The Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola

Director: William Dieterle, Irving Rapper Cast: Paul Muni, Gloria Holden
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The Life of Emile Zola 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MadMad_44 More than 1 year ago
This movie is great especially for literary, political science and history or human rights students. It is strong and direct. Written at a time of many workers' risings, it may feel dated for today blase, action and sex driven oriented audiences. Even if the acting is amazing, you can feel the period but it is a message piece and should be viewed with the time frame and political atmosphere in mind. In 1937 it must have indeed been an amazing movie, and it still has much strength. The Dreyfus Affair and the changing attitude of Zola towards it is exposed quite clearly while the class and behavior of Dreyfus is very realistically portrayed. However the list of Zola's books is not representative. (Maybe it was a concession to the Hollywood studios exigences). Altogether, I would highly recommend this film which carries human values still valid today.
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