#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This sprawling, star-laden film, depicts the struggles of various French-Resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), is under orders from Hitler himself to burn the city if he cannot control it or if the Allies get too close. Much of the drama centers around the moral deliberations of the general, the Swedish ambassador (Welles), and the eager but desperate leaders of the resistance.
Plot: Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, helps a resistance leader organize his forces.
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The Liberation of Paris in WWII in a French Super Production
In August 1944, Adolf Hitler assigns General Dietrich von Choltitz (Gert Froebe) to be in the military governor of Paris and to burn the city in case of the Allied forces arrival. Meanwhile, the French resistance has internal fights of the different factions and leaderships. One French major convinces the Allied forces to liberate Paris from the Germans. General von Choltitz disobeys Hitler’s orders and spares Paris from destruction.
“Paris brûle-t-il?”, a.k.a. “Is Paris Burning?”, is an underrated French super production about the liberation of Paris in World War II. It is impressive the number of stars in this movie, directed by René Clément; screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola; music by Maurice Jarre. There are many cameos of great actors and also a huge number of bit players. Unfortunately the dubbing in English is awful. Fortunately this German general did not destroy one of the most beautiful cities in the world. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “Paris Está em Chamas?” (“Is Paris Burning?”)
Good History Doesn’t Always Guarantee Classic Movies,
I have read all the user comments about “Is Paris Burning?” and I think that I understand the movie better now, but I still argue that it was an inferior opus. No, I have not read the book, but I will put it on my list of books to read. Nevertheless, good history doesn’t always guarantee classic movies, and “Is Paris Burning” remains hopelessly questionable in my opinion. Before I generate a laundry list of flaws, let me tote up the assets. First, Maurice Jarre’s orchestral soundtrack qualifies as nothing short of brilliant because he captures the atmosphere and the drama in the events. Second, Marcel (“Taxi to Tobruk”) Grignon’s black & white widescreen cinematography rivals Jarre’s score in the epic scope that it confers on the film. The producers clearly filmed this movie on location in the City of the Lights and the filmmakers may be applauded for giving the film a documentary flavor. The performances raised no concerns for me, except for Kirk Douglas, looking like he was on vacation when the casting director caught him and convinced him to portray General Patton, did raise an eyebrow. “Is Paris Burning” is a professionally mounted motion picture and there is no evidence of a shoe-string budget. Ultimately, however, what undoes “IS Paris Burning” is the overlong Gore Vidal & Francis Ford Coppola screenplay, along with the other acknowledged contributions from other scenarists, because there are no truly sympathetic character–just too many to keep track of, the storyline is episodic to the point of incoherence, and the entire movie wears out its welcome by the time that it pauses nearly two hours later for an intermission. There is no quotable dialogue and I felt like a lot of information that I learned on IMDb.COM should have been in the film itself. At the intermission, I wish that Paris had burned in the movie, BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. As a World War II military history scholar, I can now appreciate the historical contribution that “Is Paris Burning” makes in its cinematic context, but as a film consumer, this bland, obtuse yarn just makes me yawn.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 55 min (175 min), 2 hr 55 min (175 min) (France), 2 hr 53 min (173 min) (USA), 2 hr 54 min (174 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director René Clément
Writer Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre, Gore Vidal
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron
Country France, United States
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)