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Australian Arts

Obscured by tattiness

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

A friend, with a lot more culture than your columnist, used to carry audio recordings of two works on her iPhone; Proust’s Recherche du Temps Perdu in its entirety read by the members of the Comédie-Française and The Three Musketeers. Well, no one has ever got very far with filming Proust – despite the very impressive screenplay Harold Pinter wrote for Joseph Losey and Raúl Ruiz’s pretty masterly version of the last volume, Le Temps retrouvé, which includes not only Catherine Deneuve as Odette but the great John Malkovich as that very grand but also unreachably French figure the Baron...

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