Since the release of the new Woodie Allen movie, Midnight in Paris, I’ve been thinking of the movies I’ve seen that were set there.
Here’s my list:
- The Day of the Jackal (Edward Fox) 1973
- A View to a Kill (Roger Moore, Christopher Walken) 1985
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Michael Caine, Steve Martin) 1988
- Frantic (Harrison Ford) 1988
- Dangerous Liaisons (Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Malcovich) 1988
- Valmont (Colin Firth, Annette Benning) 1989
- The Bourne Identity (Matt Damon) 2000
- Chocolat (Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche) 2000
- Amélie (Audrey Tautou) 2001
- Le Divorce (Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts) 2003
- The Truth About Charlie (Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton) 2003
- Something’s Gotta Give (Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Kneau Reeves) 2003
- The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway) 2006
Watching some of these movies – Valmont, Dangerous Liaisons, Chocolat and Something’s Gotta Give come to mind, really gives you a good feel for Paris. It’s also great to see a scene in a place you been to, like Roger Moore’s James Bond at the Eiffel Tower or at the Pont Alexandre.
I can’t wait to see how Midnight in Paris compares or what places I recognize.
6 comments on “Set in Paris”
I have a couple to contribute to your list. Forget Paris staring Billy Crystal and Debra Winger; Taken with Liam Neeson; The Da Vinci Code, Tom Hanks.; Gigi with Leslie Caron; Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman; Le Feeme Nikita; Anne Parillaud; Femme Fatale, Rebecca Romijn, Antonia Banderas; Green Card, Gérard Depardieu, Andie MaCdowall; Last Tango in Paris, Marlon Brando; The Transporter, Jason Statham; Just saw this on cable few months ago..The Man in the Iron Mask, Leo diCaprio, Jeremy Irons, Gabriel Byrne, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich
OMG, Juds, thank you. I completely forgot about those!!!
Of course, Last Tango in Paris is a classic. And The Transporter, how did I forget that? Green Card — totally forgot it too. Thanks for reminding me.
I realize now that I also forgot Manon of the Spring, Jean de Florette, Camille Claudel, a Man and a Woman, Belle du Jour, the Umbrellas of Cherbourg, the Last Metro and a few more.
Thanks! I need to make another list.
But you’ve missed an all-time classic – The Aristocats!
I did the list from memory and, as you can see, it isn’t that good. Hahahahaha!!!
Ah, so romantic and majestic. I’m not surprised. Which one did you see?
I realized I missed another one – A View to a Kill. It’s a Bond movie with Christopher Walken as the bad guy. There was a beautiful scene in the restaurant on the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower then with Bond chasing one of Walken’s people down the tower. It’s always lovely to see a place in a movie or on television that you’ve seen.
There’s Netflix – very convenient. You can watch from your computer.
Paris is a majestic and romantic city that evokes a welcoming feeling. Its no wonder that so many great movies are set here. Sadly I have only watched one movie on your list. But perhaps, I should make time for more.
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