The Amazing Monsieur Fabre

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

This tame biography of the great French entomologist Fabre shows how his fascination with the insect world made him a recluse. He even refused to tutor the son of Napoleon III because such work would detract from his obsessive studies. The depiction of Fabre's sedentary life is both uninspiring and tedious, but the incredible views of the insect world are...read more

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This tame biography of the great French entomologist Fabre shows how his fascination with the insect world made him a recluse. He even refused to tutor the son of Napoleon III because such work would detract from his obsessive studies. The depiction of Fabre's sedentary life is both

uninspiring and tedious, but the incredible views of the insect world are fascinating, showing black and red ants warring, the defeated black ants committing suicide rather than becoming slaves, two male scorpions battling to the death over a female who kills the winner after mating with him, the

worlds of spiders, centipedes, and flies--all presented in microscopic wonder.

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