The Depiction of Paris of in Films Essay by Master Researcher

An analysis of the depiction of Paris through the films "400 Blows", "Cleo from 5-7" and "Breathless".
# 87080 | 900 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Europe) , Film (Documentary) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper analyzes a film that is filmed through fast paced action sequences, which describe a clean and prosperous city. The paper discusses the way that by analyzing the social and political turmoil of the late fifties and early sixties in Paris, France, these films represent a the clash between counter culture and the larger society norms at large in the city.

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"Film Studies: The Depiction of Paris of in the Films: 400 Blows, Cleo from 5-7, and Breathless In this film study the role of Paris in the cinematography will be analyzed within the films; 400 Blows (1959), Cleo from 5-7 (1961), and Breathless (1960). In essence, Paris is a city that is filmed in the rushing changes of a society that reflects a burgeoning metropolis in the modern era. In the film: 400 Blows, Truffaut is able to reflect his own experiences in the rough life of underworld through his directorial filming technique."

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