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  Timothy Brock - Essays and Articles - A Woman of Paris
The dilemma of the 1977 version of the score to A Woman of Paris is a complex one, and for me, a source of mixed feelings.
However for A Woman of Paris, my 8th score restoration for the Chaplins, the goal was the same, but more than few educated guesses and well-thought-out liberties had to be taken.
So in co-operation with the Chaplin family, I carefully proceeded to create a new score for A Woman of Paris, by using both the recently un-earthed dramatic compositions of 1951, and reconfiguring some of the existing themes from the 1977 score, but more in the manner of previous Chaplin treatments of his own material.
www.timothybrock.com /articles_a_woman_of_paris.htm   (845 words)

  A Woman of Paris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Woman of Paris is a feature-length silent film that debuted in 1923.
In Paris, Marie enjoys a life of luxury as the mistress of wealthy businessman Pierre Revel.
Jean fails to convince Marie he didn't mean what she overheard him say to his mother in an attempt to appease the older woman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/A_Woman_of_Paris   (1384 words)

 USATODAY.com - Woman admits accidentally starting Paris fire, cops say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
PARIS (AP) — A woman detained in connection with a fire that killed 23 people at a budget hotel in Paris last week has acknowledged that she started the blaze by accident, police said Tuesday.
She was identified by judicial officials as the girlfriend of one of the hotel's night watchmen.
Judicial officials said Monday that the woman had been detained for questioning over her whereabouts at the time of the blaze, which occurred shortly after 2 a.m.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-04-19-paris-blaze_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (412 words)

 The DVD Journal | Reviews : A King in New York/A Woman of Paris: The Chaplin Collection
The thirty-four years between A Woman of Paris (1923) and A King in New York (1957) might as well be measured in geologic epochs.
Part Victorian morality tale, part elegant comedy of manners, A Woman of Paris stars Chaplin's longtime leading lady, Edna Purviance, in a Henry James-like story of a penniless girl who leaves her provincial hometown and becomes the mistress of a cynical Parisian millionaire (Adolphe Menjou).
In A Woman of Paris Chaplin reined in the performances to deliver a more naturalistic realism than silent-screen audiences were accustomed to.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/k/kinginnewyork.shtml   (2677 words)

 New York Film and Video Festival
PARIS IS A WOMAN is an abstract, experimental film that provokes the concept of narration.
Set in the sensuous city of Paris, the contrasting turmoil characterized in this screenplay stretches to the extreme the realms of the sacred and the profane.
PARIS IS A WOMAN was produced at California Institute of the Arts and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (Paris).
www.nyfilmvideo.com /2003/paris/paris.htm   (361 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Woman 'admits causing Paris fire'
A woman detained after last week's fire in a Paris hotel which killed 24 people has admitted that she may have started the blaze by accident, police say.
According to the Paris prosecutor's office, the fire started when she threw a pile of clothes on top of candles lit in the breakfast room after a row.
The Paris Opera is one of many privately-owned hotels used by the social services as temporary housing for families who need urgent help.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4459519.stm   (329 words)

 Paris Was a Woman . Tucson Weekly . 03-20-97
THE PRIMAVERA FILM Festival continues this weekend with a presentation of the 1996 documentary Paris Was A Woman, downtown at The Screening Room.
American artists, male and female, were drawn to Paris by the strength of the dollar between the wars, the availability of good food and wine (especially alluring during Prohibition), and by its reputation as a haven for artists.
The coming of World War II quashed the spirit of Paris' community of artists, but Greta Schiller's film presents a fine chronicle of those who once considered the city neither a mistress nor a muse, but a haven where they were free to think and work.
www.filmvault.com /filmvault/tw/p/pariswasawoman_f.html   (714 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - A Woman Of Paris / A King In New York
A Woman of Paris: Marie St. Clair (Edna Purviance) wants to elope with her true love, Jean (Carl Miller), but is faced with a disapproving father who locks her out of her own home.
He made mention of the fact that A Woman of Paris was a serious drama as often as he could: in ads, lobby posters, and even a credit card on the film itself.
Both A Woman of Paris and A King in New York were trimmed by Chaplin for their respective re-release and debut in the late 1970s.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/womanpariskingny.php   (2445 words)

 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The second film in my somewhat unusual Charles Chaplin double feature (after the delightfully fl 'Monsieur Verdoux (1947)'), 'A Woman of Paris' is perhaps the silent comedy master's least mentioned film, perhaps partly due to it not actually being a comedy, or because Chaplin himself appears only in a very brief cameo role.
Written, produced and directed by Chaplin, 'A Woman of Paris' is a tightly-paced drama/romance, employing a lot of dialogue (somewhat unusual for Chaplin, who usually relied on extended slapstick comedic set pieces to drive his silent films) and a three-way relationship that has since become commonplace in films of this sort.
Perhaps perceived as a harmful satire of the American way of life, 'A Woman of Paris' was banned in several US states on the grounds of immorality, and it was a commercial flop.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0014624   (754 words)

 An Embarassing Woman of Paris - Sachi Sri Kantha
Peggy's Parisian adventures were turned into a critically acclaimed movie, 'A Woman of Paris' by Chaplin, though he rather than playing a lead role, chose a minor one in the movie.
Chandrika does not have a degree in political science from the University of Paris, and what she has is a diploma in international relations from Sciences Po, which is not part of the University of Paris.
Her biography also does not provide details about the four years (between ages 18 and 22), during which a student usually continues to study in a university or engages in professional training in disciplines such as accountancy, law, journalism and agriculture.
www.tamilnation.org /forum/sachisrikantha/paris.htm   (850 words)

 Journey Woman - Her Paris
Karen lives in Paris and is the savvy President of Bonjour Paris, a highly informative website and newsletter.
French natives (and this is more true in Paris than in the provinces) generally do not scream -- even when they are angry.
If you were unable to master the scarf tying method, you can always use one of Hermes' scarves as a work of art to hang on your wall.
www.journeywoman.com /gfc/paris.html   (620 words)

 Combustible Celluloid - A Woman of Paris (1923)
But now that "A Woman of Paris" is released on DVD, I checked it out and found that it's a Chaplin masterpiece and showed a layer to his work that I never knew existed.
Though he does not appear in it (except for a small, almost unrecognizable cameo), "A Woman of Paris" is a remarkably accomplished film.
The real reason I finally felt safe to rent "A Woman of Paris" is because it now comes on a DVD in a double bill with "A King in New York" (1957), another underrated Chaplin classic.
www.combustiblecelluloid.com /womanparis.shtml   (788 words)

 Silent Era : DVD : A Woman of Paris (1923) Review
His character in A Woman of Paris is not so much a villain as is a man simply untouched by the lives of those around him.
A Woman of Paris (1923), fl and white, 78 minutes total, not rated, with A King in New York (1957), fl and white, 100 minutes, Rated G, and Camille (1926), fl and white, 33 minutes, not rated.
A Woman of Paris (1923), fl and white, 90 minutes total, not rated, with A King in New York (1957), fl and white, 109 minutes, Rated G. CBS/Fox Home Video, ID9186CUDVD, UPC 0-14381-91862-5.
www.silentera.com /DVD/womanofParisDVD.html   (974 words)

 Paris Was a Woman
"Paris was a Woman" is a film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century, when Paris was the undisputed capital of the world.
"Paris Was a Woman" recreates the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era.
Authors Colette, Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, poets HD and Natalie Clifford Barney, painters Romaine Brooks and Marie Laurencin, editors Bryher, Alice Toklas, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, photographers Berenice Abbott and Gisele Freund, booksellers Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, and journalist Janet Flanner all figure in this legendary milieu.
www.jezebel.org /paris.htm   (250 words)

 Amazon.com: A King In New York/ A Woman Of Paris: DVD: Nellie Bly Baker,Henry Bergman,Stella De Lanti,Charles K. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A Woman of Paris is an exceptional film, especially considering that it was made in the early 20's.
In the Woman of Paris, Chaplin wrote and directed a very early silent full length feature film seriously examining the loose life style he discovered in Hollywood, not so much in Paris.
Through a misunderstanding, Marie goes to Paris alone, where over the course of a year, she becomes the mistress of Pierre, a wealthy, insouciant playboy Pierre.
www.amazon.com /King-New-York-Woman-Paris/dp/B00004S89J   (3149 words)

 A Woman of Paris - Charlie Chaplin's Forgotten Masterpiece
In A Woman of Paris he used this philosophy to its full, giving the characters on screen a naturalness that was rarely, if at all, seen in films before then.
The influence of A Woman of Paris on later films might be seen quite evidently in, for instance, Carol Reed's The Third Man from 1949.
The Woman of Paris newspaper advertisement is used with the permission of Linda Wada.
www.garenewing.co.uk /home/writing/paris.php   (2301 words)

 Bingo News from Go Bingo Paris woman gets 33 months for stealing bingo proceeds
A woman known in Bourbon County for her good deeds and her work with the poor was sentenced yesterday to 33 months in prison for stealing bingo proceeds that were supposed to go to charities.
Dorcas "Susie" Ormsby, 56, who runs the Meteer School, which provides day care and other services for poor and special-needs children in Paris, was convicted in December of two counts of mail fraud in what federal prosecutors say was a complicated scheme to pocket money from charities.
A woman known in Bourbon County for her good deeds and her work with the poor was sentenced
www.go-bingo.com /bingo/001135.php   (666 words)

 CNNSI.com - Motor Sports - Kleinschmidt is first woman to win Paris-Dakar - Monday January 22, 2001 01:04 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
PARIS (Reuters) -- Germany's Jutta Kleinschmidt on Sunday became the first woman to win the Paris-Dakar rally at the end of the last 25-km timed stage in Dakar.
The 38-year-old Kleinschmidt, who made her Paris-Dakar debut as Schlesser's co-driver in 1996, had been the first woman on the race's podium last season, finishing third.
Schlesser looked set for a third successive title after winning Saturday's 19th stage in Dakar, but he was later handed a one-hour penalty for "unsportsmanlike behavior".
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /motorsports/news/2001/01/21/paris_dakar   (424 words)

 FOXNews.com - Paris Rioters Set Woman Afire as Violence Spreads - U.S. & World
A savage assault on a bus passenger highlighted the dangers of travel in Paris' Muslim-filled and impoverished outlying neighborhoods, where the violence has entered its second week.
The African immigrant attackers doused the woman, in her 50s and on crutches, with an inflammable liquid and set her afire as she tried to get off a bus in the suburb of Sevran (search) Wednesday, judicial officials said.
Meanwhile, warehouses in Suresnes and Aubervilliers, on the northern edge of Paris, were set ablaze.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,174533,00.html   (1153 words)

 Woman 'admits starting Paris fire' - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
PARIS, France (AP) -- A woman detained in a deadly Paris hotel fire acknowledged that she started the blaze by accident, police said Tuesday as the death toll climbed a notch to 23.
The woman, not identified by name, acknowledged starting the fire accidentally, police headquarters said.
The overcrowded hotel, in Paris' 9th district, housed mostly people in need who were placed there by social services.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=38719   (516 words)

 Metroactive Movies | Paris Was a Woman
'Paris Was a Woman' documents the remarkable expatriates who changed our ideas of modern art and literature
A BETTER TITLE for Paris Was a Woman would be How Lesbians Changed Western Civilization.
Paris Was a Woman (Unrated: 75 min.), a documentary by Greta Schiller.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/01.16.97/paris-woman-9703.html   (112 words)

 Andrea Weiss: Paris Was a Woman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The hidden message of the book is that most of the English and American women in Paris during the first half of this century were lesbians, or at least very much bisexual.
The first main subject is Sylvia Beach, the founder of the famous bookstore called Shakespeare's, and the woman responsible for the publication of some of the most important and most controversial writings of the period, most especially Joyce's Ulysses.
However one may feel about feminism and women's studies, it is simply a fact that the role women played in the Paris literary scene was absolutely essential, and if one only knows about male authors of the time then one is missing half the picture.
www2.hawaii.edu /~lady/faq/reviews/paris.html   (603 words)

 Amazon.ca: A King in New York/A Woman of Paris: DVD: Charles Chaplin,Edna Purviance,Clarence Geldart,Carl Miller,Lydia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
"A Woman of Paris", released in 1923, is a film which Chaplin does not appear in.
"A Woman of Paris" has a decent little extra, a film called "Camille" which Chaplin is in, along with a load of other top named people, like Ethel Barrymore, Paul Robeson etc. This is not a masterpiece film, its just an interesting extra to the DVD.
The prints on both "A Woman of Paris" and "A King in New Yourk" and great, and this is a good way to see them.
www.amazon.ca /King-New-York-Woman-Paris/dp/B00004S89J   (1444 words)

 Michael Powell Interview: A Woman Of Paris
So then, by the time of A Woman of Paris, two or three years later, it must have been 1923 or 4, I knew quite a lot about films, but only in a very superficial way - the way the ordinary public thinks about them.
But to think that this man who had all the power in the world, and who was this clown, really, could suddenly turn round and make a film that he wasn't in, with this lovely woman, Edna Purviance, and how good she was.......
Lubitsch repeated that with a cane in So This Is Paris, in which the cane goes from one side of the road to another.
www.powell-pressburger.org /Reviews/Micky/WomanOfParis.html   (1660 words)

 A King in New York / A Woman of Paris (2 Disc Special Edition) - Clown-Ministry.com -- Amazon Explorer -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The plot of A Woman of Paris is perhaps not new: after a tragic misunderstanding, a small-town girl (former Chaplin paramour and longtime co-star Edna Purviance) goes to Paris and becomes the mistress of a rich playboy (Adolphe Menjou).
We would have liked him to have reached his acme in political films with the Dictator and never gone beyond, but unluckily life made him write and shoot another episode which is just as sorry, even if not as bloody, as the previous one.
In the Woman of Paris, Chaplin wrote and directed a very early silent full length feature film seriously examining the loose life style he discovered in Hollywood, not so much in Paris.
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 Love in Paris ; the French woman ; romantic Paris
If you go out into other areas of Paris or into the provinces, you will see that the French women is not universally slim.
What you don't see ­ yet ­ in France is obesity on the scale of the U.S. Sadly, this will be a problem for the next generation due to unstructured eating habits and snacking on sugary and salty foods.
Her little fl dress or tailored suit might be simple but watch for the detail : a pair of sexy high heels, a family brooch, sparkling earrings, a special shawl.
www.understandfrance.org /Paris/MarriedParis.html   (1130 words)

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