Danton, georges jacques 1759-1794 georges jacques danton was a moving force in the french revolution that saw france become one of the first countries to vacate the old and decaying institution of monarchy. According to author victor hugo and filmmaker abel gance, danton is considered one of the three gods of the french revolution alongside marat and robespierre. The best ones are la terreur et la vertu (1964), a tv-movie in two parts, and l'autrichienne (1989), about the trial of marie antoinette unfortunately, both are in french and neither has subtitles, but if you can understand spoken french, those are my first recommendations. For more about danton and the danton blu-ray release, see danton blu-ray review andrzej wajda's danton arrives on blu-ray courtesy of french during the second half of the film, there are a.
In any case, the review provides an interesting introduction to one of the main actors of the french revolution and it is difficult to mention danton without at least a passing reference to the award-winning, claustrophobic and very wordy wadja film , which i did not much like except for the casting of gerard depardieu in the title role. Danton is a 1970 bbc-tv television movie starring anthony hopkinsthe film is a dramatization of events during the french revolution. The film is based on the real-life story of georges danton (1759-1794), who played an important role in the revolution and who was guillotined by the state, along with many former heroes of the revolution, during robespierre's insane purge of the 1790s.
Georges danton was the titan of the french revolution, but like the girondins before him, he was too late in recognizing the need to stop the madness, the grinding of lives by the terror, and the excesses of the revolution they had unleashed on the hapless french people and, ultimately, the world. Admittedly intended primarily as a textbook, the french revolution and napoleonic era is a bare-bones, no-frills ((the generic title is a case in point)) history written in a clear if workmanlike prose--it's the kind of book that's good for the facts, but short on entertainment value. From an underrated french/polish collaboration directed by andrzej wajda, starring gerard depardieu wojciech pszoniak and angela winkler.
But director andrzej wajda, re-envisioning the french revolution as an outraged allegory after the soviets declared martial law in his native poland during 1980, relishes danton's earthiness and fallibility. The french revolution (1789-1799) quiz that tests what you know perfect prep for the french revolution (1789-1799) quizzes and tests you might have in school. Danton • 1983 • dir andrzej wajda • a french/polish co-production • the film begins in the spring of 1794 - during 'the terror' • seen as commentary on events in poland at the time this preview has intentionally blurred sections. Danton is a french language film that follows the last months of georges danton he was one of the leaders in the french revolution this film was adapted from a play in poland called the danton case gerard depardieu stars as the main character this film is an international production effort.
Film review by natalie hancock danton the film danton by andrej wajda is based on a play 'the danton affair' which was written in 1935 by polish playwright stanislawa przybyszweka. In his introduction to robespierre: virtue and terror, a collection of maximilien robespierre's speeches and writings during the french revolution, published in 2007 through verso press, slavoj žižek quotes the dictum 'every history is a history of the present. Maximillen robespierre and georges danton were born within a year of each other, both came from middle-class backgrounds, both became lawyers passionately opposed to the french monarchy, and both. The two poles of the french revolution were the passionate idealism of the republic and the utter finality of the guillotine danton finds itself comfortable at those two extremes and leaves the parts in the middle -- the facts, the issues, the minor personalities -- to the historians.
In this clip from the 1983 film danton (review | another | still another (pdf)), robespierre — who had long resisted denouncing danton, but did it with characteristic gusto once he committed to the course — turns the terrified convention against the title character. The film covers some of the key events that occurred during the early part of the french revolution and includes portrayals of some of the famous historical figures of the time. The french revolution was an enormous social reorganization affecting some twenty-five million people in france and countless others in regions as geographically distant as haiti. Andrzej wajda's danton engages the subject of the french revolution in a daring way the polish director took a very dim view of the events, a rather controversial perspective in france, where it was made, in 1983.
September 28, 1983, page 00019 the new york times archives compared to the massive scale of the russian revolution, the french revolution of 1789-95 seems almost to have been a chamber piece. The film tells upon the title role , danton (gerard depardieu) , confronting robespierre ( wojciech pszoniak ) during french revolution the film is based on real deeds , they are the following : danton(1759-1794) as lawyer participated in overthrowing of king louis xvi and the proclamation of the republic , being minister of justice in the. Danton (french pronunciation: ) is a 1983 french language film depicting the last weeks of georges danton, one of the leaders of the french revolutionit is an adaptation of the polish play the danton case by stanisława przybyszewska.