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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Paris Qui Dort (1925) - part1 - René Clair -

This time i wanted to dedicate the next 24 frames to a short movie by Rene Clair named Paris Qui Dort.

Made in 1925, it is one of the most poetic movie made from the avant-garde of the french cinema in the Twenties, also know as "Le Cinema Pur". I chose to select certain frames to make up another movie based on what moves me most in Paris Qui Dort.
But first of all, i have to say that this one is the exception to my rule of focusing this blog on out of print & rare movies because
1 - you could find it recently (2002) on a Criterion DVD as a bonus to the first full-length movie of Rene Clair : Sous Les Toits De Paris.
2 - You could also strangely find it on another DVD still as a bonus to The Bells (1926) a gothic melodrama by James Young !! released in 2000.
As i think many of you won't buy these DVD only to see this short movie, i thought i have to do this because Paris Qui Dort needs to be seen by everyone interesting in Cinema as Art. Then, buy the Criterion edition because if Sous Les Toits De Paris is more conventional it is still one of the great french movie of the Thirties and highly influential to the "Realisme Poetique".
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This was the first 12 frames i'll post of this movie.
Next time you'll see the last 12.
In the meantime, any comments will be appreciated.

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