Nov

19
2013

Six Movies to Get You In the Mood for FIDM's Study Tour to Paris

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Paris—and France—has been a favorite location of filmmakers for a long time. Here are a few classics to help you picture the sparkling city of light, fashion, and romance.

Marie Antoinette (2006) If you haven't seen this visual extravaganza by Sofia Coppola, you owe it to yourself to indulge in all the colors, clothes, and macaroons of this sensual queen.

Chocolat (2000) Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and chocolate. Need we say  more?  In this delightful fantasy set in a magical village you can practically taste the rich, dark chocolate.

Funny Face (1957) Edith Head and Givenchy collaborated on the costumes for this classic musical starring a young Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in a May-December love story. The story of a fashion model and photographer is based on Vogue photographer Richard Avedon's early days in '50s Paris and super model Suzy Parker.

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Midnight in Paris (2011) Woody Allen's homage takes off on a young man's trippy time travel to the expat Paris of the 1920s.

Gigi (1958) This romantic retelling of the Colette story is set in Belle Époque Paris—with all the great landmarks primped for the camera, fabulous costumes, timeless songs, and direction by Vincente Minnelli (father of Liza).

Amelie (2001) A whimsical romance set in contemporary Paris, Amelie gave Audrey Tautou a shot at becoming the modern girl's Audrey Hepburn.

FIDM Students: To join the FIDM Study Tour to Paris and other tours, go to the FIDM Portal.

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