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The French Lieutenant's Woman


John Fowles' original novel The French Lieutenant's Woman was distinguished by a literary technique that involved telling a story of Victorian sexual and social oppression within the bounds of a 1970s viewpoint. How does one convey this time-frame dichotomy on film? The decision made by director [[Performer~P107921~Karel Reisz~karelreisz]] and [[Performer~P106552~Harold Pinter~haroldpinter]] was to frame Fowles' basic plot within a "modern" context of their own making. While we watch as Sarah...more