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Madame Bovary (1949) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard A. PefNominated
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Madame Bovary (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 7, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Madame Bovary Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Robert Ardrey from the novel by Gustave Flaubert 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental How could MGM destroy a masterpiece of world literature? ?Let me count the ways. The story of the novel is bookended by scenes of the... Read full article


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Gustave Flaubert: There are those who are offended by her, and who see in Emma Bovary's life an attack upon public morality. Gentlemen of the court, I maintain that there is truth in her story, and that a morality which has within it no room for truth is no morality at all. Men may dislike truth. Men may find truth offensive and inconvenient. Men may persecute the truth, subvert it, try by law to suppress it. But to maintain that men have the final power over truth is blasphemy and the last illusion. Truth lives forever. Men do not.


Charles Bovary: I like everything, I suppose that's what's wrong with me.


Charles Bovary: This could be a disaster, Emma, these people are aristocrats, I know them, I've treated their servants.


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Director Vincente Minnelli wanted Lana Turner for the role of Emma, but was convinced that a more dignified actress like Greer Garson or Jennifer Jones was needed for the audience to understand the character more.
The Breen Office opposed the movie, saying that it had too many controversies and innuendo; everything from the makeup to the kissing scenes had be washed down a bit to pass the censors.
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