Friday, August 29, 2014

Femme Fatale (2002)

dir. Brian De Palma

Many thanks to Lois for taking additional pictures for me.

Laura (Rebecca Romijn) participates in a diamond heist at the Cannes Film Festival – Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Nicolas Bardo's (Antonio Banderas) apartment – 11 Rue d'Eupatoria, Paris, France.

The church – Notre Dame de la Croix, 3 Place de Ménilmontant, Paris, France.

Laura goes to a hotel – Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel, BP 35051 Tremblay en France, Tremblay en France, Roissy, France.

The American embassy – 7 Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, Paris, France. The real embassy is located at Rue Gabriel.

The embassy chief of security (Greg Henry) calls Nicolas – Place François 1er, Paris, France.

The café "Le Paradis" – 5 Rue Julien Lacroix, Paris, France. This is actually a bakery.

Laura’s accomplice Veronica (Rie Rasmussen) walks into an ambush – 40 Rue Étienne Dolet, Paris, France.

A truck is coming from around the corner – Rue Étienne Dolet at Rue Julien Lacroix, Paris, France.

Laura goes to buy a gun – 50 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Nicolas watching Laura from across the street – 33b Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Nicolas is arrested by the police – 43 Rue des Marmonites, Paris, France.

Laura and Nicolas waiting for the American ambassador (Peter Coyote) to deliver the ransom – Passerelle Debilly, Paris, France.

Lily’s house – Still searching for this location

The finale – Rue Julien Lacroix at Rue Étienne Dolet, Paris, France.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Charade (1963)

dir. Stanley Donen

Many thanks to Lois for taking additional pictures for me.

Reggie Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) meets 'Peter Joshua' (Cary Grant) at the ski resort – Résidence Maeva Le Mont d'Arbois, 117 Chemin de la Rocaille, Megève, Haute-Savoie, France.

Reggie finds her apartment empty – 5 Avenue Velasquez, Paris, France.

Reggie and Peter watching a puppet show – Théatre Vrai Guignolet, Rond Point des Champs Elysées, Paris, France.

Reggie and Peter’s hotel – 24 Rue Censier, Paris, France.

Reggie walking with Mr. Bartholomew (Walter Matthau) – Les Halles, near Rue Coquillière at Rue du Jour, Paris, France. The old Les Halles market that was demolished in the early 1970s and replaced with an underground modern shopping complex, the Forum des Halles.

Reggie leads on a hapless tourist – 107 Rue Monge, Paris, France. This is on the Rue Censier side.

Reggie following Peter – Rue Censier at Rue Monge, Paris, France.

The American Express office – 11 Rue Scribe, Paris, France.

Reggie and Peter walking along the Seine – Pont au Double, Quai de Montebello, Paris, France.

"Look at this! How did it get in there?" – Notre Dame de Paris as seen from Quai de Montebello, Paris, France.

Reggie and Peter’s bateau-mouche ride on the Seine – between the Pont d’Arcole and Pont Notre-Dame, Paris, France.

The E.U.R.E.S.C.O. building – UNESCO Headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France.

The stamps market – Rond Point des Champs Elysées, Paris, France.

‘Peter’ aka ‘Adam’ chases after Tex (James Coburn) – Avenue Matignon at Rue de Ponthieu, Paris, France.

Reggie rushes to ‘St. Jacques’ metro station – Rue Censier at Rue de Mirbel, Paris, France. The metro sign was just a prop put up for the filming since the real St. Jacques station is located on Boulevard Saint-Jacques.

The St. Jacques station interior – Varenne metro station, Boulevard des Invalides, Paris, France. The real St. Jacques station has an open platform.

Reggie coming out of the Metro – Palais Royal metro station, Place Colette, Paris, France. The entrance was redesigned in 2000. The bizarre structure is called "Kiosque des noctambules" (Kiosk of the night-walkers.)

Reggie is caught out in the open between ‘Mr. Batholomew’ and ‘Adam’ – Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris, France.

The final confrontation – Comédie-Française, 1 Place Colette, Paris, France

The American Embassy – 2 Avenue Gabriel, Paris, France. This is the real embassy, it’s heavily guarded, and it’s not allowed to take pictures even from the outside.

See also...


How to Steal a Million

Family Plot