Madame Du Barry Reviews

  • Aug 12, 2017

    Interesting German post-war spectacular, a pageant film directed by Lubitsch. A somewhat free interpretation of the French Revolution, where, as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the film "reduces the Revolution to a derivative of private passions". With outstanding actors of the period, brilliant Emil Jannings and Pola Negri. The last scene of DuBarry's execution and especially the shot of her severed head is particularly impressive.

    Interesting German post-war spectacular, a pageant film directed by Lubitsch. A somewhat free interpretation of the French Revolution, where, as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the film "reduces the Revolution to a derivative of private passions". With outstanding actors of the period, brilliant Emil Jannings and Pola Negri. The last scene of DuBarry's execution and especially the shot of her severed head is particularly impressive.