I had watched a couple of screen versions of this tragic and extremely moving story, yet sharpened and spiced by cyrano s dry wit, but yesterday the odds gave me the chance to finish the year that will shortly draw to an end with a strangely bittersweet taste in my mouth. This film adaptation directed by michael gordon of the 1897 french alexandrine verse drama by edmond rostand, uses poet brian hookers 1923 english blank verse translation as the basis for its screenplay. The story tells the tale of our largenosed hero cyrano falling in love with the beauteous roxane. Cyrano is madly in love with the beautiful roxanne mala powers, but assumes that shed never love him back due to his cathedral of a nose. Pay special attention, however, to the many references to alexandre dumas 1844 novel the three musketeers. Brian hookers deft translation reminds us that cyrano is more about its couplets than its couples. The linked data service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the library of congress.
It stars jose ferrer as cyrano, mala powers as roxane and william prince as christian. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Michael gordon, author of 300 2007 film, on librarything. Far from being hindered by its flavor of artifice, riding ferrers grand gestures and sonorous cadences, its reinforced. In depardieus favor was his charm and average or even unattractive appearance.
Michael gordon celebrity profile check out the latest michael gordon photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. The screenplay is based on brian hookers 1923 verse translation. The costuming is impressive, but, beyond that spectacular nose, the makeup is not. After being blacklisted, he was forced to stop directing films temporarily, but was called back to hollywood at the end of the 1950s by. Not until long married to christian does roxanne realize the real author of the letters and her true love. Handsome christians is mad about her too, but hes shy.
Book awards book club selections books by author books by series coming soon kids books new releases teens books this months biggest new releases. Michael gordon was nominated for the directors guild of america award for. Congress video group in 17thcentury paris, a longnosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves. The first englishlanguage adaptation of the 1897 edmond rostand play. It was adapted by carl foreman and an uncredited orson welles. If you havent smile, nod, and pretend you have, then tonight make the time to find it and watch it. This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. Directed with luster by michael gordon pillow talk with a rousing score by dimitri tiomkin rio bravo and adapted for the screen by carl foreman the guns of navarone. In 17th century france a poetryspouting swordsman with a huge nose is in love with beautiful roxanne. We see painted backdrops instead of a genuine wartime sky. A witty, eloquent drama widely considered the most popular modern french play, it is presented here in a rich blank verse translation by poet louis untermeyer. It uses poet brian hookers 1923 english blank verse translation as the basis for its screenplay.
Cyrano, the charismatic swordsmanpoet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous roxane. Jose ferrer, john harmon, albert cravens, michael gordon, chester m. So chivalrous cyrano pours his heart out to roxanne for his friend, and she, wooed by the beauty of cyrano s words, falls for christian. The 1950 film was produced by stanley kramer and directed by michael gordon. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten. May 24, 2000 a quarrelsome, hottempered, and unattractive swordsman falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful woman and woos her for a handsome but slowwitted suitor. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel.
Find a library or download libby an app by overdrive. Ferrer won the 1950 best actor academy award and golden globe for his brilliant and heartbreaking performance. Jose ferrer, mala powers and michael gordon directed by. The chivalrous cyrano sets up with christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. A stage actor and director, michael gordon broke into films in 1940 as a dialogue director, then became a film editor. Stanley kramer productions united artists corporation in 17thcentury paris, a longnosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves. Alpha video dvd youve seen this, of course, probably more than once. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Outside of a cane and slow steps, no one seemed older in the final garden scenes. I say this with the confidence that, until this week, until watching the hal roach edition of the 1950 version, gerard depardieu owned the role. The 4th directors guild of america awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in film in 1951, were presented in 1952. I had watched a couple of screen versions of this tragic and extremely moving story, yet sharpened and spiced by cyranos dry wit, but yesterday the odds gave me the chance to finish the year that will shortly draw to an end with a strangely bittersweet taste in my mouth. Recreating his stage role, jose ferrer stars as edmond rostands cyrano, a 17thcentury french cavalier, poet and. The film was the first motion picture version in english of rostands play, though there were several earlier adaptations in different languages.506 256 162 77 840 701 361 410 149 437 1054 368 295 105 878 609 1592 980 1143 448 1628 284 835 980 659 482 1510 641 574 704 358 1081 1246 480 1255 1483 74 319 473 1481 803 1329 301 1230 822 989 1264 1037