Camille 2000

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Camille 2000
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Original film poster
Directed byRadley Metzger
Produced byRadley Metzger
Written byMichael de Forrest
StarringDanielle Gaubert
Nino Castelnuovo
Eleonora Rossi-Drago
Philippe Forquet
Roberto Bisacco
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyEnnio Guarnieri
Edited byHumphrey Wood
Amedeo Salfa
Production
company
Spear Productions
Distributed byAudubon Films
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageEnglish
Budget$500,000 (est)

Camille 2000 is a 1969 film based on the 1848 novel and 1852 play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. It was adapted by Michael DeForrest and directed by Radley Metzger. It stars Danièle Gaubert and Nino Castelnuovo with Eleonora Rossi Drago and Massimo Serato.

Plot[edit]

Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Camille 2000 opened in New York on July 16, 1969.[1]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, audiences relatively liked the film Camille 2000, at 68%, although critics panned the film with a 17% aggregated rating.[2] Roger Ebert was not impressed and gave the film a one-star review.[3] Yet, some critics found strengths in Camille 2000. Film critic Gary Morris noted that the film is "a breathless series of ultra-plush environments that resonate with Italian haute design of the period"[4] Critic Marcus Doidge referred to Camille 2000 as a "cult" favorite and noted the film "offered up way more drama than I expected from it. The story perfectly balances sex with drama and genuinely gives us a couple that are getting drawn closer and closer together, even when we know they would probably be better off apart at times".[5]

Notes[edit]

According to one film reviewer, Radley Metzger's films, including those made during the Golden Age of Porn (1969–1984), are noted for their "lavish design, witty screenplays, and a penchant for the unusual camera angle".[6] Another reviewer noted that his films were "highly artistic — and often cerebral ... and often featured gorgeous cinematography".[7] Film and audio works by Metzger have been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.[8][9][10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camille 2000". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Camille 2000 at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (October 28, 1969). "Camille 2000 Movie Review & Film Summary (1969)". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on January 10, 2007. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Morris, Gary (1998). "The Films of Radley Metzger". ImagesJournal.com. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Doidge, Marcus (February 11, 2013). "Camille 2000". DvdActive.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Gallagher, Steve (August 7, 2014). ""This is Softcore": The History of Radley Metzger". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Simpson, Claire (October 2, 2013). "Adults Only: 5 Films By Radley Metzger". WhatCulture.com. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  8. ^ Rist, Ray C. (January 4, 1974). Book - The Pornography Controversy: Changing Moral Standards in American Life. The Pornography Controversy: Changing Moral Standards in American Life. p. 124. ISBN 9781412838467. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Lehman, Peter (2006). Book - Pornography: Film and Culture. Pornography: Film and Culture. p. 9. ISBN 9780813538716. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Staff (2016). "Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - DadaBase Search Results - Radley Metzger". Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Staff (March 4, 2017). "Obituary Of The Righteous - The Porn Of The Fabulous 60s And 70s Loses One Of Its Pioneers And Masters: Radley Metzger - Photographer Of War, The MOMA Presents A Retrospective: His Erotic Films Made History - Video: 'Score', On The Relationships Of Couples Of The 70s, In An Uncensored Version". DagoSpia.com. Retrieved November 12, 2019.

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