Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Glimpse Into The Adultery Film

I haven't been around here lately because I have been busy writing a book on the adultery film.
The book will spotlight hundreds of films. Here are a few of the films that I have been examining lately.

I Accuse (1919)

A husband is suspicious of his wife's lover.

Taxi! (1932) 

Jimmy Cagney and Joan Blondell watch an adultery film.

Five and Ten (1931)

Cynara (1932) 

The adultery drama drives its lead characters to the highest states of emotion. Agony. Ecstasy. No feeling these characters convey is ever calm or temperate. A forbidden kiss can never be tender. A furtive meeting can never be casual.

How'd Ya Like That (1934) 

A jealous husband catches two men hiding in his showgirl wife's dressing room. 

Smarty (1934) 

Joan Blondell plays a flighty wife who is unable to remain faithful. 

Day of Wrath (1943)


Ossessione (1943) 

Ossessione is an Italian adaptation of James M. Cain's notorious novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice."  The adultery drama gives full measure to its protagonists by challenging their most vital moral values. 

I love Hollywood films, but it's refreshing to sometimes see a film that lacks the gloss, glitter and glamour of the standard Hollywood film.

Carrie (1952) 

The lovers cannot engage in open displays of affection in public. 

I Vitelloni (1953)

L'amant de Lady Chatterley (1955) 

The 400 Blows (1959) 

 A cheating wife is seen with her lover by her young son.

Dama s sobachkoj (1960) 

Adultery betrays the deepest and most sensitive of human relations. It is melodrama at its most tragic.

Darling (1965) 

The couple cannot to get away for an illicit outing without first making excuses to their respective partners. They make their hastily invented excuses by phone while intimately squeezed together in a phone booth. As shameless as they are, they giggle the whole time. 

The shallow lovers eventually come to grief in their relationship.

In the Mood for Love (2000) 

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