Montmartre Museum - Montmartre, decor de cinema

If there's one place that alone epitomizes Paris, it would have to be Montmartre. Writers and painters alike have for centuries found their inspiration here, and it comes as no surprise that, from its very beginnings, the world of cinema looked to imprint the soul and singular photogenic atmosphere of Montmartre onto film, embellishing its legendary entertainment venues (Pigalle, the Sacre-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge),but also its facets of pleasure and crime, the Montmartre where reality and dreams collide.It is a gift for filmmakers, from the greatest artists to the most humble artisans who translate this ultimate Parisian symbol into pictures.
Whether filmed on location or reconstructed in a studio, in black and white or in colour, Montmartre unveils its multiple facets through this exhibition. Wouldn't you say that in the films in which it stars, Montmartre comes alive as a real character, talks and sings in its own right, allowing us to share its moods and emotions? Through a collection of exceptional documents, this exhibition "Montmartre, the cinema set" is pure fantasy, showcasing film extracts, sets, original posters, preparatory drawings, models, costumes and scenery, in all their glory and variety to the greater public.An invitation to laugh, temble and cry... Just like at the cinema....

The exhibition will be on view until January 15, 2018

 
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Les Enfants du paradis, Marcel Carné, 1945. Photographie, Coll. Le Vieux Montmartre
 
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Amélie Poulain
 
USEFUL INFORMATION
Address: 12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
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