History Film / IsParisBurning

24th Sep '14 7:53:18 AM mlsmithca
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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[WeAreStrugglingTogether rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General CharlesDeGaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].

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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[WeAreStrugglingTogether rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General CharlesDeGaulle UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].
24th Sep '14 1:42:12 AM Patachou
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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[WeAreStrugglingTogether rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General Charles de Gaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].

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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[WeAreStrugglingTogether rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General Charles de Gaulle CharlesDeGaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].
21st Aug '14 1:49:14 PM StFan
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* EiffelTowerEffect

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* EiffelTowerEffectEiffelTowerEffect: Of course, as well as several other famous Paris spots. Most distressingly, they are seen while the German soldiers are filling them with explosives.
21st Aug '14 1:35:53 PM StFan
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* RefugeInAudacity: When "Pierrelot" (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is tasked to retake Hôtel Matignon from LesCollaborateurs, he cannot get any men in insurgent Paris. So what does he do? Walk into the place with just his female aid, and ask for control of the place in the name of the temporary government. It ''works'', and he's treated like a minister.
21st Aug '14 12:39:16 PM StFan
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* MolotovCocktail

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* MolotovCocktailMolotovCocktail: Prepared by Pr. [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Joliot-Curie Frédéric Joliot-Curie]].
21st Aug '14 12:09:19 PM StFan
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The title comes from AdolfHitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): "Brennt Paris?". The military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz (Creator/GertFrobe), had been ordered to [[IfICantHaveYou destroy the city rather than let it fall undamaged into the hands of the Allies]].

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The title comes from AdolfHitler's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): "Brennt Paris?". The military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz (Creator/GertFrobe), had been ordered to [[IfICantHaveYou destroy the city rather than let it fall undamaged into the hands of the Allies]].



* CuteAsABouncingBetty: The huge cannon Von Choltitz used to destroy Sebastopol is named "Karl".



* EiffelTowerEffect: Natch.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Natch.EiffelTowerEffect



* LaResistance: Naturally.

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* LaResistance: Naturally.Most of the French protagonists, naturally.



* TitleDrop: Although in German-toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.
* ThoseWackyNazis: {{Averted}}-except for AdolfHitler, of course.

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* TitleDrop: Although in German-toward German -- toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.
* ThoseWackyNazis: {{Averted}}-except {{Averted}} -- except for AdolfHitler, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, of course.
30th May '14 1:01:14 AM Fireblood
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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[InterserviceRivalry rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General Charles de Gaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].

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The film looks not only at the taking of Paris by French and American troops but at [[InterserviceRivalry [[WeAreStrugglingTogether rivalries within the Resistance]]. Of the two main sections, the branch loyal to General Charles de Gaulle was against an uprising while the branch linked to the communists, led by Henri Rol-Tanguy (Bruno Cremer), believed action was necessary. De Gaulle tried to overcome communist influence during and after Liberation, [[RedScare believing the communists planned to take control of the city and then of France]].



* OfficerAndAGentleman: Von Choltitz

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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Von CholtitzCholtitz.



* TitleDrop: Although in German -- toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Averted, except for AdolfHitler, of course.

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* TitleDrop: Although in German -- toward German-toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Averted, except {{Averted}}-except for AdolfHitler, of course.
16th Mar '14 12:23:12 PM StFan
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* AllStarCast: Big time. It stars Creator/KirkDouglas, Glenn Ford, Creator/GertFrobe, Creator/OrsonWelles, [[Film/{{Psycho}} Anthony Perkins]], Robert Stack and a big bunch of well known French actors of the time, including Charles Boyer, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Yves Montand, Leslie Caron, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Simone Signoret, Claude Rich, Bruno Cremer, Daniel Gélin, Alain Delon, Sacha Pitoëff and Jean-Louis Trintignant.



* HonorBeforeReason: Depends on your point of view. von Choltitz is ordered to burn Paris to the ground. Realizing that history would never forgive him if he did, the general does what he can to arrange a quiet surrender instead. It may have been dishonorable to the Nazis, but it was reasonable and honorable to the French. In RealLife, the French regarded him as "The Savior of Paris" and French officers attended his funeral in 1966.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Depends on your point of view. von Von Choltitz is ordered to burn Paris to the ground. Realizing that history would never forgive him if he did, the general does what he can to arrange a quiet surrender instead. It may have been dishonorable to the Nazis, but it was reasonable and honorable to the French. In RealLife, the French regarded him as "The Savior of Paris" and French officers attended his funeral in 1966.


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* TitleDrop: Although in German -- toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.
1st Dec '13 11:44:12 PM SeptimusHeap
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1st Dec '13 11:43:19 PM rirgf
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