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Best movies featuring the sights and sounds of Paris?

Best movies featuring the sights and sounds of Paris?

May 18th, 2004, 12:05 PM
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Best movies featuring the sights and sounds of Paris?

My wife and I leave for Paris in 3 days!!! Tonight I want to settle down with a movie to get us psyched for our time there, any suggestions on movies with good screen time for Paris? So far, we have seen "The Lovers of Pont Neuf," "Le Divorce" (Le Terrible!), and "French Kiss." Any other suggestions?

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May 18th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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"Until September", a 1984 movie with Karen Allen and Thierry L'Hermitte.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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Ronin, Breathless, The Man who loved Women, 400 Blows, Last Tango in Paris,
Amelie, When the cat's away, The Professinal, The Samarai, la Femme Nikita, A woman is a woman, Elevator to the Gallows, Zazie in the Metro, Rendezvous in Paris, Love on the run,
The Dreamers, Gigi, Charade.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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Cigale makes me want to rent ALL of those films and watch them again

bcoover, I thought Le Divorce was Le Terrible too but loved French Kiss!

The Bourne Identity has some Paris footage ..

You will have such a wonderful time in Paris~Bon Voyage~
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May 18th, 2004, 12:33 PM
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For Paris, go Roman...Roman Polanski, that is.

I'd highly recommend his 1988 thriller Frantic, starring Harrison Ford and Polanski's very sexy wife, Emmanuelle Seigner. John Mahoney, from TV's Frasier, also has a role, a small one, in the film.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:34 PM
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AMELIE the story of AMELIE POULAIN. Lovely lovely views of Sacre Coeur and of Paris...
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May 18th, 2004, 12:35 PM
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I think Amalie was my favorite for getting in a French mood. There's a new movie out called Monsieur Ibrahim, which takes place in Paris in the 60s that sounds interesting. Omar Sharif is in it.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Wonderful film, Grasshopper, Sharif has a few more films in the works after a long hiatus.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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Well, since we are talking about Videos here, how about The Dinner Game?
I second Frantic ( hi capo~)
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May 18th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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The Day of the Jackel.
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May 18th, 2004, 12:45 PM
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OOO! Scarlett, I've seen that maybe three time.(Frantic)
What was the name of the one with Wayne Rogers and Gain Hunnicut?
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May 18th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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For anyone with the time, PBS University is re-running the wonderful French in Action series, most of which is set in Paris.

An oldie but goodie for Paris (and France in general) is the Gene Kelly "The Three Musketeers."
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May 18th, 2004, 01:12 PM
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cigalechanta,

I think it was Once In Paris - not really my cup of tea (should that be tasse de the?) but I agree it did show the city off beautifully.

I would either go along with Batuffolina's vote for Amelie or Diva, which also has a beautifully haunting theme song.

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May 18th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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"Ronin".
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May 18th, 2004, 01:21 PM
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altho there are just a few scenes of Paris in it, I like Sabrina - the newer version. The beginning where she is in Paris with the sights and sounds are nostalgic and the very end scene when she returns made me feel like the apartment was just down from the hotel we stayed in.
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May 18th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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DIVA - one of my all-time faves
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May 18th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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Window to Paris (I think that's the title)about a Russian family whose Moscow apartment has a magic window that opens to Paris.
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May 18th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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La Meme Chanson , Same Old Song, with subtitles, several love stories, subplots, Paris, and singing. Great fun.
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May 18th, 2004, 04:54 PM
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I loved the movie - Until September. What about Sabrina?

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May 18th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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Too bad you're going in 3 days. If later, you can go watch "Before Sunset" in the theater. The original "Before Sunrise" was excellent in depicting Vienna, so I'm sure the new one will be excellent for Paris.
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