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Is Paris Burning? Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gert Fröbe, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron, Alain Delon, Bruno Cremer, Charles Boyer, Anthony Perkins, Robert Stack, Glenn Ford, Simon

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This is the story of the French resistance at the end of the German occupation of Paris. An all star cast through various sub-plots, shows the cat-and-mouse tactics, and political intrigues and fighting in trying to save Paris from destruction by the Germans. Paris is about to fall and the German general has received orders to burn the city. While he is struggling with his moral objections, several groups are fighting to take control of the city, and save it.
The review of this Movie prepared by Robert S.



As the Allied armies close in on Paris, Hitler orders his new commander to burn Paris before losing it. Meanwhile the French Resistance begins open rebellion. This all-star international cast epic is based on the novel by the same name. All the actors are speaking their native languages, and all of them, except Hitler, are dubbed in the English version. The dialogue is a little stilted, but the best part of this movie is the genuine war footage and realistic recreation of wartime Paris. Not to be confused with "Paris is Burning," a documentary about drag queens.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian Resistance Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation    -   sewers/subways    -   building    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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