History Film / IsParisBurning

16th Jan '18 11:55:47 AM Gosicrystal
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* 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.
** Von Choltitz himself wanted to fight for the city, but when promised reinforcements did not arrive, he decided that destroying buildings and monuments was pointless.

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* 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. \n** Von Choltitz himself wanted to fight for the city, but when promised reinforcements did not arrive, he decided that destroying buildings and monuments was pointless.
9th Jan '18 12:29:47 PM jamespolk
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Other actors in the cast include Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/GlennFord, Creator/CharlesBoyer, Creator/YvesMontand, Creator/LeslieCaron, Creator/JeanPaulBelmondo, Creator/SimoneSignoret, and Creator/AlainDelon.
22nd Nov '17 9:49:49 PM nombretomado
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The film follows historical events as Creator/DwightDEisenhower refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction. In this he is helped by the intervention of the Swedish consul, Raoul Nordling (Creator/OrsonWelles).

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The film follows historical events as Creator/DwightDEisenhower UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction. In this he is helped by the intervention of the Swedish consul, Raoul Nordling (Creator/OrsonWelles).
1st Nov '17 4:27:48 PM jamespolk
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* QuestioningTitle: Brennt Paris, Jodl?
7th Sep '17 8:43:00 PM BroadwayPhil
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** Von Choltitz himself wanted to fight for the city, but when promised reinforcements did not arrive, he decided that destroying buildings and monuments was pointless.
9th Dec '16 4:26:44 AM Saveelich
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/TheLongestDay''. Black & white historical epic, international cast, loads and loads of characters, Allied victory in [=WW2=]... you got it.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/TheLongestDay''. Black & white historical epic, international cast, AllStarCast, loads and loads of characters, Allied victory in [=WW2=]... you got it.
8th Oct '16 2:48:49 AM Saveelich
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* LesCollaborateurs: The guy who guides the resistant student group right into a German trap.

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* LesCollaborateurs: The guy man who guides the resistant student group right into a German trap.



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%%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: All of the historical protagonists of the event show up at some point.



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%%* UrbanWarfare* UrbanWarfare: Resistants establish strongholds in several key buildings, and shoot at German troops from there. They also use Molotov cocktails.
13th Sep '16 5:20:01 PM Saveelich
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* TitleDrop: Although in German -- toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is Paris Burning?" on the phone.

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* TitleDrop: Although in German -- toward the end, Hitler is insistingly asking "Is "Brennt Paris?" (Is Paris Burning?" Burning?) on the phone.
16th Jul '16 2:35:26 PM StFan
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'''''Paris brûle-t-il?''''' ('''''Is Paris Burning?''''') is a 1966 historical film directed by René Clément, based on a screenplay by Creator/GoreVidal and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, based itself on a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It depicts the events leading to the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.

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'''''Paris brûle-t-il?''''' ('''''Is ''Paris brûle-t-il ?'' (''Is Paris Burning?''''') Burning?'') is a 1966 historical film directed by René Clément, based on a screenplay by Creator/GoreVidal and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, based itself on a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It depicts the events leading to the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.



!!''Paris brûle-t-il?'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* UrbanWarfare
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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]].
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