DID YOU KNOW….
There was a novel and a movie called BEL AMI – and that is how the BEL AMI studio name came to be.
Bel Ami is French author Guy de Maupassant’s second novel, published in 1885. An English translation titled Bel ami, or, The history of a scoundrel: a novel appeared in 1903.
The BEL AMI story chronicles journalist Georges Duroy and his corrupt rise to power. He travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
The NEW Bel Ami movie will star euro hottie Robert Pattinson ( from the Twilight series). Pattinson will play the playboy Duroy who courts his friend’s wife (Uma Thurman) and eventually marries her. Filming has taken place across Europe, from London to Budapest. The movie will be out this year.
But back to OUR BEL AMI .
George Duroy is a Slovak native who took his pseudonym from the protagonist Georges Duroy in Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami.
George Duroy says, “ I first used the Bel Ami name in May 1991, but I started the company only in the fall of 1993 after shooting my first film, Tender Strangers.
Bel Ami was originally created as an American company and moved to Central Europe only after George W. Bush declared eradicating pornography to be one of his priorities. The whole company is still run according to the American regulations, and all the systems are in English. All the important employees are required to speak English; our COO is Australian and we have five American employees (another thirty are Czech, Slovak or Hungarian).”
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(The photo below is an artists rendition of Robert and his “talent” might look like!)