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Balzac

Author: Jean Vidal; Films du compas.
Publisher: France : Les Films du Compas, 1949.
Edition/Format:   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the great French novelist, Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), presented through contemporary art and his own illustrated manuscripts. The film traces Balzac's life from his unhappy childhood, through his formative years as aspiring poet and business man and on to the successful author. There is an interesting sequence on his curious writing habits and stress is laid upon the actual sources of many of his  Read more...
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Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Vidal; Films du compas.
OCLC Number: 85938102
Description: 23 min. : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Responsibility: Jean Vidal, director.

Abstract:

A biography of the great French novelist, Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), presented through contemporary art and his own illustrated manuscripts. The film traces Balzac's life from his unhappy childhood, through his formative years as aspiring poet and business man and on to the successful author. There is an interesting sequence on his curious writing habits and stress is laid upon the actual sources of many of his literary creations. The film was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the author's death.

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