Cinema: The New Pictures, may 5, 1958

Rouge et Noir (Franco London: D.C.A.). Julien Sorel, hero of the famed novel known to English readers as The Red and the Black, has been called the Hamlet of materialism, the prototype of the split personality, the first modern man. Limits of the camera and requirements of commerce have persuaded Director Claude Autant-Lara (Devil in the Flesh, Game of Love) to vulgarize Stendhal's passionate parvenu as a sort of angry young man in grey flannel culottes, and to reduce his finely ironic portrait of a broken culture to an elegant but oppressively romantic...

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