olivia de Havilland, and Sydney Greenstreet and was based on a story by Theodore Reeves.
Below is a photo of Olivia de Havilland (featured here at Classic Movie Favorites) as Charlotte, Ida Lapino as Emily, and Nancy Colman as Anne as the three Bronte sisters in “Devotion.”
Unfortunately, the film is a highly fictionalized account of the lives of the Brontë sisters, as noted by Bosley Crowther who wrote about it for the New York Times: “The Warners have simplified matters to an almost irreducible extreme and have found an explanation for the Brontës in Louisa May Alcott terms. They have visioned sombrous Emily, the author of Wuthering Heights, and Charlotte, the writer of Jane Eyre, as a couple of ‘little women” with a gift.” Despite an excellent score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and production values and an ending that hearkened back to the earlier Wuthering Heights by Warner Brothers’ rival studio, the press generally put ‘’Devotion’’ down as “…a mawkish costume romance, even with identities removed. Presented as the story of the Brontës—and with the secondary characters poorly played — it is a ridiculous tax upon reason and an insult to plain intelligence.” I rather liked “Devotion,” but it does bother me how “fictional.” I later found out that it was highly exaggerated, so I’m looking for to the new BBC production with the hopes that they will provide a more ‘realistic’ portrayal of what their life was like. Nonetheless, the soundtrack for the film was written by composer, Eric Wolfgang Corngold who was one of the most prolific and talented composers in Hollywood. In my opinion, this music helps make the film that much more enjoyable.
Sujet: Re: Devotion (1946), un film sur la famille Brontë Ven 4 Mar - 21:14
J'ai failli ne pas reconnaitre Olivia de Havilland tant elle paraît jeune sur la photo Elle aura 100 ans en juillet 2016.
La critique n'est pas tendre avec ce film, surtout s'il y a beaucoup d’éléments de fictions dedans La dernière photo, avec les trois actrices habillées un peu trop chic pour une scène dans la lande fait très datée
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