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    Emma

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    Emma

    Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.

    The funny and heartwarming story of a young lady whose zeal, snobbishness and self-satisfaction lead to several errors in judgment.

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    Pride and prejudice

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    Pride and prejudice

    Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.

    A delightful novel about "how girls catch husbands."

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    Jane Eyre

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    Jane Eyre

    Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.

    One of the greatest love stories ever told, this is a tale of a young woman employed as a governess by a mysterious man in a house full of secrets.

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    The scarlet letter

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    The scarlet letter

    Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.

    Presents a recording of the novel which is set in the harsh Puritan environment of 17th century Boston. The scarlet letter describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter A for adultress embroidered on her dress.

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    Frankenstein

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    Frankenstein

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.

    Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret imparting life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the charnel-houses to construct a "human being", and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. The monster murders Frankenstein's brother and his bride, and flees. The doctor pursues his creation in order to destroy it, but dies himself in the attempt.

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    Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête

    Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

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    Cléo de 5 à 7

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    Cleo

    Cléo de 5 à 7

    A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer.

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    Une femme est une femme

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    Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman

    Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend.

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    Hiroshima mon amour

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    Hiroshima mon amour

    A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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    À nous la liberté

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    À nous la liberté

    A landmark film in early sound production this is a left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom works his way up from salesman to factory owner. He oversees a highly mechanised operation where the workers are reduced to mere automatons. Blackmailed over his past, he joins up with his old cellmate, and the pair take to the road as tramps. Frequently acknowledged as the inspiration for Chaplin's "Modern times".

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    Le grande illusion

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    Le grande illusion

    A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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    [My uncle]

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    [My uncle] Mon oncle

    A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.

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    Yojimbo

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    Yojimbo The bodyguard

    In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer.

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    A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer.

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    Richard III

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

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