September 29, 2014

Paris Shines Bright on the Silver Screen

An incredibly gray and rainy day got me thinking about cozying up on the couch with a good movie and a blanket. Two of my favorite films set in Paris came to mind as I began looking through my collection: “Paris, je t’aime” (2006) and “Midnight in Paris” (2011).

Paris, je t'aime film coverMidnight in Paris film cover

While perhaps not great masterpieces of our time, both are beautifully filmed and take us on a spectacular journey through the City of Light.

 A compilation of several short stories shot by different directors, “Paris, je t’aime” explores the various arrondissements through everything from mundane everyday scenarios to unexpected magical tales. 

Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” draws us in to the charming Paris of past, with dreamlike scenes bringing Owen Wilson’s modern-day character together with notable artists and writers from the 1920s.

In their own unique ways, both films do a remarkable job of shining a spotlight on the extraordinary beauty of Paris.

If you'd like to learn more about Paris' picturesque filming locations, click here.

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