Friday, January 14, 2011

Bel Ami or The History of a Scoundrel by Guy De Maupassant - movie with Robert Pattinson

The novel Bel Ami's main character, Georges Duroy is unbelievable. The lengths to which he goes with these upper middle class women to get to his selfish end is unbelievable.

He apparently doesn't care if they are married or if he is in a marriage.

This novel takes place in Paris during the early 1900s, in the upper-middle class environment. He on the other hand comes from a poor country background.

His womanizing rises him to the upper class society, which makes him a true scoundrel.

All in all, I enjoyed reading about his escapades & can't wait to see the film version coming out hopefully this year.

Georges Duroy will be played by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. His co-stars will be Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Movie release date: May 12, 2011

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  1. I don't want to sound like a crazy teenager (ok maybe I do lol), but just hearing that Robert Pattinson is in it, makes me 1)want to read the book 2)watch the movie. I think he is pretty dreamy. (sigh ahhhhhh)

    His character sounds a little unlikeable, though. Sounds like it made for an interesting read.

  2. Rane - I know I took the book out of the library to read just because I heard he was going to be in an upcoming movie version. It's going to be some part for him to play.

  3. You've been awarded!

  4. Cat the Librarian,

    Thanks! for the award