L'enfant sauvage

L'enfant sauvage

The wild child

DVD - 2001 | French
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Follows the capture of a young boy found living like an animal in the forest. Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard of the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Paris, believes the child can be transformed into a civilized being. The doctor removes the boy from the institute into his own home. The boy, named Victor, is divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001
ISBN: 9780792850380
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign ENFANT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 25 min.) : sound, black and white, Dolby processed ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Wild child


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Dec 27, 2016

"The Wild Child" was shot by cinematographer Nestor Almendros in 1970.
Later, Terrence Malick viewed this film, and as a result, wanted to work with Nestor on "Days of Heaven" in 1978.
Conversely, Nestor had been a big admirer of Malick's first film, "Badlands."


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