Monday, April 21, 2014

The Dreamers (2003)

dir. Bernardo Bertolucci

Matthew (Michael Pitt) walking toward the Palais de Chaillot – Pont d'Iéna, Paris, France.

The Palais de Chaillot.

The protest rally in front of the Cinémathèque Française where Matthew meets Théo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green) – Palais de Chaillot near Avenue Albert de Mun, Paris, France. In 1960s the Cinémathèque Française was located in the basement of the right wing of the Palais de Chaillot. The Cinémathèque has since then moved to 51 Rue de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

Matthew, Isabelle and Théo walking down the stairs – Rue Beethoven, Paris, France.

Matthew and his new friends walking toward the Passerelle Debilly – Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris, France.

Isabelle says that she was really born only when she saw Jean-Luc Godard's A bout de soufflePasserelle Debilly, Paris, France.

They are running toward Matthew’s hotel in the rain – Rue Malebranche at Rue Paillet, Paris, France

Isabelle and Théo’s parents' apartment – 1 Place Rio de Janeiro, Paris, France.

Matthew going to his hotel to get his things – Rue Malebranche at Rue Le Goff, Paris, France.

Matthew’s hotel – Hotel de Senlis, 7-9 Rue Malebranche, Paris, France.

Breaking the world record for running through the Louvre.

Students protesting at the university – Université Paris Descartes, 12 Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris, France

Isabelle and Matthew watching TV news in a store window – Place Alphonse Laveran at Rue du Val de Grâce, Paris, France.

They see a barricade in front of a church – Church of the Val-de-Grâce, 1 Place Alphonse Laveran, Paris, France

The street riot – 24 Avenue de Messine, Paris, France

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Midnight in Paris (2011)

dir. Woody Allen

Gil (Owen Wilson) and his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) kissing on the bridge – Claude Monet's Water Garden, Giverny, Eure, France. It's located across the road from Monet's house at 84 Rue Claude Monet.

Gil’s hotel – Hotel Le Bristol, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France.

Gil argues with Inez's friend Paul (Michael Sheen) – The Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, France.

Inez and her mother picking out a wedding ring – Chopard, 1 Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

Inez and her mother walking toward the Place Vendôme past the Hôtel de Vendôme – 1 Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

Paul argues with the tour guide (Carla Bruni) about Rodin's wife – Rodin Museum, 79 Rue de Varenne, Paris, France

Wine tasting on the rooftop – Hotel Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France.

Gil gets lost – Rue Mouffetard at Rue Édouard Quenu, Paris, France.

The church steps – Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church, Place de L’Abbé Basset, Paris, France. These steps are around the corner from the main entrance on the Rue Sainte-Geneviève that faces the Panthéon.

Gil sees a 1920s Peugeot at midnight – Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève at Place de L’Abbé Basset, Paris, France.

The party where Gil meets the Fitzgeralds – 53 Quai de Bourbon, Paris, France

The Bricktop club – 17 Rue Malebranche, Paris, France. The real Bricktop club was located at 66 Rue Pigalle in Montmartre but the street looks very different these days.

Gil meets Ernest Hemingway – Polidor, 41 Rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris, France. The Polidor is one of the most popular restaurants on the Left Bank. Its interior has basically unchanged since the late 19th century, and the style of cooking is mostly from that era. It was frequented by many famous artistic and literary figures such as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Antonin Artaud, Jack Kerouac, and Henry Miller.

The Laundromat that Gil later finds in Polidor's place – 16 Rue des Patriarches, Paris, France

The antique shop – 112 Boulevard de Courcelles, Paris, France.

Gil doesn’t want to get in the car and says he wants to walk in the rain – Boulevard de Courcelles at Rue Pierre le Grand, Paris, France. The church in the background is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at 12 Rue Daru.

Gertrude Stein’s (Kathy Bates) house – 15 Rue Malebranche, Paris, France. This is not the actual Gertrude Stein’s house at 27 rue de Fleurus.

The flea market – Le Marché Paul Bert, 96-110 Rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen, France.

The museum where Gil argues with Paul about paintings – Musée de l'Orangerie, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France. It’s located in the west corner of the Jardin des Tuileries next to the Place de la Concorde.

Gil walking with Adriana (Marion Cotillard) – 17 Place Dauphine, Paris, France.

Gil walking with Adriana in Montmartre – Rue du Chevalier-de-La-Barre, Paris, France. They’re walking east toward the Rue Lamarck, with the Sacré Coeur seen in the background.

Gil and Adriana walking along the street lined with prostitutes – Rue Duperré at Place Pigalle, Paris, France

Gil and Adriana see Zelda Fitzgerald (Allison Pill) contemplating suicide – Pont Neuf, Quai des Orfèvres, Paris, France.

The private detective agency – 18 Rue du Louvre, Paris, France. Apparently, this is a real detective agency.

Gil walking along the Seine – Quai des Orfèvres, Paris, France. The camera is looking toward the Quai des Grands Augustins and he’s walking west toward the Pont Neuf.

Booksellers on the banks of the Seine – Quai de Montebello, Paris, France.

Gil asks the tour guide (Carla Bruni) to translate a passage from Adriana’s memoirs – Square Jean-XXIII, Paris, France. It’s located behind the Notre Dame cathedral.

Gil walking with Adriana – the south side of Place Dauphine, Paris, France.

Gil and Adriana sitting at a restaurant – Restaurant Paul, 15 Place Dauphine, Paris, France

A mysterious coach takes them to the Belle Epoque – Maxim’s, 3 Rue Royale, Paris, France

Gil sitting in a street café – Café L'île de France, 59 Quai de la Tournelle, Paris, France.

The bookstore – Shakespeare and Company, 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris, France

Gil meets with Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) – Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France. They’re walking on the west side of the bridge and the camera is looking north toward the Grand Palais.