Friday, January 29, 2010

Metro out of the metro!


Most of you may know the daily paper Metro for, according to its publisher, it is distributed in over 100 cities throughout the world. We have a French version in Paris, of course, and quite naturally you can find it every morning outside many metro (underground!) stations (that is where I took this photo). This is the Wednesday issue, the day new movies are out - that is why the cover story is about Up in the Air, the latest movie with George Clooney.

19 comments:

  1. I wish I could get Metro in French here— might find it a bit more challenging than the English version. Are you going to see that movie, Eric?

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  2. Lovely title and photo and first page of Metro.

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  3. Is Metro a paper like Nous?

    Up in the Air is about an American Airlines frequent flyer client,Eric!

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  4. trouble with the English version is it just a rehash of a UK daily paper but free!

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  5. "Metro out of the metro" reminds me a bit of the Joni Mitchell lyric "midway down the midway." So much alliteration goin' on :-). So, will you have any time in your busy work days to catch that Clooney flick?
    -Kim

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  6. Movie Night! I read that the two most romantic movie theatres in Paris are Le Grand Rex (which Eric has posted) and La Pagode (which was built on love).

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  7. Lois -- don't know if La Pagode was built on love, but I made out in there more than once! It's on the same street (rue de Babylone) where YSL had his fab duplex.

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  8. Don't know why this photo makes me want to be there so much. Maybe it's because it's such a "daily life" picture--a picture that could have been taken almost anywhere, except...cobblestones? Are those cobblestones?

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  9. I'd love to go and see this movie to end this hard week of work by a soft and festive note. Exactly what I need just now. But first meeting of the day this morning in one hour, I have to "quick" myself... :)

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  10. Eric, do you remember another sort of hip, underground Paris newspapaper that appeared in the mid-seventies called the Paris Metro? It was published somewhere in Le Marais. I loved that paper.

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  11. When I saw this photo at first, I wondered, "What's my picture doing on the front page of that newspaper?".
    Then I realised it was my lookalike - Gorgeous Georgie!
    I bet he is fed up being mistaken for me all the time.

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  12. Looool Drummond!!! When can I meet you? :)

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  13. I don't understand the French love affair with George Clooney.

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  14. So has the French Academy given up on renaming movies before they are released in France? I used to love seeing posters in Paris for American movies with totally different names!


    Sean

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  15. I haven't seen this movie yet but I always spent a delicious time when George Clooney is in a movie.
    Each time I wish I could see him a much longer while... Ahhh Starman, you may understand that, don't you?!

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  16. @PHX-CDG "
    Up in the Air is about an American Airlines frequent flyer client,Eric!" True. His main goal in life: reaching the 10 million miles milestone (spoiler: he ends up reaching it towards the end of the movie!)

    @Lois "I read that the two most romantic movie theatres in Paris are Le Grand Rex" Actually the Grand Rex is now even "grander"! They just redid it and it's really stunning. I'll post about it.

    @Eurostyle "So has the French Academy given up on renaming movies before they are released in France?" Yes and no. In "French" the movie is called "In the air" and not "Up in the air". Go figure! But I'm surprised they did not call it "en l'air" or something like that!

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  17. I love the way you've brought us in one the texture of the paper, the most fleeting part of this image and yet you give it a solidity to match the cobblestones.

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