Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939) — (Movie Clip) King of Fools

The mob (led by Edmond O’Brien as Gringoire) is totally into naming Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) the King of Fools until dour Frollo (Cedric Hardwicke) intervenes in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1939.

Watch at TCM: Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939) — (Movie Clip) King of Fools

Molière Remembered as ‘Greatest Artist in History of French Theater’, Google Doodle Pays Tribute to French Actor and Playwright

Molière’s contribution is eternal in the sense that his work inspired future generations of comedians, in fearlessly calling out hypocrisy and making razor-sharp observations about the society and people in power. Molière Remembered as ‘Greatest Artist in History of French Theater’, Google Doodle Pays Tribute to French Actor and Playwright.

Molière is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and literature of any language. The writer’s works include comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets, and much more

Google Doodle description made a special mention of his satirical plays and wrote in tribute: “His satirical plays fearlessly lampooned human folly and blended ballet, music, and comedy into a new genre that transformed buffoonery into witty social critique.”

The reason why the doodle has been dedicated to the artist today is because on this day in 1673, Molière premiered his final play, Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), a three-act comédie-ballet satirizing the medical profession.

“Molière starred in the title role of Argan, a severe hypochondriac who tries to convince his daughter to forsake her true love and marry his doctor’s son, so as to save on medical bills. In classic Molière fashion, the play’s dialogue pushes his characters’ vices and pretensions to the point of absurdity,” mentioned the description.

The doodle is special considering that it gives a view into Molière’s most memorable scenes from The Imaginary Invalid and other classics like School for Wives, Don Juan, and The Miser. Molière’s contribution is eternal in the sense that his work inspired future generations of comedians, in fearlessly calling out hypocrisy and making razor-sharp observations about the society and people in power.

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A photographer from Caen wants to show the true face of the homeless

The photographer Florence Grall is currently exhibiting her portraits of SDF at Lux cinema, a pose before and after a makeover to change the look of these people that we sometimes meet every day in Caen.

Homeless Fixed to both faces is what wanted to show Florence Grall, photographer, she invited the homeless she met every day in the streets of Caen to pose for her before and after a day of makeover 

On the left, a woman with a hollow face, hidden under a cap and layers of big dark sweaters, ” there we are in front of Michelle , explains Florence Grall who visits us, Michelle is a little our mascot! the oldest she is 71 years old, when we offered her to spend the day with us she did not want and then we discovered that it was the day of her birthday “. In the picture on the right, Michelle is transformed into her green top , lipstick and pearl necklace, “Catherine the hairdresser really did a little grandmother’s hairstyle, with a styling we did makeup too. Michelle cried at the end of the day, adds Florence Grall, we all felt Michelle’s children during that day! 

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Michelle – Florence Grall – rights reserved

The idea of ​​the project was to show this dignity in everyone – Florence Grall, photographer

This day, Bruno, Guy, Cindy or Alain also participated. Fourteen men and women to whom Florence Grall the Caen photographer and her friends Continue reading “A photographer from Caen wants to show the true face of the homeless”