Its streets are postcard-perfect, its monuments and its dream-like atmosphere they have made of the capital of France is the perfect set for many filmmakers in the history of cinema.Film enthusiasts have the opportunity to visit Paris could not miss a themed tour, retracing the places made famous by the movies shot in this magical city. An opportunity of this type may be the ideal way to fully immerse yourself in the magic of paris, dusting off a bit of French grammar on sites designed ad hoc as Babbel, for example, or carving out some time to see in the original language, the films that we today.
The four hundred blows (1959), François Truffaut
The shooting of the most famous film of Truffaut, a manifesto of the Nouvelle Vague, took place almost all in Paris. Those who want to retrace the adventures of the young and restless, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) has to go, first of all, at number 4 rue Henri Monnier in the ninth arrondissement, where he lived with his parents, and then pass in front of the École Technique de photographie et de cinéma at number 85 rue de Vaugirard (where Antoine and his classmates run out of the row with the head master of the school), going finally to the cinema Astor of boulevard Montmartre.
Until the last breath (1960), Jean-Luc Godard
One of the most famous scenes of this film, Godard sees Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Patricia (Jean Seaberg) are sitting at the restaurant Le Select, at number 99 boulevard Montparnasse. The other cult scene is the stroll of the two along the Champs-Élysées. Little curiosity: the director has filmed the two actors with a camera placed on a bicycle.
Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim, 1962), François Truffaut
The film is set years in the scene and the most famous is the one in which Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre), both in love with Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), run with her on the Pont au Double, which crosses the Seine and connects the fourth and fifth district.
Moulin Rouge! (2001), Baz Luhrmann
The musical, which has as protagonists Satine (Nicole Kidman) and Christian (Ewan McGregor), is set in the area of the Moulin Rouge, the historic theatre of the cabarets of Paris. Fans of the film will be surprised, but the shooting occurred at the Fox Studios in Australia. Those who want to visit the “real” parisian cabaret must go to the red light district of Pigalle, in the eighteenth arrondissement.
The Dreamers (2003) Bernardo Bertolucci
One of the scenes and unforgettable film is that Isabelle (Eva Green), Theo (Luis Garrel) and Matthew (Michael Pitt) to run to the Louvre, holding hands, a direct quote of that shot from Godard’s Band à part (1964), where Odile (Anna Karina), Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) decide to visit the entire museum in less than 9 minutes and 45 seconds.
Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan
Between the various locations of this film from the exceptional cast (which won 4 academy awards in 2011) are, of course, to Paris: here you can visit the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, one of the attempts of the architecture of mind, Ariadne (Ellen Page), already made famous by the movie Last tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972).
Midnight in Paris (2011), Woody Allen