Letter from an Unknown Woman
This volume includes a detailed transcription of the 1948 film, notes appended to the film's continuity script, a letter by Ophuls written during the film's editing, a biogaphical sketch of Ophuls, the text of Stefan Zweig's novella and a cross-section of memoirs and criticism of the film. It is the story of Lisa, a young girl who rejects the constricting life of her small town and family in order to dedicate her life to a musician, Stefan. The film has an elegant fin-de-siecle Viennese setting and stars Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan.
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Introduction The Production
A Biographical Howard Koch
Karen Hollinger Interview with Max Ophuls
The Continuity Script 30 Reviews and Commentaries
Ewig bin der Liebe Cluck 220 Filmography and Bibliography
A Thesis 237 19301955 265
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