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.