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Movies featuring Paris and French countryside?

Movies featuring Paris and French countryside?

Jun 18th, 2002, 06:32 AM
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jeanne
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Movies featuring Paris and French countryside?

I know, I know. There must have been many posts on this topic, but I searched under "film" and "movie(s)" and did not find anything.

I'm going to rent "Until September" again this weekend. Sigh...very romantic.
Then, of course, there's "A Man and a Woman", the most romantic movie ever made.

Please name some others with scenes of Paris. I'm going in the Fall and love to see beautiful movie shots of the place I'm going.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 06:37 AM
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French kiss, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Klyne. featuring Paris, countryside and Nice.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 06:40 AM
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Try Moulin Rouge and Le Chocolat Chocolatehttp://www.bacfilms.com/chocolat/

Although a bit unconventional they both have great "French" ambiance.

Lily
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 06:53 AM
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gigi, french connection, femme nikita, manon of the spring, my mother's castle fanny, horseman on the roof, a man and a woman, umbrellas of Cherberg, all truffauts films including the cult classic , breathless, all Rohmers films,chocolate, amelie, purple noon, (the original talented mr. ripley but photographed in france)when the cat's away, belle de jour, jean de florette, my father's glory, rififi, tall blond man with one black shoe, vagabond, baker's wife, jules and jim, and so many others!
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 06:53 AM
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Diva, of course, and La Balance (try and get subtitled versions, not dubbed). The Meryl Streep movie Plenty--an interesting story with some beautiful French scenery mixed in and at the end. Frantic, with Harrison Ford. A View to a Kill is one of the lamer James Bond movies, but does have lots of Paris scenes, including the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.
A little known but entertaining movie (it was in theatres about three days)with great scenes of Berlin and Paris is Company Business, starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Although it's TV, not the movies, the Year in Provence mini-series (starring the late John Thaw) is available on video and is very scenic as well as fun to watch.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 06:54 AM
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Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring for the countryside of Provence.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 07:24 AM
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Love in The Afternoon.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 07:27 AM
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Sue
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Recently, Amelie, and currently, The Bourne Identity.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 08:05 AM
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Joanne
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And the "previous" Bourne Identity with Jacklyn Smith and Richard Chamberlain had some interesting scenes.

Will they ever write any original scripts, or must we continue to endure remake after remake, some of which are awful!

j
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 08:13 AM
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Eric Rohmer's "Rendezvous in Paris", a trio of vignettes about chance meetings of lovers in the City of Light.

 
Jun 18th, 2002, 08:51 AM
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Some oldies to look out for:
Day for Night
Pardon Mon Affaire (I & II)
and my personal fave -- French Postcards.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:25 AM
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Hi Jeanne, mountaineer here. I was going to say Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, but cmt beat me to it. They are beautiful (and sad) movies about Provence.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:28 AM
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Oops - forgot It Takes a Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly (French Riviera).
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:37 AM
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Hey, Lynn! "Charade" and "It takes a Thief"...I'd forgotten those two...both old favorites. Have you seen "Until September"? A sweet little romance (he's gorgeous!) with a bittersweet twist. LOTS of good French scenes.

Thanks everyone, some great titles here.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 10:49 AM
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The absolute best movies (based on your criteria) ? :

1. " La gloire de mon pere" (My father's glory), and the second part,

2. "La Maison de ma mere " (My mother's castle),

both by Marcel _______. (forgot his last name ! Famous director)

Really charming and very beautiful movies about his family life growing up in Provence. You'll want to watch them again and again.

Also, 'Jean de Florette' and 'Manon de source', as previously mentioned.

All in French with English subtitles.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 11:03 AM
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Sundays and Cybel, reaching back a few years. There are so many others.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 11:06 AM
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As an additional question, I have the film 'A Year In Provence'. Can anyone tell me the villages it was filmed in. I know Peter Mayle lived in Menerbes which I visited last summer, I actually saw the 'Cafe De Progress', but did the goat race take place in Rousillon etc?

Thanks Buzzy
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 03:04 PM
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Jeanne,

Another movie that comes to mind.

"Place Vendome," 1998, starring Catherine Deneuve. Filmed in Paris.



Coco (a Catherin Deneuve fan)
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 03:17 PM
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correction: in my list above Goddard did "breathless" and like trouffaut, I commend all of their new wave films. All the early Jean Seaburg films like "Bonjour Tristesse"
 

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