Rooftops of Paris

Rooftops of Paris

In Rooftops of Paris, Fabrice Moireau - ho has illustrated such titles as Paris Sketchbook, Provence Sketchboo and Gardens of Paris - presents a collection of aerial views over Paris.

Author: Fabrice Moireau

Publisher: Didier Millet,Csi

ISBN: 9814217948

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Books on Paris are legion, but there is virtually none devoted to its rooftops and the vistas they look out into. Rooftops of Paris is an invitation to travel to a new and unfamiliar territory in a city filled with time-honoured historical and cultural icons that many are so familiar with. This volume of quirky but charming artworks provides a view of Paris as seen from its rooftops by illustrator Fabrice Moireau and writer Carl Norac. Moireau undertakes a close study of Paris, surveying it at rooftop level with an entomologists eye for detail. In this book, he captures in watercolour the citys lesser known nooks and crannies, alongside the famous landmarks, offering unusual angles and new ways of seeing an iconic city. This other side of Paris this levitated, almost unreal world is an extravagant mass of ingenious shapes and forms that give protection from rain, wind and architectural monotony. The captions accompanying the paintings are rendered in Moireaus own handwriting while the evocative and poetical text was crafted by Norac, an award-winning poet, playwright and author of childrens books. The writer goes beyond prosaic description to capture some of the wild and poetic imaginings inspired by these rooftops.
Categories: Art

The Movie Guide

The Movie Guide

UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS kicked around Hollywood - since the book's publication . Lowry , a suicidal alcoholic , wrote the novel without any clear narrative line , relying instead on marvelously visual images , thereby causing many ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000440987

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1099

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From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.
Categories: Motion pictures

Brunswick Records Other non U S recordings and indexes

Brunswick Records  Other non U S  recordings and indexes

3489bkp Sous les toits de Paris ( Under the roofs of Paris ) Paris , Br 57018 ORCHESTRA OF ASSOCIATION DES LAMOUREAUX , PARIS - Albert Wolf , Conductor . Paris , 1930 1719bmp Redemption ( Franck ) - Symphonic poem , Pt . 1 Br 90207 ...

Author: Ross Laird

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318697

Category: Music

Page: 2061

View: 167

Includes all known Brunswick label recordings through 1931, including subsidiary labels such as Vocalion and Melotone.
Categories: Music

Living in Daylight

Living in Daylight

An artist's studio : Paris , France What could be more romantically true to the myth and legend of life in Paris than an artist actually living under the roofs of Paris ? What better illustration of the story of light - filled city ...

Author: Maria-Therese Hoppe

Publisher: Gyldendal A/S

ISBN: 8702076101

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 298

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Categories: Architecture, Domestic

Republic of Images

Republic of Images

Sous les toits de Paris (Under the Roofs of Paris, 1930) tells of the lives and loves of a poor street singer and his friends, all of whom live on ... Shots of rooftops and the cramped rooms beneath them punctuate the film's narrative.

Author: Alan Williams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674257580

Category: History

Page: 472

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Chronicling one of the greatest and most popular national cinemas, Republic of Images traces the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895—the year of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris—to the present day. Alan Williams offers a unique synthesis of history, biography, aesthetics and film theory. He brings to life all of the major directors, setting before us the cultures from which they emerged, and sheds new light on the landmark films they created. He distills what is historically and artistically unique in each of their careers and reveals what each artist has in common with the forebears and heirs of the craft. Within the larger story of French cinema, Williams examines the treasury of personal expression, social commentary, and aesthetic exploration that France has produced so consistently and exported so well. It is the tale of an industry rife with crises, and Williams offers a superb narrative of the economic, political, and social forces that have shaped its century-long history. He provides biographical sketches of filmmakers from the early pioneers of the silent era such as Louis Lumière and Alice Guy to modern directors such as Louis Malle, Claude Chabrol, and François Truffaut. Some of their careers, he shows, exemplify the significant contributions individuals made to the development of French fllmmaking; others yield illuminating evidence of the problems and opportunities of a whole generation of filmmakers. Throughout, he presents critical analyses of significant films, from The Assassination of the Duc de Guise (1908) to works by the post–nouvelle vague directors. Williams captures the formal and stylistic developments of film in France over nearly one hundred years. Free of cant and jargon, Republic of Images is the best general account available of the rich interplay of film, filmmaker, and society. It will delight both general reader and student, as well as the viewer en route to the video store.
Categories: History

Marianne and the Puritan

Marianne and the Puritan

The story of Under the Roofs of Paris is that of two friends , Albert and Louis ( Edmond Gréville ) and the woman , Pola ( Pola Illery ) , who enters their life . Their pursuit of Pola is thwarted by the thug Fred ( Gaston Modet ) who ...

Author: David I. Grossvogel

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739113658

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Marianne and the Puritan provides a sociological, political, and aesthetic analysis of French and American cultures as seen through their respective cinemas. Author David I. Grossvogel focuses on highly popular and available French and American films which, taken together and through the 20th century, treat permutations of the couple.
Categories: Art

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger

He gets up at once, opens the window, and wants me to admire Paris from his seventh floor. He exclaims less about the Eiffel Tower ... evoking the celebrated film by René Clair [Under the Roofs of Paris / Sous les toits de Paris, 1930].

Author: Gary Bettinson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496835215

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Otto Preminger (1905–1986), whose Hollywood career spanned the 1930s through the 1970s, is popularly remembered for the acclaimed films he directed, among which are the classic film noir Laura, the social-realist melodrama The Man with the Golden Arm, the CinemaScope musical Carmen Jones, and the riveting courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder. As a screen actor, he forged an indelible impression as a sadistic Nazi in Billy Wilder’s Stalag 17 and as the diabolical Mr. Freeze in television’s Batman. He is remembered, too, for drastically transforming Hollywood’s industrial practices. With Exodus, Preminger broke the Hollywood blacklist, controversially granting screen credit to Dalton Trumbo, one of the exiled “Hollywood Ten.” Preminger, a committed liberal, consistently shattered Hollywood’s conventions. He routinely tackled socially progressive yet risqué subject matter, pressing the Production Code’s limits of permissibility. He mounted Black-cast musicals at a period of intense racial unrest. And he embraced a string of other taboo topics—heroin addiction, rape, incest, homosexuality—that established his reputation as a trailblazer of adult-centered storytelling, an enemy of Hollywood puritanism, and a crusader against censorship. Otto Preminger: Interviews compiles nineteen interviews from across Preminger’s career, providing fascinating insights into the methods and mindset of a wildly polarizing filmmaker. With remarkable candor, Preminger discusses his filmmaking practices, his distinctive film style, his battles against censorship and the Hollywood blacklist, his clashes with film critics, and his turbulent relationships with a host of well-known stars, from Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to Jane Fonda and John Wayne.
Categories: Performing Arts