Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Bourne Identity (1988)

dir. Roger Young

This only covers the French part of the film. Some Paris sequences were actually filmed in Nice or even London.

Marie (Jaclyn Smith) calling her friend Peter – Place de l’Alma, Paris, France.

Marie and Jason Bourne (Richard Chamberlain) going into the Metro – Alma-Marceau metro station, Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, France.

Marie and Jason going to "the Sorbonne" – Palais de la Découverte, 1 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris, France. It's actually a science museum containing permanent exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, and featuring interactive experiments with commentaries by lecturers.

Carlos’s hideout – Château de Gourdon, Gourdon, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Marie goes to the ‘Bank Valois de Paris’ – Hotel Raphael, 17 Avenue Kléber, Paris, France.

Bourne accosts D'Armacourt (Philip Madoc) – 48 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, France.

Marie running from henchmen – Still searching for this location, it’s probably in Nice.

Bourne comes to the Bergeron boutique – 137 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France.

Bourne dines with Madame Jacqui (Jacqueline Pearce) – the Seine near the Pont d'Iéna, Paris, France.

Bourne and Marie see her picture in a newspaper – Rue Mascoinat, Nice, France.

Marie waiting while Bourne making a phone call – Quai de l’Archevêché, Ile de la Cité, Paris, France.

General Villiers’ (Anthony Quayle) house – 7 Avenue Velasquez, Paris, France. The building is actually home to the Musée Cernuschi specializing in Asian art.

The gate near the general’s house – Avenue Velasquez at Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, France.

Madame Jacqui is brought to meet with Carlos – Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, 2 Rue Alfred Mortier, Nice, France.

The general's party at "L'Arbalète" – The Belvedere, Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London W8, UK. It's a restaurant located in the adjoining former Summer Ballroom of Holland House.

Bourne and Marie talking with General Villiers in a park – Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London W8, UK

The shootout – Jardins du Trocadéro, Avenue des Nations Unis, Paris, France.

Bourne trying to warn D’Anjou (James Faulkner) – Esplanade du Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France.

Bourne and D’Anjou entering the Metro – Still searching for this location

Bourne calling Abbott (Donald Moffat) from a phone booth – Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

The cemetery – Cimetière du Château, Allée François Aragon, Nice, France. Some of Nice's most famous people are buried there, including film director Louis Feuillade, writer Gaston Leroux, actress Renée Saint-Cyr and Russian writer Alexander Herzen.

See also...


The Ipcress File

Marathon Man

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Conformist (1970)

Italian title: Il conformista
dir. Bernardo Bertolucci

Many thanks to Lois for taking additional pictures for me.

Marcello Clerici's (Jean-Louis Trintignant) hotel – Gare d'Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, France. It’s a former railway station and hotel, built in 1900. The station ceased to operate long time ago, and the hotel closed in 1973. The building reopened as the Musée d'Orsay in 1986. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in the world.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Paris, France. The bridge is featured more prominently in Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris.

Marcello on his way to visit his fiancée Giulia (Stefania Sandrelli) – Res Gestae Divi Augusti aka The Achievements of the Deified Augustus, Museum Ara Pacis Augustae, Lungotevere dei Mellini 35, Rome, Italy. The text is the funerary inscription of the Roman emperor, Augustus, giving a record of his life and accomplishments. The original, which has not survived, was engraved upon a pair of bronze pillars in front of Augustus' mausoleum. A protective building for the Altar was built during the Mussolini era in 1938 as part of the dictator’s efforts to glorify the Roman imperial past. A new cover building, designed by American architect Richard Meier, was erected on the site in 2006.

Marcello notices a black car following him – Via Giacino Albini at Viale Aurelio Saffi, Rome, Italy.

The car driving along – Viale Aurelio Saffi 87, Rome, Italy

Marcello hides from the pursuer in a palazzo – Via Ugo Bassi 1, Rome, Italy.

Agent Manganiello (Gastone Moschin) follows Marcello’s to his mother’s villa – Via Pinciana 35, Rome, Italy. The villa itself has since been demolished but one of the gateposts still remains.

Marcello and his mother visiting his father in a mental asylum – Palazzo dei Ricevimenti e dei Congressi dell’EUR, Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rome, Italy.

Kids beat up young Marcello – Villa Celimontana, Via Navicella, Rome, Italy

Chauffeur Lino (Pierre Clémenti) tries to seduce young Marcello – Villa Miani, Via Trionfale 151, Rome, Italy.

Marcello comes to a seaside villa to receive instructions from the Colonel – Still searching for this location. According to the film, it's supposed to be in Ventimiglia.

Giulia tells Marcello she wants to go up the Eiffel Tower – Esplanade du Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France.

Anna Quadri (Dominique Sanda) and Giulia go shopping – 15 Avenue Matignon, Paris, France. The building façade has since been slightly remodeled.

Marcello spying on Anna and Giulia in a square – Square Louis XVI, Paris, France.

The dance hall – 20 Quai de Polangis, Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, France

The assassination of the Quadris – Via Secchia e del Bicchiere, Abetone, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.

Marcello and his friend Italo (José Quaglio) see people celebrating Mussolini’s downfall – Ponte Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy.

Marcello meets Lino again – Teatro di Marcello aka Theatre of Marcellus, Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy. It’s an ancient open-air theatre built in 13 BC. Now the upper portion of the theater is divided into multiple apartments, and its surroundings are used as a venue for summer concerts.

See also...


Last Tango in Paris

The Dreamers