Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Old Hollywood in Paris




Note: one of my favorite things about Paris

They show old movies at the cinemas here. Last weekend we went to
see "Indéscretions" at a theater in the 5th arrondissement of Paris,
not far from the Place Monge and the Rue Mouffetard. That was the
french name for it--we know it as "The Philadelphia Story" with
Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Dr. B and I love Cary Grant, and
this was a great movie.

The french are movie lovers, and very courteous movie goers as well.
No one talks during the show, and they are very quiet with their food
(of which there is no popcorn--one of the few things I absolutely
cannot find here.) The theater for this show was very small, but
comfortable, and the film was a part of a series of Cary Grant films
they were showing. Every week, you pick up the Pariscope at a
kiosque for 40 centimes (it's the size of a TV Guide and lists
concerts, movies, plays, gallery openings, museum exhibitions, etc.
in the Paris area for the week). They do various film festivals
every week, so you have many to choose from. (For example: last week
there was Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, and Audrey Hepburn festivals.)

It's too bad they don't make movies like those any more, but here in
Paris, it doesn't matter. We can relive the golden age of Hollywood
every week.

Loving it!

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