||City of Lights in 20th Century French Music
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.|
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
||Contains brief nudity.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Insomnia Film (Firm), 2010 9781616166700|
|Publisher number||41395 Films Media Group|