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Singing Paris : The City of Lights in 20th-Century French Music / Insomnia Film (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorInsomnia Film (Firm)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Description1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title City of Lights in 20th Century French Music
Contents Paris and the Seine (3:21) -- Seine as Place for Entertainment (4:05) -- How French Is Paris? (2:44) -- Paris: Champs-lyses (3:56) -- Working-Class Parisians (4:00) -- Old Paris (4:52) -- Bohemian Paris: Montmartre (5:06) -- Bohemian Paris: Montparnasse (3:22) -- Paris Night Life: Pigalle (7:29) -- Paris Music Halls (3:50) -- Paris in the Morning/ Les Halles (6:53)
Abstract Songs about a certain time and place are more than sentimental musings-they also serve as departure points for cultural and sociological studies. This program uses popular 20th-century French music to explore the rich character and modern-era development of Paris. Juxtaposing commentary from French scholars, performers, and business leaders with classic recordings by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Chevalier, and other artists, the film sheds light on the evolution of Paris and its component districts since the early 1900s. It also examines the special qualities that have made Paris a hub of art and fashion for centuries and the specific ways in which both Parisians and foreigners view the city.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Audience Contains brief nudity.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Insomnia Film (Firm), 2010 9781616166700
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number41395 Films Media Group

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