Loading... Please wait...

Our Newsletter


Is Paris Burning? (1966) DVD

  • Image 1
Price:
$9.99
SKU:
M06162015701
Availability:
In Stock
Quantity:


Product Description

Is Paris Burning? (1966)

Director:

 René Clément

Writers:

 Larry Collins (book), Dominique Lapierre (book)

Stars:

 Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron
 
In 1944, with Paris on the verge of Liberation by the allies, Adolph Hitler ordered that the City of Light be blown up and burned to the ground. General Dietrich Von Choltitz, after much rumination, decided that he didn't want to go down in history as the man who destroyed Paris. His refusal to follow Hitler's orders would make him a pariah in Germany for the rest of his life; nor was his gesture ever rewarded by the Allies. From this very human story in the midst of one of the most inhuman conflicts in history grew the screenplay (by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola) of the all-star, internationally produced Is Paris Burning? Whereas the earlier The Longest Day was able to support a castful of celebrities and brief subplot vignettes, Is Paris Burning? seems more weighted down than weighty. Still, a modern audience will have fun playing "spot the star" throughout the film, especially when those spotted stars include the likes of Gert Frobe (as Choltitz), Jean-Paul BelmondoAlain DelonKirk Douglas (as Patton),Glenn Ford (as Bradley), Yves MontandSimone SignoretRobert Stack, and even Anthony Perkins as a wide-eyed GI. Filmed on a gargantuan scale, Is Paris Burning? was based on a book by Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre. The film was lensed in black and white, save for the Technicolor finale (in the original road-show prints).

Find Similar Products by Tag

drama  

Find Similar Products by Category


Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!


Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Is Paris Burning? (1966) DVD to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...