High and Low (Brow) – Series 3 Episode 6 – Filming the Unfilmmable
As always we follow a theme for each episode, with this one focusing on movies based on “unfilmmable novels”. First up for us is the Louis Malle film Zazie dans le métro which is based on the French novel Zazie in the Metro, which focused on the gripping subject of colloquialism in the French language. The film that completes this dynamic duo is the Michael Winterbottom film Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, which is based on the legendary British novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, which is considered one of the greatest humorous novels ever written. Will the film live pale in comparison? Will Zazie overcome the fact it’s French? And a french comedy at that?
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