Monday, 6 January 2014

Made in Paris, or not

Sometimes the lazy days of summer allow you to watch some old movies on the tele. If the cricket isn't on, which is almost always it seems. 

Recently I caught a movie called Made in Paris. Starring the lovely Ann-Margaret, it is your typical girl goes to Paris, and finds fun, fashion and adventure before finding love kind of flick. 

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That covered British bobby hat has to be seen to be believed
it barely fits in the shot most of the time

Naturally I was intrigued, and expecting that it would indeed be made in Paris, and would feature lots of delightful Paris scenery to get me through the dated, silly script and acting. Like when I watched Funny Face in 2012. 

Sadly this was not to be. Made in Paris was most definitely not made in Paris. There was an occasional second or two of stock footage that didn't match the movie film, and an even rarer outside shot by an obvious painting of a Seine waterfront. 

The internal building shots were more convincing, although  "like other Pasternak films, Made in Paris, featured a lavish backlot version of a European locale, in this case Paris." Perhaps it passed as Paris in 1966, but it certainly doesn't now. 

Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog


Esme said...

This is rather disappointing-the cover does look slightly cheesy.

Paulita said...

That's too bad. I was getting excited about watching, but now I guess not. Great review and warning though. Thanks for playing along. Enjoy your summer weather. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Joy said...

I guess we'll just have to watch Funny Face again.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You just saved me a couple of hours. Thanks, Louise.