Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Crime scene?


No, this is not the Police investigating after my burglary! Just a way to evacuate the cars in one of the streets in my neighborhood... And do you know why? Because they are going to shoot a film/movie pretty soon. There are about 700 filmings every year in Paris and from what I could see on the site that the Town hall dedicated to filmings, not only do you have to apply for a permit but you must also pay... It's not too expensive though: 380€ per day for an average location and much more for an exclusive one.

16 comments:

  1. Assez pénibles ces tournages je dois dire... Quais bloqués le Dimanche (il y a deux mois), 3 semaines sans aucune place de parking dans mon quartier... Meme pas un merci de la Mairie, surtout que les PV eux ne s'arretent pas de tomber pour autant.

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  2. I was once going to let out my house (a 17th century beautiful sadly i no longer have!) for filming. It never happened in the end, but it's quite lucrative. Complete disruption of course, but they put everything right afterwards. I like the angle here, Eric. Why do i always have to sigh in admiration when i come here and wish i'd got such good angles?

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  3. lol i'm tired; i meant to say 17th century beautiful cottage!!

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  4. I was sorry to hear about your break in Eric. And sorry again to see that the police tape is not for you! Don't they know who you are??? I'm glad they did not take your computer... that would be stealing from us all!
    Thanks,
    Wayne

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  5. Hi Eric,

    Greetings from Miami, FL. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy visiting your blog at the end of my day. I had the priveledge to live and study twice in Paris, and I miss it very much. I find with your site, I am able to "visit" Paris everyday and while I am at it, I learn something interesting!

    Melissa

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  6. Bonjour, I am glad I found your blog! It's lovely. The pictures are fabulous to me even though you might not think so. I've been to Paris many times, but I never get tired of the images.

    A+
    Colleen

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  7. Back when I lived in the Quartier Latin in the early '90s, they were filming the "Highlander" TV series. The main character's houseboat was anchored at the end of my street and we would periodically come out to go to class and the street would be closed off for filming. One morning we tried to leave for class and they wouldn't let us come out of the building for a couple of hours!

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  8. Eric - We Chicagoans want to remind everyone that Al Capone is dead! So knock off the "dangerous in Chicago' stuff!!! We are nice, kind, gentle Midwesterners who vote early and often.
    LOL.

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  9. Bonjour de Dover, Delaware, USA. Thanks, Eric, for your pictures and daily comments! I love your blog and check it out each day. I have been to Paris many times over the years and feel like I have made a mini-trip each time I visit your site. Joyeux Noel a toi et bonne annee.

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  10. I love French cinema, it's the perfect antidote to formulaic Hollywood output.

    I recently watched Tell No One, a brilliant French film I'd recommend to anyone.

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  11. San Francisco, too, is the set of many movies and they do disturb traffic and everything else, especially when they film in the FD. On the other hand, we're glad to have them because it's always kind of cool to look see your neighborhood in a movie... Personally, I love movies shot on location in Paris and have seen a number of them only for that reason ;)

    (PS, I still think tourists should mind their purses, bags, and pockets when they visit Paris, especially in crowded public places! Un homme averti en vaut deux, non? ;)

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  12. I agree Vicky Hugo, Chicago is my kinda town.

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