Cinéma Parisien

The ultimate Paris-film is not so famous and quite recent : Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities including American, British and French. The title translates as "Paris, I love you". The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The 21 directors include Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Nobuhiro Suwa, Alexander Payne, Tom Tykwer, Walter Salles and Gus Van Sant.The film gives a loving portrait of Paris.

The Eiffeltower played a major role in A view to a kill James Bond where there is a parachutejump from the tower and a pursuit that starts from the Pont Alexandre III in a bateaux-mouche.

The Pont Alexander III with its exuberant décor is known as the most beautiful bridge of Paris and can be seen in Anastasia with Ingrid Bergman, the sixth season of The Sopranos and in Ronin where Robert de Niro and Jean Reno have a deal under the bridge.

When the Walt Disney cartoon Anastasia came out in 1997, we were staying with our boys then 8 and 5 at our apartment Montmartre Studio-loft. We went together to the movie theatre on the Champs-Elyseés and had a great evening specially because the kids did recognize several places they had visited that day.

 

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