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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:23 AM
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Location in France of Movie Chocolat??

Does anyone know where Chocolat was filmed? I was not quick enough to read and remember the location. Thank you.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:28 AM
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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, not far from Dijon, apparently. While it may appear that the location ressembles the Dordogne (and it has been said that some river scenes were filmed there), this is in Burgundy.

More on this on other threads here.

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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:28 AM
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I believe it was Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:41 AM
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The river scenes were filmed in and near Beynac, in the Dordogne. The bulk of the film was shot in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, in Burgundy.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:55 AM
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There is not other site that could get a faster and better response. Thank you all. You are the best.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 06:47 PM
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And if the search function worked better, you could get an even quicker answer as this same thread was discussed at length a month or so ago, but I tried to bring it up once and couldn't find it at all! I know the river scenes were filmed near Beynac and I suppose that nightime garden birthday party was filmed there as well. That house just couldn't have been in Burgundy.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 07:10 PM
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I know the river scenes were filmed near Beynac and I suppose that nightime <<rden birthday party was filmed there as well. That house just couldn't have been in Burgundy. >


No, as was discussed in that previous thread, the architecture of the Dordogne and that of Burgundy are, as in all of France, extremely different, and if one looked closely one could tell which scenes were filmed where. The night-time dinner party was filmed at a house in Beynac. It's classic Dordogne architecture - interior and exterior. Funny how radically different the architecture was between the two locationsand how sure the director must have been that audiences wouldn't notice these kinds of details.
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 08:12 PM
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Putting them together - - even if only briefly...
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 08:18 PM
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I agree totally. Oddly enough I saw the movie the day after the first post about this subject appeared here. I went with the understanding that it was all filmed in Burgundy, but was so distracted by those scenes especially the birthday party, that I could hardly enjoy the movie. I just kept thinking, "those Fodorites must be totally wrong". I watched through the entire credits and saw the credit for Beynac and then knew that I was right. Of course, by the time I got back to this site, someone else had already revealed that some of the scenes were indeed filmed in the Dordogne, so I didn't get my chance to gloat! And to St. Cirq, yes, isn't it funny that a director can go to such great detail and then "screw up" on a point like that. Did he really think that no one would know the difference? Sort of like watching a movie where two people are walking out of St. Peter's in Rome and within one minute of their conversation you see the Colliseum or the Spanish Steps in the background. Either they're very fast walkers, or somebody's been rearranging Rome!
 
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Mar 27th, 2001, 08:29 PM
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So now we have two threads - - all about this ONE movie - - discussing the same thing. Isn't this a perfect example of how we NEED "click-on" timestamps? Patrick, surely you must see how it would be valuable to reference one thread inside another. This two threads will diverge again, but they wouldn't have to. does anyone ever write to fodors.com and plead with them to make some progress on developing a better way to find threads?

Patrick, have you written?

Here's my (often previously used) postscript. I've been thinking lately that I ought to modify it to ask that there is some kind of cc: - - or post here - - for those who DO join in on this "campaign".

Postscript: If this forum had an easier way to locate and direct readers to a specific (previous) posting by a unique identifier (timestamp), it would not be necessary to top (and repeat) information so tediously. This is my new crusade, and I am thinking about adding this postscript (when applicable) to every new reply I make here. If you agree with me, then please write to Danny Mangin or David Downing - - [email protected] - - and encourage them to move forward with this improvement (and any others they have up their sleeves) to this best-on-the-web travel forum!
 
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Mar 28th, 2001, 06:53 PM
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Actually, Rex, I have written, basically copying your message, but I've never heard anything. I've contacted the editors four or five times, twice specifically asking for replies to problems and questions, and once with a polite complaint about one of the hosted forums which I thought was the poorest example of "helpful" information ever given by an "expert". I have never received a reply from the editors. And how did you ever find that old post? I tried searches every way I could think of, and it never came up.
 
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Mar 28th, 2001, 07:09 PM
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This is an untested theory, Patrick (in fact I know it doesn't REALLY work - - but it does seem to help improve search results) - - and I only started testing it a few days ago.

When you do a search, highlight EVERY country in the box that says "hold control key to click more than one".

I think MAYBE, maybe - - this imcreases search performance. But it still doesn't work well nor predictably.

And thanks for writing, even if they never did respond.
 
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Mar 28th, 2001, 07:13 PM
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And to St. Cirq, yes, isn't it funny that a director can go to such great detail and then "screw up" on a point like that. Did he really think that no one would know the difference? Sort of <<like watching a movie where two people are walking out of St. Peter's in Rome and within one minute of their conversation you see the Colliseum or the Spanish Steps in the background. Either they're very fast walkers, or somebody's been rearranging Rome! >

Well said, though
 
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