Is Paris Burning? [Import]
- Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 23, 2010
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Imports
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Charles Boyer, Daniel Gelin, Leslie Caron, Glenn Ford, Simone Signoret, Robert Stack, Claude Dauphin, Alain Delon, Gert Frobe, Jean-Pierre Cassel & Yves Montand|
|Directed by||Rene Clement|
|Edited by||Robert Lawrence|
|Screenwriting by||Claude Brule, Beate von Molo, Gore Vidal, Marcel Moussy, Francis Ford Coppola, Pierre Bost & Jean Aurenche|
|Composition by||Maurice Jarre|
|Cinematography by||Marcel Grignon|
|Art Direction by||Willy Holt|
|Produced by||Paul Graetz|
This epic World War II film focuses on the final days of the war, when the French attempted to liberate Paris, and the Nazis made a last-ditch effort to destroy the city before their retreat. Using a documentary style, the movie shows the Paris uprising, the German army's efforts to stop the French Resistance, the Allied troops' arrival in the city and their eventual victory over the Germans. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron, Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, and Anthony Perkins headline a star-studded cast. Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola were contributors to the screenplay. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.
- A co-production of Transcontinental Films and Marianne.
- Producer Paul Graetz died near the end of the film's production.
- Additional credits: Robert MacDonald and Paul Pollard (special effects).
- Seven writers worked on the film's script.
- The film was shown in German, French and English with subtitles during its original European release, but was shown in an all-English version in the United States.
- Shot in Panavision.
- The movie is in black and white, but ends with color shots of Paris after the war.
- Contains newsreel footage of General De Gaulle's triumphant walk down the Champs-Elysees.
- Copyright 1966 Marianne Productions.
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