Sunday, September 12, 2010

Madame Bovary - Claude Chabrol RIP

Claude Chabrol died today at the age of 80.

We remember him as the director of the controversial movie 'Madame Bovary' starring the erotic actress Isabelle Huppert.

Emma, a prosperous farmer's daughter, who marries a doctor, Charles Bovary .

He is a kind and gentle soul who adores her and wants nothing more than to make her happy. The problem is that he does not know how. Even Emma does not really know what would make her happy.

This is the story of Emma Bovary and her unhappy, wasted, shallow life. She is a woman who on the surface seems to have everything, an adoring, doting husband, a lovely, healthy daughter, an attractive well appointed home. Yet, she is unhappy. She loathes her husband, finding him pedantic and dull. She has little time for her daughter and seems to have little motherly instincts. What worldly goods she has never seem to ber enough.