February 28, 2008

Cyrano de Bergerac: Le Nez (The Famous Nose Scene)

Cyrano de Bergerac is a brilliant, tragic tale, a fictionalized account of a real man. Exaggerated, poeticized, and well-edited hyperbolic bio-play, is great literature.

Below is my favorite scene, with Gérard Depardieu as Cyrano, in which Cyrano is insulted by the other's weak acknowledgement of his nose's size and greater attributes. Angry, Cyrano taunts him with self-deprecatory remarks about his nose, in rhyme (often rhyming alexandrines).

Cyrano de Bergerac - Le nez
Acte 1, scène 4 du film Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

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