An Interview with Michael Schuermann
Author of Guide Book Paris Movie Walks
This video interview originally appeared in Omeleturismo
Paris Movie Walks
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The door of the building where the marital home of Catherine Deneuve’s character in Luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour was supposed to be. A magnificently ornate but ultimately soulless piece of haut-bourgeois architecture on the Ave. de Messine near the . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: A Door To A Surreal Belle de Jour
The Sacre Coeur
Contrary to what many visitors believe, the Sacre Coeur is not very old. It was built after the 19th century French Cold Civil War. There are buildings in the United States that are far older than this Parisian landmark.
It is perched on a hill in Montmartre not unlike a garrison keeping an eye on all below it.
Its highest point is higher than the highest point of the Eiffel Tower.
Thus has it imposed itself as a symbol of Paris as much as La Dame de Fer and the Arc de Triomphe, always used for an establishing shot by every movie producer as the shortest way to tell viewers where the story . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: The Sacre Coeur: A Paris Signature
Venice 1610: Galileo finished refining a telescope he built to be able to observe the night sky. In the same year, he published his book The Starry Messenger where he shared his thoughts on what he had observed.
Rome 2011: With 500 lit candles, French artists Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, created “I Will Keep a Light Burning” to celebrate the 400th year anniversary of Galileo’s achievement. The candles were arranged to recreate the starry sky that Galileo observed through the telescope he painstakingly put together on the night of 14 April 1611.
This same work was reproduced for the Paris Nuit Blanche 2011 on October 1 at Square Louise Michel in Montmartre.
Here is our contribution to Budget Travelers Sandbox for Nancie’s Travel Photo Thursday. Why not get over there and see many more . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: I Will Keep A Light Burning!
Rue Cortot in Montmartre could be briefly seen in “Everyone Says I Love You”, the first film Woody Allen shot in Paris. An establishing shot was made implying his character’s second flat was located here. The interior shots, however, were taken in another apartment, higher up . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: Everyone Says I Love You in Rue Cortot