Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Othello (1952)

dir. Orson Welles

This only covers the Venice locations of the film. The rest was filmed in Essaouira, Safi and El Jadida in Morocco, and in Viterbo, Italy.
Many thanks to Lois for taking some of these pictures for me.

Desdemona’s (Suzanne Cloutier) house – Palazzo Contarini Fasan, San Marco, Venice, Italy. It’s located on the Grand Canal just across the Santa Maria della Salute church.

The back of Desdemona’s house with the external spiral staircase – Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, San Marco, Venice, Italy.

Othello (Orson Welles) and Desdemona’s secret wedding – Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

Othello’s house – Ca' d’Oro, Grand Canal, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

"There came messengers in haste to the senate" – Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) courtyard, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Officers searching the town for Othello – Ponte della Paglia, Riva degli Sciavoni near the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

The senate’s staircase – Scala dei Giganti, Palazzo Ducale, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Brabantio (Hilton Edwards) tells Othello that Desdemona has deceived her father and may deceive him too – south side of Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Othello asking Iago (Micheal MacLiammoir) to take care of Desdemona and to bring her to Cyprus – Piazzetta San Marco by the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bob le Flambeur (1956)

AKA Bob the Gambler
dir. Jean-Pierre Melville

This only covers the Parisian part of the film. The casino robbery was filmed in and around the Casino Barrière, 2 Rue Edmond Blanc, Deauville, France.
Many thanks to Lois for taking the pictures for me.

"Montmartre is heaven…" – Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France.

"… and hell." – Pigalle metro station, Place Pigalle, Paris, France.

The introduction of Anne (Isabelle Corey) – Place Pigalle at Rue Frochot, Paris, France.

Bob Montagné (Roger Duchesne) leaving the gambling place – Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle looking toward Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Bob crossing the street – Place Pigalle at Rue Frochot, Paris, France.

An American sailor picks up Anne – Place Pigalle at Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Police inspector Ledru (Guy Decomble) invites Bob for a ride – 19 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Bob going to the bar "Le Carpeaux" – 6 Place Jacques Froment, Paris, France.

Bob meets with Paulo (Daniel Cauchy) – Pile ou Face, 4 Rue de Douai, Paris, France.

The police station (of a non-existent 21st arrondissement) – 25 bis rue Jenner, Paris, France. It was actually the entrance to Melville's film studio that has since been demolished.

Bob drives out – Garage Junot, 31 Avenue Junot, Paris, France.

Anne comes out of the hotel where she spent the night – Still searching for this location

Bob driving with Anne – Carmel de Montmartre, 34 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France.

Bob’s apartment – 36 Avenue Junot, Paris, France.

Bob showing Anne the house where he was born – Rue Gustave Mesureur, Paris, France. The area has since been replanned and the street no longer exists. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for pointing out this location.

Paulo comes to see Bob at the bar – Pile ou Face, 4 Rue de Douai, Paris, France.

Paulo and Anne coming out of "Les Naturistes" cabaret – 1 Place Pigalle, Paris, France.

Bob comes to "Le Balto" – Still searching for this location

The Brasserie "Le Junot" – Still searching for this location

The croupier Jean (Claude Cerval) hands over the casino plans to Roger (André Garet) – Square Carpeaux, Paris, France.

Jean picking a gift for his wife – 273 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France.

Roger asking about Marc the informer (Gérard Buhr) at "Le Carpeaux" – 6 Place Jacques Froment, Paris, France. The view from the bar shows the entrance to the Hospital Bretonneau.

The bar where Paulo kills Marc – Still searching for this location

The night club where Anne works – Pigalle (now closed), 22 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Inspector Ledru talking to Bob in a Chinese restaurant – 6 Rue de Douai, Paris, France. It's a Japanese restaurant now.