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11th Jun '17 3:04:16 PM jtierney50
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* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', the second half of Act I and all of Act II is set in Paris, but the musical frequently highlights the grittiest, grimiest, bloodiest parts of the city due to the low economic station of much of the cast and the nature of the revolution. The 2012 adaptation was similarly dirty (the sewer sequence, for example, was ''much'' dirtier than what is physically possible on stage), although areas set in the wealthier parts of the city ("Do You Hear the People Sing", for example, or anything set at Rue Plumet), featured the architectural styles, romance, and general cleanliness usually associated with this trope. Neither the Eiffel Tower nor the Arc de Triomphe were featured (the former because it hadn't been built yet, and the latter because it simply didn't need to be), and the most iconic Paris landmarks are the Seine river and the Elephant of the Bastille.
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9th Jun '17 10:49:20 AM SantosLHalper
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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell's first novel, ''Down and Out in Paris and London'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the fist half is all about him living a hand-to-mouth existence in Paris, eventually becoming a ''plongeur'' (dishwasher) in two different posh restaurants, where he can see the world of overworked, underpaid workers necessary to maintain "GayParee."

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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell's first novel, ''Down and Out in Paris and London'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the fist half is all about him living a hand-to-mouth existence in Paris, eventually becoming a ''plongeur'' (dishwasher) in two different posh restaurants, where he can see the world of overworked, underpaid workers necessary to maintain "GayParee."[[CrapsaccharineWorld "Gay Paree."]]
21st May '17 6:15:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' Paris is under martial law [[CrapsackWorld like much of the world]], so its depiction is influenced by [[WorldWar wartime Paris of the past century]]. The Eiffel tower and other famous landmarks are [[CityNoir displayed rather gloomily]]. [[SmokingIsCool Everyone smokes]] and engages in deep discussions of culture, [[LaResistance politics]] and [[ThePhilosopher the human condition]], even in bars and discotheque.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' Paris is under martial law [[CrapsackWorld like much of the world]], so its depiction is influenced by [[WorldWar [[Literature/WorldWar wartime Paris of the past century]]. The Eiffel tower and other famous landmarks are [[CityNoir displayed rather gloomily]]. [[SmokingIsCool Everyone smokes]] and engages in deep discussions of culture, [[LaResistance politics]] and [[ThePhilosopher the human condition]], even in bars and discotheque.
12th May '17 12:48:38 AM jormis29
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* ''Paris je t'aime'', a 2006 film which consists of eighteen short films set in different districts of Paris.

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* ''Paris je t'aime'', ''Film/ParisJeTAime'', a 2006 film which consists of eighteen short films set in different districts of Paris.
17th Apr '17 1:43:41 PM Xtifr
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* ''Webcomic/{{Bandette}}'' is set in a NouvelleVague-meets-''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' fairyland Paris.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Bandette}}'' is set in a NouvelleVague-meets-''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' UsefulNotes/NouvelleVague-meets-''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' fairyland Paris.
14th Mar '17 5:41:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars 3'' is set in Paris, and features every one of the above tropes, plus (for good measure) a suspiciously MoulinRouge-ish cabaret. Oh, and there's a huge [[spoiler:revolver cannon hidden under the Arc de Triomphe]]....

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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars 3'' is set in Paris, and features every one of the above tropes, plus (for good measure) a suspiciously MoulinRouge-ish ''Film/MoulinRouge''-ish cabaret. Oh, and there's a huge [[spoiler:revolver cannon hidden under the Arc de Triomphe]]....



* Averted in both ''Film/MoulinRouge!'' and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (the 1952 film). Both set in the GayNineties, in the historically accurate latter the streets are filthy and smelly, muggings are common and prostitutes are frequently arrested. In the former the beautiful Moulin Rouge contrasts with the reality of that era (that inner-Paris was a slum and drug and drink addicts line the streets).

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* Averted in both ''Film/MoulinRouge!'' and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (the 1952 film). films. Both are set in the GayNineties, GayNineties; in the historically accurate latter 1952 film, the streets are filthy and smelly, muggings are common and prostitutes are frequently arrested. In the former 2000s version, the beautiful Moulin Rouge contrasts with the reality of that era (that inner-Paris was a slum and drug and drink addicts line the streets).
26th Jan '17 6:31:24 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/{{Cyborg 009}}'' has a French Ballerina as the local Chick and TeamMom, so the episode depicting her backstory is set in Paris. She remarks on how it hasn't changed ''that'' much from the days she used to live there.

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* ''Anime/{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' has a French Ballerina as the local Chick and TeamMom, so the episode depicting her backstory is set in Paris. She remarks on how it hasn't changed ''that'' much from the days she used to live there.



* ''TheRoseOfAlgeria''

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1st Jan '17 5:34:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, ''BattleTanx: Global Assault'' features a campaign level where the Tower is converted into a laser cannon; the player's objective is to get to the base of the tower and blow up the generator. Another mission shortly after has the player defending the Champs-Élysées from nearly a hundred enemy tanks (not all at once, thankfully).

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* Similarly, ''BattleTanx: ''VideoGame/BattleTanx: Global Assault'' features a campaign level where the Tower is converted into a laser cannon; the player's objective is to get to the base of the tower and blow up the generator. Another mission shortly after has the player defending the Champs-Élysées from nearly a hundred enemy tanks (not all at once, thankfully).
30th Nov '16 2:50:44 AM Random888
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* The Gay Paree stereotype originated during LaBelleEpoque and most of its aspects date back no further than the 19th century. Thus, works set in pre-19th century Paris will either avert this trope or else be an AnachronismStew.
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23rd Nov '16 10:02:54 PM nombretomado
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* AssassinsCreedUnity: A lot of typical Parisian stuff is present, and the developers managed to squeeze the Eiffel Tower into a game set about a century before its construction, but the game doesn't shy away from showing the drearier or more mundane parts of the city. And cheesy accents are averted thanks to AccentAdaptation... well, cheesy French ones.

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* AssassinsCreedUnity: ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'': A lot of typical Parisian stuff is present, and the developers managed to squeeze the Eiffel Tower into a game set about a century before its construction, but the game doesn't shy away from showing the drearier or more mundane parts of the city. And cheesy accents are averted thanks to AccentAdaptation... well, cheesy French ones.
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