Trailer of the Day: Diabolique


“Celebrated French writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, who wrote together under the nom de plume Boileau-Narcejac, are best known for such works as the novel D’ENTRE LES MORTS which inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958), the adaptation of Jean Redon’s novel LES YEUX SANS VISAGE into Georges Franju’s EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960), and the novel CELLE QUI N’ÉTAIT PLUS from which Henri-Georges Clouzot fashioned his cult classic DIABOLIQUE (1955). Chechik’s 1996 version of DIABOLIQUE, which recounts the story of the wife and mistress of a cruel schoolmaster who try to do him in, was a box office and critical disaster, despite the presence of actresses Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani and Chechik’s faithfulness to the original text. A case study in adaptation and remake; at the same time, perhaps due rehabilitation.”—PF (107 mins.)

DIABOLIQUE screens on Tuesday, May 21 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Literature Into Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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